Sensor Software

 

ESP Easy

The ESP Easy firmware can be used to turn the ESP module into an easy multifunction sensor device for Home Automation solutions like Domoticz. Configuration of the ESP Easy is entirely web based, so once you’ve got the firmware loaded, you don’t need any other tool besides a common web browser.

WiFi On-board your network

When a fresh ESP Easy module boots up, it has no Wifi config and it will start as an Access Point. Use a Wifi enabled device (Laptop, Tablet, Smartphone,..) to search for Wifi access and try to find an access point with the name ESP_Easy_0 (prior to 2.0 the AP was named ESP_0). Connect to this access point with default password: configesp Launch your internet browser and it should find the captive portal hosted by the ESP module. You should get to this welcome screen:
EasySetup 1.png
Select your own Access Point and enter the WPA key in the password field. Click the connect button. The ESP will try to connect to your private Wifi network. EasySetup 2.pngIf the connection succeeded, you will see the following screen, listing it’s new local IP address. You can now reconnect your laptop or other device back to your private Wifi network. The click the “proceed” link to contact the ESP module on it’s private IP address:
EasySetup 3.png
This is the main configuration screen where you can enter the remaining basic configuration:
 

ThingSpeak configuration

Select ThingsSpeak in the Controllerspage and fill in the Write API Key. More information in how to obtain this key can be found under ThingSpeak section
You need to configure Message Delay under Tools-> Advanced
   

Setup your devices

You need to add and configure the attached sensors under Devices.  The GPIO-pins and I2C addresses can be found under Supported Sensors  
 

More information

 

IoTaWatt with FlexSensor v3

IotaWatttm is an open-hardware 14 channel WiFi connected electric power monitor. It’s based on the ESP8266 IoT platform using MCP3208 12 bit ADCs to sample voltage and current. The FlexSensor v3 can be equipped with an expansion card that carries all the same hardware as the IoTaWatt project. You can then follow the guidelines and install the same OpenSource software from the original project.  
 
More information can be found on: https://guide.openenergymonitor.org/setup/iotawatt/ https://github.com/boblemaire/IoTaWatt



 

Roller Blind with FlexSensor v2 & v3

FlexSensor v2 & v3 can internally be equipped with the ULN2003 driver chip that can drive the $1 motor 28BYJ-48.  
All the hardware in the example below are connected the same way on the FlexSensor so just throw the software in and print the parts from this great Instuctalbes Tutorial. https://www.instructables.com/id/Motorized-WiFi-IKEA-Roller-Blind/