Working with ESP8266

What is ESP8266 The world has not been the same ever since Wi-Fi technology has come to the picture, today Wi-Fi is a household name and is part of our day-to-day life, subsequently devices which uses the Wi-Fi technology has also increased many folds. At this day and age of Internet of Things (IoT), there …

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Wireless Automation Systems: Smart Farming Using Zigbee

Automation is a main area where IoT will play a key role in the near future. Automation has transformed operations in many areas, including agriculture. Today, companies are developing prototypes for farm and greenhouse automation. Let us look at how automation is done using IoT based smart farming solutions. SMART FARMING PARAMETERS In a smart farming environment, …

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Ambient Light Sensor : SparkFun TEMT6000

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Introduction to Ambient Light Sensor Lighting is an integral part of a building, be it commercial, official or personal space. Today’s generation gives predominant importance to energy conservation systems during building construction. Similarly in a greenhouse environment, lighting system is crucial for plant’s growth. It is important to measure the light parameters in order …

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One Wire Protocol

About One Wire Protocol One Wire is a serial device communication protocol designed by Dallas Semiconductor Corp. It uses a single wire for bi-directional communication.  It is similar to I2C protocol that helps multiple devices communicate to the same bus but the difference is that one wire protocol has lower data rates and provides a …

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MQTT for M2M Communication

Introduction IoT works on Machine to Machine communication. The information is mostly sensor based real time information. Message size being very small requires a protocol that does not consume a large part of the bandwidth. This is exactly what MQTT protocol is all about. MQTT is an acronym for (Message Queuing Telemetry Transport). It was …

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XBee Module

What is Xbee? Manufactured by Digi International, the XBee module is a modem used for communication in low-power circuits. The applications which use this are typically low-cost prototyping experiments and embedded development. The XBee uses the Zigbee protocol which is used to create low-rate wireless personal area networks (LR-WPANs). The Zigbee protocol is quite useful …

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