Idea: If there is smoke, smoke alarm detects it ESP8266 detects this digital signal from smoke detector, connects to WiFi and sends data to a MQTT server Esp8266 turns itself OFF Implementation: Try to find where on the smoke detector is the 3.3V digital signal when it detects smoke Lets look at Kiddie RF-SM-DC Third pin from top corner seems to send out 3.3V signal to speaker when it detects smoke Lets connect our previously created ESP8266 circuit that wakes from external interrupt. Configure Home Assistant to process MQTT message and send notifications. Source code for this idea can be found on my GitHub: https://github.com/debsahu/Internet_Fire_Alarm
Wouldn’t it be nice to know if your dog’s water bowl is empty? Let us build a sensor that measures the water level every 5 minutes. This value is sent to MQTT server and Home Assistant automation takes care of the rest. This sensor connects to MQTT and Home Assistant. See dogsensor.yaml for adding this to HA. Assumes that one has set up various notification sensors available in HA. Things needed: 3D Printed Case 18650 Battery ESP8266 12E Rain Water Level Sensor Arduino Code Github: https://github.com/debsahu/DogWaterSensor
Building electronics is one of my hobbies and I have in the recent year developed this skill to a point that I can help inspire others to make these things that make our day to day activities easier. Activities as simple as turning on and off lights using the internet (or using voice via siri/alexa/google voice) will help save energy and make our lives more easy aka… automated. My MCU of choice will be ESP8266 which costs as low as $3 which operates at 80 MHz, equipped with WiFi and up to 8 GPIO pins. I own a few NodeMCU v1.0 and Wemos D1 mini that I will use for almost all of my projects. I have a tons of ESP8266 (micro-processors with WiFi capability), relays, displays, motion sensors, led strips etc that I can assemble to make a functional product. There will be two aspects to this, Hardware building encompassing soldering and planning circuits Software (Arduino IDE) to take care of all this hardware functioning properly. I will spare some time and build one product at a time, documenting it by videos and post the details over here. Some project examples will be something in the lines of internet controlled light switch or motion sensor based home automation or home security using laser trap or animations on a LED strip etc.