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ESPEasy

The open source firmware for ESP8266.

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.

The ESP Easy firmware is currently at build R120 an looks stable enough for production purposes as long as it’s being used as a sensor device.

ESP Easy also offers limited “low level” actuator functions but due to system instability, this could be less useful in real life applications.

ItKindaWorks: Home Automation at Home Part 1- ESP8266 & MQTT

The first video in a series on ItKindaWorks on Home Automation.

Want to make your own security system? Thermostat? Automated lighting? Watch Home Automation at Home to learn how to do all of these things and more!

In this video we will be setting up a Raspberry Pi with the Mosquitto MQTT broker and using to control an ESP8266 running an MQTT client.

ItKindaWorks: ESP8266 Getting Started on the Arduino IDE

The ESP8266 chipset seems to be important in custom sensor development on home automation projects. This video shows how to connect one to the Arduino IDE.