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ESP8266 Home Automation Projects by Catalin Batrinu

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Sending data to the internet

Now, let's send the same data to the internet. The first thing to do is to create an account on http://thingspeak.com and set up a channel. Each channel has eight fields that you can use to store the data transmitted by ESP8266.

As a free account, you need not send data more often than three times per minute. The advantage is that your data is stored on their server and you can see them on a nice graphic or embed them as an IFRAME in another web server.

In Channel Settings, create one field and name it Light, then go to the API key tab and get Write API KEY. Here, you can also define a read APY KEY if you have an application that wants to read data written by other modules. It is a rudimentary way of sharing data ...

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