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2016/02/01 ESPlant, Arduino Miniconf at Linux.Conf.AU 2016
π 2016-02-01 01:01 in Arduino, Linux
Another year, another arduino miniconf, this year, the LCA open hardware folks brought us the ESPlant, a new board meant to monitor plants, and based off the ESP8266, the super cheap wifi chip that can now be used with the arduino IDE and libraries thanks to a compat layer.

Jon, opening the miniconf
Jon, opening the miniconf

The Melbourne Hardware Hacking team who worked on this
The Melbourne Hardware Hacking team who worked on this





Jon gave a cool talk on the hardware assembly machine he built to put those boards together, impressive:



Short of having a plant nearby, I concentrated on making pretty lights on the LED strip :)


blinkie achieved :)
blinkie achieved :)

I added my blinky code here: https://github.com/marcmerlin/ESPlant

Demo:


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