Following my success in getting the ESP8266 to publish to the MQTT broker, I think it’s time to get my topics in order. After a quick bit of research, I found the following sites: Tinkerman HiveMQ Using these guidelines, I have decided to setup the following topics for the ESP8266 to use: For publishing data […]Read more "MQTT on the ESP8266, Part 2"
It’s time for the fun stuff now. Building some sensors that can talk to my local MQTT broker built in a router. I’m starting with the ESP-8266. I decided to use the ESP-8266 because I have a few, they are fairly popular and versatile, so why not? The particular model I am using is the […]Read more "MQTT on the ESP-8266"
My previous MQTT themed post walked through my setup of an MQTT broker on a TP-Link router, which serves as my local IoT communication hub. Today I’m upgrading the OpenWrt firmware along with updated mosquitto software, which is now MQTT 3.1.1 compliant! Step 1 – Upgrade OpenWrt on router I found and downloaded the upgrade version […]Read more "More MQTT goodness"
With all of the sensor and data generating projects that I’m working on, I figured that it would be worthwhile to get a centralized system setup for managing all of the data collected. After some research, I found MQTT, a nifty little message brokering protocol that seemed to be particularly useful and very scale-able/extensible. I […]Read more "Setting up an MQTT broker"
This project consists of the ambient condition monitor for the growing area. The monitor will measure and record the following data: 1. Ambient Humidity 2. Ambient Temperature 3. Ambient Light These measurements will be recorded, along with the time and date of the measurement. The following design considerations must be addressed : Measurement Frequency Measurement […]Read more "Automated Food Gardener Ambient Condition Monitor"
Let me start off with a big disclaimer that I am not a lawyer, legal expert, legal professional, legal advisor nor do I hold any qualifications in legal matters. All of the information provided here is intended only to be a presentation of my understanding of the legal issues involved with personal transportation devices and […]Read more "Personal Transporter Legalities"
Following the invention of the Segway, the personal transporter innovation scene has boomed. There are now available a huge number of devices available, in a range of formats. Most of these devices are focused on being smaller and more utilitarian for the city commuter than any of the other options. To list a few options […]Read more "Personal Transportation Device Introduction"