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IoT – Connected Objects

Install the IDE PlatformIO extension for Visual Studio Code (VSCode): Windows, 32-bit Linux

PlatformIO is available as an extension for Visual Studio Code (also called VSCode) from Microsoft. VSCode is a free lightweight code editor for Windows, MacOS, 32-bit Linux and 64-bit. Installing the PlatformIO extension for VSCode is a good alternative to the official Atom-based solution. VSCode is a code editor much …

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Include ESP8266 + DHT22 + Homie MQTT IoT in Home Assistant (HASS)

After introducing the Homie library in the two previous articles (well starting with Homie, programming principle), it is time to move on to a complete example of application. In this tutorial we will learn how to include a temperature probe in the home wizard Home Assistant developed based on an …

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Integrate Arduino / ESP8266 + Blynk IoT to iOS with Homebridge and HomeKit

Blynk consists of a server and an application for iOS. If you have your own Blynk private server (read this article to learn how), you can make your connected objects developed using Blynk accessible from the internet without having to expose your hardware to the internet through the Homebridge project. …

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Getting start with the Homie library (MQTT) for connected objects based on ESP8266

The Homie library has become very popular for the rapid development of ESP8266-based connected objects that communicate through MQTT messages. This library (GitHub page) is developed and maintained by Marvin Roger (personal page). Homie is a library that supports Wi-Fi network connection, authentication to an MQTT server and even wireless …

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Start with PlatformIO, the alternative IDE for Arduino, ESP8266, ESP32 and other microcontrollers

PlatformIO IDE is a development environment that can replace the traditional Arduino IDE. PlatformIO supports more than 400 development cards for the main microcontrollers (Atmel AVR, Espressif ESP8266 and ESP32, STMicro STM32, Teensy …). It is not a simple code editor, it is a true development platform that targets the …

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