GreenPak Programmable Matrix

I had a batch of PCBs arrive yesterday which included the boards for my ESP8266 based sensor system so I should be able to do a followup post on that project in the near future. This batch also included my breakout boards for GreenPak 3 mixed signal programmable logic chips. These devices are small…

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ESP8266 Network Configuration

One of the more challenging issues with wireless sensor nodes is performing the initial configuration required to get them to connect to your wireless network in the first place (in this case I am talking about 802.11 a/b/g/n based WiFi networks). To connect to a WiFi network a sensor needs to have…

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NotDuinos - The Arduino Core on Other Devices

In my last post I mentioned that there was an Arduino compatible core available for the ESP8266 - in this post I cover how to install this core as well as cores for other non-Arduino hardware. A Brief History of Arduino The Arduino system started in 2005 as a project platform for students and consis…

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ESP8266 - The Easiest Way to Automate Your Home

Recently I've been looking at a way to quickly build and deploy some wireless sensors to feed data into my home automation system and took a second look at the ESP8266 modules sitting in my parts drawer - these devices seem to be the quickest, cheapest and easiest way to get a remote sensor network…

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