IoT Water Alarm

IoT Water Alarm

“I have recently experienced kitchen drain backup. Had I not been at home at the time, it would have caused floor and drywall damage in my apartment. Fortunately, I was aware of the problem and ready to scoop the water out with a bucket. This got me thinking about purchasing a flood alarm. I discovered plenty of affordable products on …

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Solar Soil Moisture Meter With ESP8266

Solar Soil Moisture Meter With ESP8266

“In this Instructable, we’re making a solar powered soil moisture monitor. It uses an ESP8266 wifi microcontroller running low power code, and everythings waterproof so it can be left outside. You can follow this recipe exactly, or take from it the useful techniques for your own projects. If you’re new to microcontroller programming, please check out my Arduino …

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Nixie Clock on ESP8266 module

Nixie Clock on ESP8266 module

“Nixie Clock on ESP8266 module with synchronization with NTP server. Simple circuit. This is my new project “Nixie clock on ESP8266”. Here I used the decoder 74141 and the neon indicators IN-12. Features: 1) Powered by USB port. Low energy consumption. 2) Connects to the network wi-fi. 3) No time setting required. 4) Synchronization with NTP server. 5) Firmware …

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ESP8266 on batteries for years

ESP8266 on batteries for years

“The ultra low power weather station For some time I have been fascinated by the possibilities of the ESP8266, but I never really considered it good for a life on batteries. I got an idea of making an outdoor weather station that would send measured light level, temperature and humidity to my home automation server. The ESP is a hungry …

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Your HotSpot is a presence detector

Your HotSpot is a presence detector

“I never connect my devices to “free wifi” hotspots. I’ve seen what a (bad) hacker can do, using one laptop, a battery powered Raspberry PI board and a collection of software tools. He can spy (almost) any smartphone that is connected to the same “free wifi” hotspot. For this reason, I always use my own LTE 4G connection and …

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Desktop Weather Station With WIFI

Desktop Weather Station With WIFI

“Life is more than making a living. Life-Hacks and DIYs can make your days more enjoyable. By being a designer of your own house, you don’t have to follow the latest fashion. For some time, simple changes make a big difference and can bring you great satisfaction. When tech, Open-source hardware and Design meet each other there would be …

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