Dominica0512
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Communicating with other sensors distributed to other spaces

Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:08 pm

Hello good forks,

I am currently conducting a design prototypes project with using RPi 3 B

I try to make several sensors (distributed in the home --e.g., other rooms) communicate with one central design prototype at home. (I attached the picture).

More specifically, one sensor box (in the center of home) receives sensor data from distributed sensors in real time, and depending on the data, the sensor box will give users some visual feedback (e.g., changing lights or showing some movements).

To achieve this, I have tried ThinkSpeak and its Talk-back application, and realized that its wifi connection/data receivers are really unstable (I might be wrong).

I have been looking for simpler solutions other than this since this summer but haven't found it yet.
Any suggestion will be really helpful at this point!


Thank you!!
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OutoftheBOTS
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Re: Communicating with other sensors distributed to other spaces

Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:37 pm

A common method is to use ESP8266 nodes as they cheap see https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1pcs-No ... autifyAB=0

You can then run a MQTT broker on your RPi and MQTT clients on the ESP8266s and communicate via wifi

Dominica0512
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Re: Communicating with other sensors distributed to other spaces

Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:31 am

OutoftheBOTS wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:37 pm
A common method is to use ESP8266 nodes as they cheap see https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1pcs-No ... autifyAB=0

You can then run a MQTT broker on your RPi and MQTT clients on the ESP8266s and communicate via wifi

Thanks for replying to my post. I wonder multiple sensors with ESP8266 nodes could communicated with one RPi.

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