Go Small Go Wireless Outcome

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Outline of the project/ Focusgroup-goal

When working with eTextiles on the body, we tend to need to access the textile (either used as a sensor or an actuator) wirelessly with a portable power supply. There are many solutions like bluetooth and Xbee / Zigbee, but they all have pro/con and limitations. Recently we came across the ESP8266 modules. These IoT-chips are very cheap compared to other devices and use WiFi 802.11 b/g/n.
In the focus-group “Go Small Go Wireless” we explored the ESP-01 and ESP-12 module. In this post we will explain the steps for setting up the with Arduino IDE, use the modules own ADC port and show the the workflow, so other eTextile practitioners can start using these chips.

Our own motivation to work with these Chips was to think about two application:
1. sensor-dress (performance setup)
2. sensor-actor network


continue reading:

Network 101

Introduction to ESP8266
        Hardware Setup
        Software Setup
        Programming ESP8266
        Using direct socket connection

MQTT and Mosquitto

ESP on Fabric Ciruict! Example use at the summercamp

Other Wireless Modules

 


Related Links:

A Wrapper around mqtt for Arduino
https://github.com/i-n-g-o/esp-mqtt-arduino

OpenFrameworks MQTT library
https://github.com/hideyukisaito/ofxMosquitto

Processing MQTT library
https://github.com/agoransson/mqtt4processing

ESP module pinouts
http://hackerspace.pbworks.com/w/page/88183850/ESP8266

How to set up OpenFrameworks on Mac
http://openframeworks.cc/setup/xcode/

An Open Source MQTT v3.1/v3.1.1 Broker
http://mosquitto.org/

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