In this instructable, I’m going to show you how you can use the power of ESP8266, creativity in software design and programming, to make something cool and educational.
I named it Personal Assistant, cause it’s pocket sized, talks to you, and can gives you some useful, and (of course) a few not useful (but still cool) information about weather, time and date, gmail messages, live birth and death rates and etc.
I tried to keep the design simple. The device has two user interfaces. A physical push button, and a web based application, that user can access it using a web browser and change the device settings and configuration.
How it works?The main components of this project are a Microcontroller and a Music Player module. Our microcontroller (NodeMCU) uses WiFi technology to connect to an access point with internet connection; so it can gets its required data, process it, and tells the Music Player (DFPlayer Mini) when, which MP3 file should be played.
For now, that’s all you need to know. I will give you more detailed information in the next steps, so don’t worry.”

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