TS MK II – Mesh Network Pt.2

As part of my Temperature Sensor upgrade, I've started looking into Mesh Networking support. Documenting my progress Rather than try and put a post together at the end, I'm going to try and document my progress as I go, with additions to this post each time I do something significant. The beginning I recommend you … Continue reading TS MK II – Mesh Network Pt.2

TS Mk II – Mesh Network Pt.1

As part of my Temperature Sensor upgrade, I've started looking into Mesh Networking support. I was aware that the Expressif ESP32 supports the new Bluetooth LE Mesh protocol, and as Bluetooth Low Energy would help stretch battery life, it seemed like the natural place to start my investigations. I was initially going to try the … Continue reading TS Mk II – Mesh Network Pt.1

Temperature Sensor – Mk II

My first go at creating a simple battery powered temperature sensor was really interesting and fun to do, but, like any project, there are always way to make it better! For my Mark II sensor, there were a few things I wanted to improve: Use of mesh networking - Wifi Mesh or Bluetooth meshCapture more … Continue reading Temperature Sensor – Mk II

Adventures in deep sleep with ESP8266 and a temperature sensor

One of the small ESP8266 projects I did was the creation of a simple temperature sensor. I build a simple circuit, following the guidance from the following articles: https://iot-playground.com/blog/2-uncategorised/41-esp8266-ds18b20-temperature-sensor-arduino-ide https://www.instructables.com/id/IoT-Temperature-Sensor-With-ESP8266/ https://randomnerdtutorials.com/esp8266-ds18b20-temperature-sensor-web-server-with-arduino-ide/ I opted to use a probe on a long wire rather than using the little component. I ordered some of these from Amazon - … Continue reading Adventures in deep sleep with ESP8266 and a temperature sensor

Project: Water Softener Salt Level Detector

In my house, I have a water softener. This requires topping up with salt at varying intervals, depending on the usage. In the year I've been living here, I've forgotten twice. Whilst it's not the end of the world, it does mean that we get some limescale build up on the┬átaps and, more annoyingly, the … Continue reading Project: Water Softener Salt Level Detector

Running my .Net Core mDNS service on Windows IoT

As part of my ongoing experiments with C# and mDNS (to build my own Homekit accessory), I got to the point where I wanted to run my code on a Raspberry Pi. Microsoft have released a version of Windows 10 that will run on a Raspberry Pi in a headless mode. The main advantage of … Continue reading Running my .Net Core mDNS service on Windows IoT