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

Homemade Garden Irrigation System From A Simple Relay Module

An excellent example of home automation is a self-operating irrigation system. Whether for a large garden or a small flower pot, you never want to do it manually. Fortunately, creating a system that handles this task autonomously with additional remote control and telemetry capabilities is straightforward with unicontrol when coupled with a standard ESP8266-based relay … Read more

Smart Light Made With Old Table Lamp And Relay Module

As you begin the transformation of your personal space into a modern smart home, a great starting point is to experiment with simple tasks. For instance, you could convert an old desk lamp into a smart light using just a few components: With these items, you can equip your old desk lamp with several smart … Read more

Unicontrol Basics Part 3 – Serial Line Access

USB connection

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