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…

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…

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 want to build a device for your smart home, or add smart functionality to an existing device without hours…