IOT - Home Automation project using Geofencing, MQTT, ESP8266 and MycroPython

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By Abhijit Ghosh on May 8, 2017 10:01:28 AM

After a long day at office, wouldn't it be great to step into a cool room without having to wait for the air conditioning to start functioning? I am sure all of us has unlocked the just locked door to double check if the electrical appliances have indeed been switched off. For ones who own a personal garage, it would feel great to watch the garage door open as you drive in without having to step out of your car. So lets explore a home automation use case that would map the switching on/off of appliances with the entry/exit of a preset geofence (virtual perimeter for a real-world geographic area).

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Home Automation - Internet of Things - MQTT (MQ Telemetry Transport), ESP8266 and MycroPython

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By Abhijit Ghosh on Mar 22, 2017 3:51:40 AM

This is my first post on home automation. As a 'Hello World' project, switching on/off a bulb is a common use case. This post is not an exception. But to spice it up, we'll use MQTT (MQ Telemetry Transport) - a machine-to-machine (M2M)/Internet of Things (IOT) connectivity protocol and an android app (IoT MQTT Dashboard). Bulb is merely a symbolic representation of an electrical device. We can practically control any device (Internet of Things) over internet.

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