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, and boy, this display has some nice intense colors! To get an idea how a color version of the Weatherstation would look like I got a little creative and designed a image mockup and uploaded it to the [...]

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ESP8266 Weather Station: Measuring Inside and Outside Temperature – Part 2

In Part 1 of this series you learned how to connect a DHT temperature/humidity sensor directly to your WeatherStation and to display the readings as an additional frame in [...]

Weather Station in an Old Nokia Phone

Today I got a wonderful email from Jens Lochm├╝ller from Germany which shows that necessity is truly the mother of invention. He wanted to build a case for the Weather [...]

ESP8266 Weather Station: World Clock Demo

Just in time for the beginning of the new year I added a demo for the WeatherStation which displays various world times together with a pretty icon. Just update the [...]

ESP8266 Weather Station: Measuring Inside and Outside Temperature – Part 1

The code you get with the WeatherStation (https://github.com/squix78/esp8266-weather-station) is meant as a starting point for beginners and enthusiasts to display [...]

ESP8266 WeatherStation with a Magic Mirror

Just had a little time to test my latest idea. I took an IKEA picture frame, mirrored car tint and the Weather station, put everything together and it works! It only took [...]

ESP8266 Weather Station: New Version Released

While I have a few days off I found some time to finally get a consistent set of libraries for the WeatherStation together and fix a few things. Here is a summary of the [...]

ESP8266 Oled Display library: How to customize fonts

Many people were asking me to publish the code that creates the font files used in the SSD1306 OLED library. Well, I was hesitating since the code was a bit hacky. So I sat [...]

ESP8266 Project Preview: FairyBox – The Kid & Parent Friendly Wifi Controllable MP3 Player

This is a quick preview of my next ESP8266 project in the pipeline: The FairyBox. Planned features: (Planned) Features Simple song selection with big buttons: button 1 [...]

ESP32 unboxing!

Santa came early this year! Espressif has sent me one of the early test boards of the new kid in IoT town, the ESP32. Compared to the ESP8266 which kind of dominated the [...]

ESP8266: Fixing extended ASCII issues in SSD1306 OLED library

I got a few complaints that the esp8266-oled-ssd1306 library does not handle special characters such as Umlauts properly. It turns out that the Arduino IDE does handle [...]