[chbot] Robotics Group meeting, Monday 18 Dec 2017 6:30pm, 5 Idris Road - Low cost ESP32 special
markaren1 at xtra.co.nz
Thu Dec 14 08:59:16 GMT 2017
Just a quick reminder that our next meeting is on Monday. Please bring
along any projects that you have been working on, along with a healthy
curiosity, and maybe some off-the-wall ideas and suggestions.
As usual, the evening will start with an informal get together. Around
7:30 (maybe a bit later) we move into the more formal
unprepared-talks-from-the-front. This is a very low-key event with
people arriving and leaving as they feel fit.
Special speaker for the evening : Robin Gilks, and a detailed report on
progress with his low cost WiFi/IoT project. See below.
Happy to accept small stuff for the trading table, but we can't accept
CRT based product, or large plastic items such as printers or scanners.
Given that this is our Christmas get together, silly hats, open sauce
nibbles, and a double-extra helping of cheer (or was it beer) will go
down a treat.
As usual, guests are most welcome, and hope to see you there.
Robin Gilks has made progress with a (very) low cost wireless / IoT
system based on the ESP32. He will be giving an extended demo of his
project. He has the following to say about his talk
"I started with the 'mongoose' embedded web server some 7-8 years ago
for my irrigation controller that runs on a wireless router under
'openwrt'. The guys that developed it have used the networking to
produce something useful for small embedded IoT systems.
I will be demonstrating the productivity of developing an IoT device
where 90% of the 'nitty gritty' is already done for you and you get a
lot of features 'for free' including : OTA update of firmware with
rollback, built in flash encryption, multiple hardware platforms,
This page gives a nice overview and is where I started
https://mongoose-os.com/docs/book/intro.html. I installed the s/w
following: https://mongoose-os.com/docs/quickstart/setup.html. I then
moved onto running a couple of the examples:
That is as far as I've got for the purposes of the talk, I'll show the
results of an hour of hacking existing code to make something different.
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