Gary shares his ESP8266 controlled on/off switch for a lamp.
The first step is to find a case to house the parts in. I had an old TP-link router case that I used. It already had a two prong spring out 110v connections but any box will work. When planning your boxes figure out how your going to get the AC in and out of the box. A stop at your local bigbox hardware store should give you lots of idea. At a minimum a deepwall outlet/switch box will work but use your imagination. My project only uses 2 wire as thats what the case supported but if your planning on switching anything other than simple lights use a 3 wire system and include the ground.
If your not sure about what wires goes where take a look online on how you would add a simple manual switch to a circuit and just replace the switch with your device.
On/Off AC outlet switch using ESP8266
Jeremy Morgan‘s mini weather station is IoT enabled and uses Raspberry Pi to measure temperature, humidity, atmospheric Pressure, and light intensity in Lux. It is capable to send the results to Google Spreadsheet on your Google Drive or an ASP.Net Web API on your website.
Raspberry Pi powered mini weather station
Daniel Gilbert shares his experience of building the PinTin Nano, a Intel Edison powered portable password keeper.
PinTin Nano stores passwords for your accounts
With this instructable, I try to solve a problem everyone has: Passwords. Accounts. Logins. All the stuff you need to get into your favourite social media site, shopping site, blog or forum (they still exist, huh?). Now, there are several ways to control your accounts:
- Use always the same credentials: No. Never ever do that. Seriously. If your account gets hacked on one site, chance is that the hacker(s) will try the credentials on other, popular sites also. Don’t underestimate them. They are smart. Criminals, but smart.
- Use a software on every device: You can do that. And if you are lucky, this software will run forever on this device. But maybe, at some point, you will get rid of the devices. Uh-oh…
- Write them down: Yepp. You can do that. But – everyone who finds your book will be able to read your passwords. That wouldn’t be that great, right?
To solve all of this, I created a device called “The PinTin Nano”. It has it’s name from the fact that it’s a) pretty small and b) fits in a mint tin. I love that, because that makes the device easy to carry around.
This AVR based alarm clock uses PCF8563 for time keeping and has extended functionality of thermometer and humidity meter using DHT11.
First, let me introduce you my project. I made an Alarm clock with extended functionality & thermometer and humiditymeter. Everything started when my friend (who used to bring me some old electronic rubbish and I used to check if there’s not something useful) brought me some cashing register display similar like that. When I first see them I knew that I will made from it alarm clock.
I’m programmer and I used to program in many programming languages but this year I started programming in C for Atmel microcontrolers (attiny 85, atmega 8, atmega 328, atmega329, atmega 128 etc…). When I discovered DHT11 (temperature and humidity sensor) I programmed simple clock with thermo&humidity meter. I haven’t got any case for my project so I imagine that when I cut off column from cashing register display case I will have the case of my dreams for my project.
AVR clock with temperature and humidity meter