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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

About the Author

Catalin Batrinu graduated from the Politehnica University of Bucharest in Electronics, Telecommunications, and Information Technology. He has been working as a software developer in telecommunications for the past 16 years. He has worked with old protocols and the latest network protocols and technologies, so he has experienced all the recent transformations in the telecommunications industry. He has implemented many telecommunications protocols, from access adaptations and backbone switches to high-capacity, carrier-grade switches on various hardware platforms from Wintegra and Broadcom.

The Internet of Things came as a natural evolution for him and now he collaborates with different companies to construct the world of tomorrow, which will make our life more comfortable and secure. Using the ESP8266, he has prototyped devices such as irrigation controllers, smart sockets, window shutters, digital addressable lighting controls, and environment controls, all of them controlled directly from a mobile application via the cloud. An MQTT broker with bridging and a WebSockets server was even developed for the  ESP8266. Soon, these devices will be part of our daily lives, so we will all enjoy their functionality.

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