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Six Unlikely Products Using the ESP32 Microcontroller

The ESP32 microcontroller, developed by Espressif Systems, is renowned for its flexibility, rich feature set, and robustness, making it a favorite among hobbyists and engineers alike. While it’s common to find the ESP32 in typical...


UltimateSensor Mini: The Compact Powerhouse for Smart Home Automation

Explore the UltimateSensor Mini, your ideal compact solution for smart home automation. Despite its small size, this powerful device offers high-accuracy environmental sensors, a built-in speaker and microphone, and seamless Home Assistant integration. Perfect for real-time data monitoring, energy savings, and safety alerts, the UltimateSensor Mini retains the functionality of its predecessor while introducing new voice-enabled features. Discover how it can transform your smart home experience.


Louder ESP32, a Hi-Fi Class-D audio amplifier running ESPHome!

While scouring the internet in search of an ESP32 amplifier capable of running ESPHome firmware, I discovered the Louder ESP32. This neat unit comprises an external I2S DAC, perfectly able to drive full-sized speakers, and...


ET-P1101 – A DIY ESPHome Panasonic Climate interface

Getting the Panasonic Climate control off the cloud Back in August 2021 we published an article about an esphome component for a esp32 or esp8266 based airconditioning/Climate Wifi interface. A great way to get your...


ET-SM01 – DIY DSMR P1 smart meter

Introduction In the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and Sweden Residential Smart Electricity Meters comply to DSMR (Dutch Smart Meter Requirements), also known as ‘Smart Meter’ or ‘P1 port’ which supports plain non encrypted telegrams and also...


ESPHome Underflooor heating Pump Switch – ET-PS01

Introduction As electricity is so damn expensive in Europe now and my (2) underfloor heating pumps are constantly consuming more than 40 Watt each, I wanted to find a smarter solution for that. While browsing...

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NSpanel Lovelace UI for Home Assistant

Preface About 10 months ago Sonoff send us the and thereafter we published our first impressions. The product was not entirely new and innovative, as there where Nextion Touch displays and 2-gang wall switches readily...

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ESPHome 2022.6.0 released!

Yesterday ESPHome released version 2022.6.0, another small but interesting release, as it now supports Media Player functionality for the esp32 using the internal DAC as well as an external DAC. 🎶🎶🎶 Great Stuff! 🎶🎶🎶 There...

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