Projects

List of projects underway:

 

Attic Monitor

An ESP8266 IoT Datalogger The ESP8266 chip provides an easy and inexpensive path to the Internet of Things (IoT). My first IoT project is a work in progress, but you can see some early results now. My objective is to monitor the temperature and humidity in my attic to see how effective the roof ventilator …

IEEE Internet of Things Weather Station

The Northern Virginia Section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) conducts Hands-On Technical Workshops to build an Internet of Things Weather Station. The course is held as a one-day session and the attendees get to keep the weather station including the solderless breadboard, WiFi-enabled microcontroller unit, power supply, and sensors. In each …

Pet Feeding Recorder

We feed our cat, Penny, four times a day. Her appetite runs like a clock. She starts demanding lunch at 12:00 and dinner at 6:00pm, practically to the minute. This project displays the time she is fed each meal so that she is not fed twice for the same meal or we accidentally miss a …

Solar Energy Monitor

An IoT Kits customer in Singapore asked to measure the energy collected by the solar panel. A simple modification of a D1M-WX1 weather station kit made this an easy project. Details of the project can be found in this GitHub repository: https://github.com/W4KRL/SolarPowerMonitor The modification to the D1M-WX1 kit is facilitated by the fortunate coincidence that …