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Integrating NodeRED and Tasker

NodeRED is easy and powerful. Currently, I'm running the NodeRED server on my RaspberryPi Zero connected to the router directly. It handles my light setup, but what I have been missing for a while...
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Hacking ESP8266 smart plug – serial adaper

I was excited to see the dev pads on the Oittm ESP8266 Smart plug.  I finally found some time to open this up and hook up the wires.  My hopes weren't too high, but...
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A hackable ESP8266 inside a smart plug

I had a chance to review an Oittm Smart WiFi Plug recently. I also tried to see if I can use Tasker with it, but Wireshark returned encrypted data. No success, for now... While...
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Make a Amazon Dash security sensor

This is probably the last Amazon Dash hack I can come up with. The previous one - Wireless Doorbell was a great success and I'm still using it whenever I'm awaiting a delivery. If you...
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ESP32 – getting started on Windows

My previous ESP boards (8266) are great but it comes with one limitation - the number of usable pins. It was time to upgrade! And what an upgrade it is. 2 core processing, Bluetooth...
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Write better content with Raspberry PI AIY Project.

While I type these words, assembled Raspberry PI AIY Project is connected to the laptop patiently waiting for me to strike a conversation. This underwhelmingly looking speaker has found another purpose in my life....
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AIY Project on any Raspberry Pi including Zero W

If you were unable to get the MagPi #57 with AIY Project there are ways of running the Google Assistant on a regular RaspberryPi or Raspberry Pi Zero. It doesn't mean you should do...
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Tips for building AIY speaker

Building AIY speaker was a pleasure. I went live and streamed the entire process without prior preparation. The viewers could see me struggle a bit, therefore, I thought it would be a good idea...
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Flashing ESP8266 with NodeMCU (Windows, Linux, Arduino and Raspberry Pi)

Each time when I'm unable to find a coherent guide on a single page within three pages of Google search, I'm creating an article like this. Flashing ESP8266 is easy if you know what you...
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Building a ESP8266-01 flash adapter

If you planning to play with more than 2 ESP8266-01 boards you will need an ESP8266-01 flash adapter. Trust me, you will thank me later. To flash the board you need to hook up...
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Integrating NodeRED and Tasker

NodeRED is easy and powerful. Currently, I'm running the NodeRED server on my RaspberryPi Zero connected to the router directly. It handles my light...

Hacking ESP8266 smart plug – serial adaper

I was excited to see the dev pads on the Oittm ESP8266 Smart plug.  I finally found some time to open this up and...

A hackable ESP8266 inside a smart plug

I had a chance to review an Oittm Smart WiFi Plug recently. I also tried to see if I can use Tasker with it,...
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Make a Amazon Dash security sensor

This is probably the last Amazon Dash hack I can come up with. The previous one - Wireless Doorbell was a great success and I'm...

ESP32 – getting started on Windows

My previous ESP boards (8266) are great but it comes with one limitation - the number of usable pins. It was time to upgrade!...