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Home automation based on ESP8266 WiFi

I bet there are many things you can automate at your home, starting with simple lighting solutions till automatic heater controllers and thermostats. No matter what type of controller you install, you might need convenient way to access to it. Peter Scargill have built really attractive solution for home automation controller which is based on famous ESP8266 board called ESP-12 which has several IOs and is still dirt cheap.


He built motherboards for controlling mains loads that have following features:

  • Mains-powered WIFI controller board
  • FTDI-compatibility with auto-reset function
  • Accommodation for solid state or mechanical relay output
  • Temperature sensing using either popular type of sensor
  • All signals brought out to edge connector
  • Fits in an inexpensive box  available on Ebay
  • Uses inexpensive power available on Ebay
  • Debounced input also acts as manual over-ride for main output
  • 2 spare outputs
  • RGB WS2812b output able to handle 300 or more serial LEDs
  • Thermostatic control commands including 2 sets of on-off times and frost fallback
  • More on the way
  • Flashing status indication that the unit is functioning and has the correct time which it maintains internally in between updates

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