Introducing: ayatec sensoraya PCB v1.4 – The User Guide

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1. Introduction While the ESP8266 microcontroller (with or without unicontrol) still remains to be a powerful choice for any IoT automation project, the bare ESP8266 in any of its forms has a critical lack of I/O options without a supporting PCB. With only 9 digital GPIO pins and 1 analog pin it is underequipped for … Read more

Cybersecurity – A Beginner’s Guide to DIY Smart Home

So, you’re transforming your home into a smart one and have created your first device. Before you expand your Internet of Things network further, it’s crucial to consider cybersecurity. A well-secured IoT network can prevent unauthorized access and protect sensitive data. Bear in mind that no network or device can be entirely invulnerable to unauthorized access. Therefore, … Read more

My First Device – A Beginner’s Guide to DIY Smart Home

Starting your smart home transformation can be a daunting task. Even though you might have a clear goal in mind, the path to achieving it, and especially the first steps, often remain too hazy for comfort. To provide clarity, the following guide to DIY smart home lists the initial steps that might help you understand what lies ahead if … Read more

Temperature Telemetry: Seize the Power of DIY ESP8266 Devices

The most universally applicable use of IoT devices is collecting a wide range of telemetry data. Whether your goal is to decrease energy consumption, gain new insights into your surroundings, enhance your security systems, improve your environmental quality, or catch early warnings of potential problems, the initial task is to gather the necessary data to … Read more

Unicontrol Basics Part 3 – Serial Line Access

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To revive the unicontrol module or to set parameters that are inaccessible due to missing Wi-Fi connection, it is possible to access the ESP8266 in an emergency mode via the integrated serial interface. It can be useful, in case of a forgotten password, entering wrong values by mistake during configuration, Wi-Fi malfunction – etc… Before … Read more

Unicontrol Basics Part 1 – Intro to the System

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The unicontrol software was developed as a small intelligent control system tailored-made for ESP8266 modules and primarily intended for our ESPtronic V1.2 board. It is however, also possible and very effective to use it for a number of ready-made control units from most manufacturers equipped with the ESP8266 module. This includes industrially used components such … Read more