Category Archives: Internet of Things

What is the Internet Of Things (IoT)?

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In a nutshell, cheapest the Internet of Things (IoT) concept is about extending the internet to the physical objects surrounding us to make those objects even more useful. In some cases, it means adding sensors & connectivity to objects so they can monitor our environment and send the collected information to the Internet. In other cases, the objects will be… Read more »

IoT Object : ESP8266 + DHT-11 on ThingSpeak.com

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There’s a lot of buzz around the Internet of Things (IoT) these days. This post explains how to create your own IoT object that will read your house air temperature and humidity and send that information to a web site called ThingSpeak.com. Once your data is on ThingSpeak, you’ll be able to visualize it to see how the your house… Read more »

Programming an ESP-8266 with FTDI Programmer

The ESP-8266 is one of my best findings of 2015. I wanted to experiment a bit with what’s called the Internet of Things (IoT). It obviously involved connecting my projects to the Internet, so I looked for a wifi module that I could use with one of my ATtiny microcontrollers to push data to the Internet. On eBay, I found… Read more »