How To Add ESPHome To Home Assistant (Step-by-Step Tutorial)

If you are using Home Assistant then no doubt you have heard of ESPHome, but what is it? How can it benefit you and how can it be added to Home Assistant? This in-depth tutorial covers everything you need to know, so let’s get started! ESPHome is a powerful bit of software that allows custom…

How To Setup Communication Between Two ESP8266 Using Arduino

Are you wanting to learn how to quickly and easily link two ESP8266 modules using Arduino? This article provides an easy step-by-step solution and you don’t even need a router! In order to get you up and running quickly, we shall be using UDP due to its simplicity. Both client and server examples will be…

Flashing Tasmota: 6 Great Methods (And ONE Exclusive Bonus!)

So you want to know how to flash Tasmota quickly and easily? Introducing the only post you will ever need! In this article you will find 6 great ways to flash Tasmota, plus one additional and exclusive tool for Mac users! (Don’t worry Windows users, this tool is available for you too!) Whether you are…

How To Use Tuya Convert On Raspberry Pi (Step-by-step Guide)

Looking to flash Tasmota, ESPHome or some other firmware on your Tuya device but not quite sure how to use it? This guide will explain the steps to easily remove your device from the cloud! Tuya Convert is written for Linux systems so you can of course run it on Linux systems such as Ubuntu.…

ESP8266 UDP Send & Receive Example (Step-by-Step Tutorial)

Looking for the easiest way to send and receive data from an ESP8266? A great starting point is understanding how to configure your ESP8266 to send and receive a UDP packet. You can use UDP to communicate with other ESP8266 devices, your computer or many other WiFi devices. In this tutorial we will write a…

ESP8266 AP & STA Mode Together (Easy Step-By-Step Tutorial)

So you are looking to create a project that requires your ESP device to work in both AP and station mode? With the Arduino ESP core it is possible to get your device to function in both AP and STA modes simultaneously and I am going to show you the secret sauce! In this tutorial…

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…