Super-Tiny Wemos D1 Mini Web Server (Step-by-Step Tutorial)

You may already know that the ubiquitous ESP8266 is designed to connect to WiFi, but did you know it can also act as a web server? In this tutorial we will turn a Wemos D1 Mini into a very tiny web server using just 17 lines of code. I have read a few very good…

Easily Update ESP8266 Devices OTA With The Arduino IDE

ESP8266 WiFi devices can be conveniently flashed over the air (OTA) using the Arduino IDE. All that is required is a little additional code in the sketch in order to make the WiFi serial port appear in the Arduino IDE. This is very handy if you wish to install a device such as the Wemos…

Arduino To IFTTT Using Webhooks (Step-by-step Tutorial)

As the IFTTTWebhooks Arduino library is now deprecated and no longer works, I thought I would make my own solution. After several hours of research I have put together a simple yet powerful solution to send webhooks to IFTTT from Arduino. If you are pretty competent with Arduino you might just want to head on…

Add Wemos D1 Mini To Arduino IDE And Connect To WiFi

The Wemos D1 Mini is a must-have for any maker due to its versatility and low cost. You can make a WiFi temperature sensor for your smart home for the cost of a beer! If you are completely new to the Wemos D1 Mini, you might want to first check out the dummies guide. If…

How To Run Tasmotizer On Mac Without Terminal (Download & Tutorial)

Want to run Tasmotizer on Mac without having to use the Terminal? I have a .dmg file just for you! Tasmotizer has made it much easier to flash Tasmota to your devices, however there is a caveat for Mac users. In order to use it you must have Python and use scary Terminal commands! Even…

The Ultimate Home Assistant DIY Thermostat Guide For Single Or Multiple Zone Heating

Why spends hundreds on a smart thermostat when Home Assistant has the power to control all of the necessary hardware and it’s absolutely free?! I agree that the Google Nest looks beautiful but if you really want to wow your friends, why not mount a tablet to the wall and make an awesome looking dashboard!…

How To Flash Sonoff Tasmota With An Arduino Uno And ESPTool

So you need to flash Tasmota on to your device but your dog ate your FTDI adapter? There are many different ways that we can flash Tasmota to our device, the reason being the very simple serial interface required to flash the ESP device. If you have a Raspberry Pi lying around then you might…

How To Simulate A Sunrise With Home Assistant

It is possible to simulate a sunrise in Home Assistant using a simple script and smart bulb. We can trigger this script at any time so that a beautiful sunrise effect can be enjoyed at any time, even if it is still dark outside. In this tutorial we will create a simple script to simulate…

How To Make A Dumb Switch Smart (This ONE Thing Makes It Possible!)

What if I told you that you can control not only all of your smart lights but all of your smart devices with your existing dumb light switch without needing to rewire anything? Too good to be true? Home Assistant is the fantastic platform that makes it possible. New to Home Assistant? Start here. In…