Author: squix78

ESP8266 WeatherStation Color

Yesterday I started playing around with a TFT color display connected to the ESP8266. First I adapted example code to download BMP files to the flash memory, [...]

ESP8266: Turn a $9 Body Scale into a Smart Scale – Part 1

In this project I will show you how you can build yourself a fancy Withings-like body scale. I divided the article into two parts: Part 1 describes the [...]

ESP8266 based Plane Spotter – How To

When I sit at my living room table I can see wonderful big airplanes in the final approach to Zurich (ZRH) airport or ascending to a far destination: Airbus [...]

New Weather Station Demo on Github

I have been working on a new demo of the Weather Station which is built as a platformio project. It has a few features which are not in the library demo: [...]

ESP8266-Hack – Piggybacking OLED display on WeMos D1 Mini

128x64 OLED display directly soldered on a WeMos D1 Mini
Inspired by Mike Rankin's (@mikerankin) beautiful crossovers between an ESP8266 ESP-01 and an 0.96 Inch OLED I2C display I decided to try if there wasn't an [...]

ESP8266: SSD1306 Oled Library Release

The "ESP8266 OLED SSD1306" is an open source library which allows you to control those pretty OLED modules from our beloved ESP8266 module. Fabrice Weinberg [...]

ESP8266: Continuous Delivery Pipeline – Push To Production

The integration of the ESP8266 framework into the Arduino IDE brought ease of use for development. This was further improved when firmwares could be pushed [...]

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 [...]