Month: May 2016

ESP8266 Peripherals: Indoor Positioning with IR Camera

DF Robot IR Camera Sensor
The sensor I'm going to talk about here is a very powerful one. And you actually might have a very similar one in your home somewhere. The DF Robot Positioning [...]

Daddy Day Science #2: Heated Air Expands

Thursday - Daddy Day - Science Day! In the second experiment I wanted to show my daughter that air expands when it gets warmer. My favourite "science" book [...]

ESP8266 Peripherals: Mini PIR Motion Sensor

  The ESP8266 is all about Internet of Things, right? So lets start sensing something in the real world! What about (human) presence in [...]

Daddy Science Day: The Potato Battery

I see myself as very privileged to enjoy a day alone with my daughter once per week. There are many aspects to it: it is a great thing for the relation with [...]

ESP8266 Peripherals: uBlox GPS Module

Almost 20 years ago when I studied a few semesters of electrical engineering at the famous ETH in Zurich I had a lecture about the basics of digital [...]

ESP8266 Peripherals: KY-040 Rotary Encoder

The ESP8266 took the hearts of the IoT and Do-It-Yourself community by storm, due the very attractive price, its internet connectivity and due to the [...]