Togoto : a todo list for places

Sometimes when you want to learn something you have to take on a whole project as a motivation for keeping it up. I wanted to learn Java and the Android platform so instead of following various tutorials on the net, I decided to create a full-fledged mobile app. TL;DR…

Broadcasting Analog TV from an ESP8266

This is the coolest thing I've seen on an ESP8266 so far, and it goes way beyond what you think you can do with this thing. I'll let you see the videos further down, it's incredible ! The video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSiRkpgwVKY The video WITH COLOR : https:…

Reassessing Lua on the NodeMCU

Ok, so in the last few articles, we focused on what the NodeMCU + Lua ecosystem could do for us; and actually, it does a great deal of stuff in a very straightforward way. The Lua API, albeit a bit php-esque sometimes, is pretty simple to understand and to code. The…

Services on OS X : launchctl, Y U do this ?

If you are on OS X and are a PHP developer, you probably are in one of these situations : You use the standard PHP + Apache + MySQL OS X Installation You use some kind of container system like docker to manage your dev environment You install your own versions of the…

Current & Temp sensor — version 2

So ... after having tested my Arduino current & temperature sensor for a while (see this post), I had the idea of recreating it in a more compact and replicable way using the MQTT + NodeMCU paradigm I was explaining lately (namely, in this post). So I took on rewriting the Arduino…

A simple connected object with NodeMCU and MQTT

TL,DR; How to create a simple(physical !) object that can connect to a WiFi and that uses MQTT to deliver and receive messages very fast. 1. Connectivity in real life When it comes to creating connected object, the connection part is always the trickiest since power, network availability and…