We have reached that age where friends and family around starting to have babies. Giving my friend’s project, I’ve decided to build some nice gifts, and via these gifts, dive in for the first time into the Arduino/IOT world.
Well, the project is A baby sleeping-environment-sensing and climate-control.
ESP32 (note that Amir’s tutorials uses an ESP8266)
DHT22 / AM2302 temperature & humidity sensors
WS2812 led strip (NeoPixels)
IR transmitter (for AC) – didn’t used them eventually
MW2 smoke detector
Power supply & USB cable
Total amount of 32 dollars.
As far as experience:
This is the first time I’m making an Arduino project, let alone messing with the ESP32, moreover – building an IOT device, with sensing and posting sensed data to a local server. I must say that every component, and every piece of code, there’s huge amount of documentation and tutorials. All is left is to read and explore this magnificent world.
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