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Arduino Time Sync from NTP Server using ESP8266 WiFi module

Time is the unit measuring our life. Every mechanism in the world of electronics and computers is based on time. Automation as a concept is defined by intelligent actions coordinated by time or in time. When talking about automation engineering, smart projects are driven by very precise triggers and calculations based on timing and synchronization. But how can we get the perfect time without manual adjusting? One way to accomplish that is by asking an NTP Server. In this article you will find everything about how to use ESP8266 as a time source for your Arduino projects without an RTC external module.
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Smart House – Intelligent Home with Internet of Things – Introduction

What is a smart house? How much it costs? How can we achieve it? Three global questions that need rapid answers in the era of smart and intelligent devices. I bet that most of you don’t know that the idea of Home Automation isn’t a recent concept in anyway, but it has been more of a case of technology growing up with the time passing. In this article I will introduce into understanding home automation and smart house definition.
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How to monitor screen time for kids with Internet of Things – ESP8266 Arduino Tutorial

Almost 10,000 pediatricians joined the American Academy of Pediatrics national conference in October 2016 in order to discuss children’s health recommendations for the 2017. Key topics were children’sΒ  TV screen time, social media and cyber-bullying. The AAP experts recommend that for kids with age between 2 and 5 year, screen time should be limited to one hour per day. Little babies are most vulnerable to radiation and for them the screen time should be reduced to zero. But how can we monitor the screen time? Most of the TVs available don’t offer such an feature, not even Smart TVs don’t come with such an application. In this article I will teach you how to monitor TV screen time with Internet of Things simple low cost project.
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5 cool Gifts Ideas for Christmas that Geeks will Love

If you are reading this, don’t worry, you are not the only who didn’t had the time to buy presents for Christmas, but its never to late! Therefore I will give you 5 ideas to buy the perfect geek gifts and make your nerd friends or kids happy !!

Note: Following products are part from my Amazon geek gifts wish-list and maybe my friends will read it too πŸ˜‰ !!

My Cool Geek Gifts Ideas for 2016 Christmas

1. Educational Computer that Teaches STEM and Coding through Minecraft

5 cool Gifts Ideas for Christmas that Geeks will Love

5 Cool Geek Gifts - Most popular gift ideas for geeks and nerds

Anyone said Minecraft? Yes, this is an amazing product, I would definitely buy this for my kid! He plays Minecraft anyway, so why not learn something good by making what he loves? The Piper Computer Kit comes with everything you need to assemble your own computer. Inside, you will also find our revolutionary learning system that teaches kids engineering and programming through a combination of engaging storyline, physical building, and Minecraft. This is an awesome item for a geek gift.
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Internet of Things project – Android push notifications | ESP8266 Arduino Tutorial

What is the purpose of an IoT project if you cannot access it live from everywhere using your smartphone? Even the name of the concept itself – “Internet of things” – suggests the idea of having remote access to your “things” from any place at anytime. In this ESP8266 Arduino tutorial you will find a 3 steps simple method to send push notifications messages from your IoT project to your smartphone using a standalone cheap a Wi-Fi module.

Examples of IoT applications that requires push notifications:

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Internet of Things project – Communication between ESP8266 modules | ESP8266 Arduino Tutorial

What people don’t know is the real benefits of making two ESP8266 talk each other. While many of you are trying to find how to connect two ESP8266 modules, you actually don’t have a good image about what applications or projects you can do by making multiple ESP8266 modules communicate between them. In this article you will find everything you need to know about benefits of creating an independent self-sustained Wi-Fi ESP8266 network.

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Temperature sensor comparison – DHT22 vs DS18B20 | Arduino tutorial

Monitoring temperature or humidity via IoTΒ (internet of things) is one of the most common home DIYΒ  projects implemented because of the large interest and benefits. Either you are monitoring temperature in your child room or you have an indoor self controlled heating system, this implies using one of the many temperature sensor available on the market compatible with Arduino or other development environments. Knowing the temperature with high accuracy can be crucial in many situations and for that you need to be well informed about sensors technical specifications. A temperature sensor can be find in the low price range between 0.5-10$ on most of the Asiatic known commerce platforms as well as in your local electronics shops.

DHT22 & DS18B20 Datasheet review and Arduino Tutorial

In this article I will do a quick review on both DHT22 Temperature and Humidity and DS18B20 Temperature sensor 1-Wire, and I will compare them to give you an idea on which one fits better in your projects. I also invite you to see my quick video review and hands-on to make a better idea about how the sensors look and feel.

First of all, I own 3 of this sensors and I already implemented them in my projects, so I will give you real feedback about how they behave after being in production.

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ESP8266 Arduino tutorial – WiFi module complete review

Technology goes ahead exponentially with each year whether we do something or not. With the same speed engineers work hard to reduce the size of every electronic device or component and loose most of the wiring. If you look back 20 years ago a device was called portable if you could rise it in your arms and carry up. Today nothing is portable if it can’t fit in your pocket. Nowadays devices, either they are made for regular or industrial use, are based on wireless communication technology and the main reason is not to get rid of wires, but to be able to interconnect between them. Meanwhile buying a wireless device became natural for everyone and price for WiFi Ready equipment lowered with time passing. While you read this, a WiFi microchip has no more than 5mm length and can be powered with as low as 10 micro Amps during sleep period. In this article we are going to test one of the cheapest and easy to use WiFi development platform, the ESP8266 arduino compatible device.

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MQ4 Gas Sensor – Methane Natural Gas monitor with MQ3 / MQ4 sensors

Can we monitor natural gas leakage with Arduino, without spending allot of money? There are many sensors available everywhere over the internet and most of them can be found very affordable in Asia largest online marketplace. They are quite cheap if you choose to buy them directly from manufacturers and not from the closest re-sellers. For instance, I bought the MQ4 just for 1.29$ from a well known China electronics marketplace.

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