Lets build something by integrating Android app with Arduino for home control.
Came to know about new module called ESP8266-201 for IoT experiments , when Heramb MakerLab arranged one session with one of the makers ( Hemant worked in Tieto) on IoT.
It sounds like good Rs. 500 investment for experimenting and learning this new IoT module. I ordered immediately following two items online from one of the vendors on Lamington Road, Mumbai :
- ESP8266 ESP-201 WiFi board with full I/O and PCB antenna : This is actual module which needs to be programmed as a controller along with thing to communicate with internet or home network.
- FT232RL Based High Quality USB to TTL Module : This is module for loading the program into ESP module. It can also provide initial power for ESP module during prototyping phase.
Ref : http://www.evelta.com
For running first program on ESP module, you would need following additional hardware :
- Resistor – 220 ohm
- Jumper wires
By the time…
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