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"