The MicroPython Lego Bot

In the quest for getting my kids interested in coding, I've decided to make them a message controlled bot car with Lego bricks and an ESP8266 board. The idea is to have an environment where we can jointly program a sequence of actions that can be sent via WiFi to the bot for execution. With this setup... Continue Reading →

MicroPython and ESP8266

During the past 6 months  I have grown into a big fan of the Python programming language. I have also found a new passion in tinkering with the versatile and inexpensive ESP8266 microcontroller boards. For the embedded programming I usually stick with Arduino IDE and C/C++, but as there now is a Python implementation for ESP8266 available,... Continue Reading →

Exploring Adafruit IO

Adafruit hosts a cloud service, io.adafruit.com, where you can upload data from your devices and also subscribe to data from other devices. The service is currently in beta, but you can sign up for a free account to test it. The data is stored in "feeds" and you can configure your own dashboards for viewing... Continue Reading →

Meet the Huzzah!

ESP8266 is a very popular and inexpensive WiFi-chip that can be a real contributor for taking small gadgets to the Internet. I recently bought an Adafruit Feather Huzzah ($18). It is build around ESP8266 which means WiFi-connectivity, but has some additional features compared to the simpler ESP8266 modules available: A USB-port for serial transfer and programming... Continue Reading →

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