How To Use The Wemos D1 Mini OLED 64×48 Shield

Let’s talk about one of the coolest shields for the D1 Mini, which won’t cost you a fortune either… the OLED 64×48 Shield! In the previous article we talked about the Wemos D1 Mini Matrix LED shield and how it was a great shield to work with because of the striking results that it can…

Dummies Guide To The Wemos D1 Mini LED Matrix Shield

When learning Arduino or any other maker type platform it can really help to work to an example that produces striking results. Personally I find LED matrix projects incredibly rewarding to build as the visual output can be very satisfying! It is possible to produce some really cool projects with relatively simplistic code and hardware…

ESP8266 Can’t Connect To WiFi? It’s Probably One Of These…

If your ESP8266 based board is not connecting to WiFi, there are some specific things you can troubleshoot in order to get it to work. In this article we cover everything you need to fix the problem of ESP8266 not connecting to WiFi. This article is suitable for anyone having trouble with their ESP8266 based…

Wemos D1 Mini Analog Input: Reading the ESP8266 A0 Pin

Did you even see that tiny little A0 pin hiding on your Wemos D1 Mini? Yes that is correct, your D1 Mini and all ESP8266 devices have a single analog input! When you think about it, it makes a lot of sense to include a single ADC channel. Why? To read the battery voltage of…

The Dummies Guide To The Wemos D1 Mini

The Wemos D1 Mini is like a tiny Arduino with WiFi capability, in other words it is a superb little board that everyone should be using! The official boards are produced by Lolin who are seemingly based in China, or at least their official store can be found over on Aliexpress. The D1 Mini is…

ESPHome vs Tasmota (And How To Switch Between Them)

Trying to decide whether Tasmota or ESPHome is the right firmware for your smart home application? Or perhaps you are using one and want to try the other? In which case this article is just for you! Both Tasmota and ESPHome are valuable tools for the smart home enthusiast with the same end result. However…

Super-simple Touch Switch For Home Assistant Using ESP8266

With ESPHome we can easily turn the analogue input (ADC) pin into a touch switch with a bit of clever software configuration and no external components! This switch can be used like any other switch in Home Assistant and has toggle functionality. This is by no means a solution that will replace a dedicated capacitive…

Easier ESP8266 Web Server LED Control Using ESPHome

Want to know a quicker and easier way to to control a LED or relay with a web browser? ESPHome is a powerful IoT tool that sits on top of the Arduino framework and it dramatically simplifies the process of building a custom IoT device using an ESP-based board. Prerequesite Installing ESPHome Configure ESPHome Create…

Home Assistant & ESPHome Servo Example (Step-by-Step guide)

Looking to integrate a servo with Home Assistant? This step-by-step tutorial will guide you through the process of building a wireless servo and integrating it with Home Assistant! For the example we will be using a readily available Wemos D1 Mini and RC servo, however you can use any compatible ESP device and servo. By…