thingSoC Grovey on Crowd Supply

thingsoc_modelthingSoC is an Open Source socket system for IoT development and has just launched a new Crowdy Supply campaign:

thingSoC “Grovey”

Build any IoT or Networked device you can imagine!

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The thingSoC Grovey! platform gives you the freedom to choose from hundreds of existing sensors, actuators, and radios to quickly create new electronic systems, in plug together configurations that were not possible before. Easily mix together different CPUs, Radios, and Peripherals, like Servos, Motors, Relays, Sound and Lights, and then program them in your choice of Integrated Development Environments (IDE).

The thingSoC Grovey! series combines access to the Seeedstudio Grove system, and the Mikrobus “Click” system, to give you the widest selection of radios, sensors, and actuators available today.

The thingSoC Grovey Series files are available on GitHub:

thingSoC Grovey on Crowd Supply

Internet connected gaming chair

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Internet connected gaming chair (DX racer)

A very fun Internet of things project to control the custom RGB led over the internet from a web-browser or enjoy a nice sound reactive experience. Perfect for a smart home setup as you can easily connect this to any IoT platform or smart home software

Shortcuts:

  • 0:45 – zPulse intro
  • 1:00 – Designing the board in EagleCad
  • 7:45 – Sending the board to a manufactured to get fabricated
  • 8:40 – Applying soldering paste to the Board
  • 11:25 – Baking the board and components
  • 15:27 – Powering on the board for the first time!
Internet connected gaming chair

ESPTool: WiFi Security Swiss Army Knife

Daniel Grießhaber created this convenient tool to test your WiFi Security against attackers:

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ESPTool

Demonstrate how easy it is to crack a WiFi Password or jam your WiFi so you can’t access the internet.  Designed for education and self-tests.

ESPTool has the following hardware:

  • SSD1306 based OLED Display, connected via I2C
  • microSD Card Socket connected over the SPI interface
  • 3 general purpose buttons
  • ESP8266-12E Module
  • TPS63031 Buck-/Boost-Converter with an input range from 1.8V – 5.5V
  • MCP73831 Single-Cell LiPo Charger Chip
  • CP2012 USB to UART converter Chip

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The design files and source code are available on GitHub:

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ESPTool: WiFi Security Swiss Army Knife

Color OLED board with ESP8266 WiFi

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Mike Rankin created this adorably small WiFi-connected color OLED board:

ESP8266 Color OLED

I’ve been keeping an eye on the SSD1331 library to see if it would eventually work with the ESP8266 wifi modules. I noticed the support for it appeared one day with the Adafruit library so I tried it out on my Adafruit Hazzah and success!

miker has shared the board on OSH Park:

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Order from OSH Park

Color OLED board with ESP8266 WiFi

Smart Living Room with NodeMCU

MobileWill revamped his living room monitor with a new board design:

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Living Room Node Upgrade

For over a year now the living room node and La Crosse Gateway has been sitting atop a plastic bin next to my patio slider in a mess of wires.  This is when you know you have too many projects lying around the house.  So this summer I decided to design a PCB with a nodeMCU that will replace both projects and mount atop of a power brick. I went with the nodeMCU since there is power nearby, ease of connecting directly to the MQTT broker, and I can broadcast more often without the power limitations of a battery. This project frees up two RFM12B boards so that they can be used for the other window and the front door.

The new board features:

  • 2x female headers (so the nodeMCU is removable)
  • DHT11 sensor for humidity/temperature
  • LDR for light level
  • 2pin header for reed switch attached to slider door
  • Connections for 433Mhz radio for the La Crosse outdoor temperature sensor
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Design files and code are available on GitHub:

github friedcircuits/nodeSensor

 

Smart Living Room with NodeMCU