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HomeKit – Thread

Thread is a new, energy-efficient networking technology found on the HomePod mini and Apple TV 4K (2021). Products from Nanoleaf, Eve and other manufacturers have also increasingly been made suitable for thread. What is it, and what can you do with it? You can read that here. What is Thread? Thread is an IP-based network …

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HomeKit – Matter

Matter, previously project CHIP, is the new foundation for connected things. Guided by the Connectivity Standards Alliance, and developed through collaboration amongst all the leaders of the IoT industry, Matter focuses on building connected devices that are secure, reliable, and importantly, seamless to use. Espressif has been a part of the Matter initiative since early days, …

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ESP HomeKit

ESP8266 – HomeKit Essentials Lightstrip

This Project is Featured on instructables! I have already written several blogs about ESP HomeKit. For the more experienced makers, this is not a problem. But for starters or starting makers or hobbyists it may not be so easy. That’s why in this blog I’m going to make a LED strip using 3 “standard” modules. …

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ESP32C3 – Your New ESP8266

Many have been eagerly awaiting the ESP32-C3 from Espressif. It has only one computing core instead of the usual two processor cores in other ESP32 controllers. But this core works with the free, open RISC-V instruction set architecture that competes with the ARM-based controllers widely used for IoT applications. I recently put the ESP32C3 through …

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