Building a battery powered WiFi IoT Sensor with ESP8266, MS-5611 (GY-63), nodemcu and MQTT

Introduction The ESP8266 is a 32 bit micro controller with an integrated WiFi chipset and TCP/IP stack. The flash is connected via SPI. Firmware upgrades can be done via the serial port after booting with GPIO0 pulled to ground (I’m

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Release 1.0 pending

We’ve released a 1.0 candidate on our “testing” repository. Please help with testing. If we don’t find any showstoppers, this will become 1.0 in a few weeks.

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ImperiHome support

We’re in the process of adding support for the ImperiHome Android app. The basic things are working already. A package is available (agocontrol-imperihome). Stay tuned for more news about the progress.

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MySensors support

We’ve added MySensors support. Visit for details on how to build your own sensors with arduino and NRF24 RF modules.

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ago control 1300+ commits

It’s time to say thank you to all ago control developers. Now there 1308 commits, super slim core with 5621 lines of code, 40+ devices supported. All core is now written in C++. The Web Admin is working so far and the basic Android App features are

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Massive CORE changes

Hello folks, we’re making big changes to the codebase. If you rely on a stable system, I’d suggest to not update over the next 4 weeks. We’ll push in a lot of improvements at core parts and as well into

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Very bad experience with Linux on VIA APC Rock

We were searching for Raspberry Pi alternatives. The Cortex A9 seems to be a good choice. Besides more speed it is able to run stock Debian Wheezy. (Raspberry Pi needs ARM6 binaries, so you need to run Raspbian). We did find

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Big CORE changes

We did a few major upgrades the last days. The biggest change is the move to the new resolver which was completely rewritten in C++ and a major change in Z-Wave device. Switching the resolver from python to c++ The

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RaZberry Pi Z-Wave module arrived

The brand new RaZberry did arrive last week. It works like a charm with ago control. Just make sure to use “/dev/ttyAMA0” as device in the “zwave” config section. Kudos to the folks from Z-Wave.Me for this very nice piece

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Control any device – Client Library for C++ and Python

You now simply can add your own devices into ago control with less skill since we now have a Client Libary for C++ and Python. You can write a complete device control with a few lines and you don’t need

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