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Wireless Controlled LED on batteries (WEB/Android APP)

Discussion in 'General Programming Chat' started by handmadebots, Dec 14, 2016.

  1. handmadebots

    handmadebots Senior Member

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    Hi guys,

    I started to get into microcontrollers and electronics lately ... started to read some books, some articles here and there, and I finally managed to grasp the basics of it.
    Some of you might know me, I've developed bots for lots of members on this forum, but this is different type of thing. It's more hardware, more low level, but I'm 100% all the work I'm putting into this will be worth it.

    Knowing electronics, in other words, is knowing computers at their inner core. You can design your own gadgets, put motors to work, sensors, radio, etc. I'm comming from a programming field (strictly programming), it's a new and fun world for me. For those of you who are programmers and want (and have the guts) to learn something new, something which will allow you to step out of the virtual world, and build something that's really tangible, I can't write in words how much I want people to start doing that, start inventing their own stuff, make devices on their own, without having to pay sh*t tons of money for apple and google devices. Not only that, but that's real creativity.

    Now, this thread is about showing you a demonstration, of a wifi module I managed to get working. I bought the chip few months ago, when I just started and I couldn't make it work, didn't even knew where to start. After learning more and more about arduino and basics of electronics, I finally solved the 'puzzle' and managed to program it and have it up and running.

    I'm having two videos, showing a wireless controlled led, which takes power from 2 X AA batteries (in series). It has an LED connected to it which can be controlled by navigating to it's LAN IP address, not only that, but can be accessed from anywhere in the world, by using a DDNS service set on the router.
    I also built an android app for it as well, so that I can easily control it from my android phone. This is just a simple example (with the LED), but the possibilities are endless, check the video.

    The first video is a demonstration video, which shows how everything works in ~6 mins.
    The second video, is a more detailed explanation of how to start with something like that on your own ~20 mins.

    Demonstration video

    You can find the explanation video here
    It's going to help you started with it.

    Normally, I'm having the files only on my website, but I uploaded to files on mediafire as well, because I wanted to share the idea here too.

    If you guys have any questions regarding this, or electronics and arduino in general, let me know, I'll try to help as much as I can.

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    Download link (source code files):

     
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  2. LostLife

    LostLife Regular Member

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    Learn low-level not high level like arduino. learn Freertos, HAL etc.
     
  3. handmadebots

    handmadebots Senior Member

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    Don't need to look in other places ... arduino does exactly what is needed :p
     
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    If it's for hobby then no problem. :)