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ESP8266 Home Automation Projects

By : Catalin Batrinu, Constantin Tambrea
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ESP8266 Home Automation Projects

By: Catalin Batrinu, Constantin Tambrea

Overview of this book

The ESP8266 is a low-cost yet powerful Wi-Fi chip that is becoming more popular at an alarming rate, and people have adopted it to create interesting projects. With this book, you will learn to create and program home automation projects using the ESP8266 Wi-Fi chip. You will learn how to build a thermostat to measure and adjust the temperature accordingly and how to build a security system using the ESP8266. Furthermore, you will design a complete home automation system from sensor to your own cloud. You will touch base on data monitoring, controlling appliances, and security aspects. By the end of the book, you will understand how to completely control and monitor your home from the cloud and from a mobile application. You will be familiar with the capabilities of the ESP8266 and will have successfully designed a complete ready-to-sell home automated system.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Title Page
About the Author
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback
Building a Home Thermostat with the ESP8266
Using ESP8266 to Build a Security System

Introducing Mosquitto broker

Eclipse MosquittoTM is an open source MQTT broker that implements the MQTT v3.1 and MQTT v.3.1.1 standards and provides a lightweight method to transport messages, allowing publish and subscription for low power sensors, mobile devices, embedded computers, and micro controllers.

You can install Mosquitto on a Raspberry Pi or on AWS instance or on a VirtualBox Linux instance directly from your Linux repository distribution; or you can get the source code and compile it yourself if you want support from websockets.

Installing from your Linux distribution repository:

  1. First upgrade to the latest version:
    sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade
  1. Then install mosquito:
sudo apt install mosquitto

You should see the following screen:

Installing Mosquitto

  1. After installing the Mosquitto broker verify that the broker is started and install mosquitto-clients as follows:

Verify if Mosquitto is running

  1. Type the following command:
sudo apt install mosquitto-clients

You will get the...