Raspberry Pi B+, ds18b20, ESP8266

Domoticz part 2: WiFi remote thermometer for weather station, dual digit precision – it’s ESP8266 for beginners

Last time we installed Domoticz, and soon we will move to Z-Wave, but first – let’s take a look at fantastic little gadget: ESP8266 What is an ESP8266? ESP8266 (also called  ESP here) is a SoC – System on a Chip, which in our case is – CPU/RAM/FLASH with GPIO and WiFi interface – so another mini komputer with wireless interface. You can think of it as scaled down version of Raspberry Pi, less power hungry, but with own WLAN and a lot (minimum 2)…

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Raspberyy Pi B+

OpenVPN Raspberry Pi – split-tunnel with Internet access

Would you like to connect from any place, usually using open WiFi network in town, at friends or airport – with your’re own home network? Virtual Private Network (VPN) is here to allow you to log-in securely to your home network, with additional perk of using it to get secure Internet access. What will you need? Hardware: Rapberry Pi (A, A+ or B, B+, 2, Zero) Home Router with Port Forwarding or Virtual Server support – any will do Software: Raspbian – standard Linux distribution for…

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Domoticz on PI with relay

Domoticz part 1: Relays, magnetic sensors, Wake-on-LAN and Z-Wave – Domoticz with Imperi Home serving your house

This entry was initially about single and simple purpose: how to quickly develop a solution that would open gate or garadge door by simulating the remote’s operation mode – pressing a button – but using smartphone, tablet, web browser, app. Domoticz is such an overkill and also blessing for such project – that it evolved into a lot of small sub-projects – more or less andvanced. Direct inspiration was another entry by colleague on  MalinowePi Facebook group – Roman Kubat, who showed ImperiHome. This application has great interface but…

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