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Temperature logging to ThingSpeak using ESP8266 and DHT22

The GPIO pins of the ESP8266 makes it possible to create a very simple temperature logger, which logs the data directly to the free cloud of ThingSpeak. By using only a DHT22 temperature/humidity sensor, and an ESP8266, it is possible to create a realtime feed of temperature and humidity by using your own wifi network.

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Setup OpenHAB as home automation controller on Debian 8 (Jessie)

For more than a year I’ve used Domoticz as controller for my home automation setup. It worked well, but never really as I wanted it to. Looking for a flexible, more open alternative I gave OpenHAB a try. And although it’s not as easy to start with as Domoticz, for me it’s definitely here to stay.

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The journey

A few years ago I decided that it would be nice to have some remote control added to some of the lights in my room, so I went out to the local construction market and bought a set of wall sockets with a remote control included from the Home Easy brand for about €30.

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