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ESP8266 Home Automation Projects

By : Catalin Batrinu, Constantin Tambrea
Book Image

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


In this chapter, we completed another important functionality that can be accomplished with ESP8266, real-time communication. You have learned how to stream real-time acceleration from an ADXL345 3 axes accelerometer to a backend Node.js server that will forward the received data to connected browsers. Data is drawn nicely in real time with smoothie.js. As a continuation of this chapter, I encourage you to store the received data in a time-series database, use Grafana as a display tool for your values, and why not send them over MQTT to an MQTT broker. Adding the database and a nice tool for displaying the values can turn this solution into a commercial one. You can develop a platform for storing and showing real-time data for other companies or private users.