In this tutorial series, we are upgrading our garage to a smart garage by building and installing our own smartphone-controlled smart garage door opener. Please go and review Part 1 before coming to Part 2.
The Smart Garage Door Opener – Part 1
Is there a way to track if the garage door is opened or closed? Can I make a DIY garage door sensor myself? The answer to both of these questions is YES.
How To Turn Your Garage Into A Smart Garage
Did you ever want to know if the garage bin is full, or if someone came home and parked the car in the garage, or if your plants need watering?
What Is A ICSP Port And How Do I Use It
In-system programming (ISP), also called In-Circuit Serial Programming (ICSP), enables us makers to program microcontrollers MCUs such as the Atmel chips in almost all Arduino designs through a set of special pin connections on a PCB.
How To Design A PCB – Part 2
So you have completed Part 1 of How To Design A PCB. Now on to part 2 where we will finish designing a very simple LED circuit.
How To Design A PCB – Part 1
All modern electronics like your smartphone contain inside a PCB – Printed Circuit Board. Why do electronics need a PCB and how do you make one?
How to Connect your ESP8266 to a Wi-Fi Router or AP
This is a tutorial on how to connect your newly purchased ESP8266 to your Wi-Fi router or AP.
How to connect to the ESP8266 using a FTDI adapter
If you haven’t purchased the ESP8266, you should. The cheapest hackable Wi-Fi module you will find for makers bar-none. Just look on Ebay or Alibaba and you will find plenty of vendors to choose from.
How to create a super simple Hello World application in Node.js
Before you begin please install Node.js on your computer by following the instructions in our How to install Node.js lesson.
How to configure a Bluetooth serial dongle
In order to be sure your bluetooth module is configured correctly, you can follow these steps.