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ESP8266 Home Automation Projects by Catalin Batrinu

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Getting data from the internet

Now that we have connected ESP8266 to the Wi-Fi network, we can receive and send data on the internet. More than this, we can read data from the input or from the sensors attached to the board and send their values to the internet.

First, let's read some data and what is more interesting than the current weather data? Let's create an account on http://www.wunderground.com and then, go to https://www.wunderground.com/weather/api/d/pricing.htm, where you will purchase a key for $0, as shown in the following image. After filling some data about the project, you will have your key:

As you can see, with the developer ...

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