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ESP8266: IOT wifi weatherstation kit with cloud storage


The devices which connect to internet has been shrinking at very fast pace, Now its got to the size which fits on your fingers and can not only connect to the internet but as also do some sensing.

ESP8266 chipset has made waves since it got introduced, Due to its small size and capablities. This is the first generation of IOT technologies which is going to change the way we live.

We use this powerful tiny module to build a complete WeatherStation kit, which collects Temperature, Humidity and Barometer readings. Not only does it collect the data, It stores it in the cloud for you to retrieve it from any device be it your mobile, PC or tablet. Isnt that cool.

With the purchase of the kit we give you a unique key, which is used to provide access to the cloud storage to store it as well as download the data.

You can use this kit for many purposes:


                   Fig: Electronic Barometer + Temperature + Humidity sensing

  • Room temperature logging
  • Home Insulation checks
  • Greenhouse monitoring
  • Industrial data logging
  • Recording change of weather in your area and publishing it on the web
  • Add more sensors like power monitoring and make this a multisensor IOT kit

Fig: Build your graphs from the stored CSV data

There is a lot you can do with this powerful combination of low power sensor and cloud access.

The kit comes with complete step by step instructions to buid the kit.

1. The Esp8266 Weatherstation Cloud based Kit

2. Building the kit Weatherstation

3. Optional ESP8266 firware upgrade tutorial

Price: $129.00

Wireless Sensor and Data Logger


What can this box do?

This kit takes measurement of its two precision temperature sensors, and logs the data to a SD card. Both real time readings and stored data can be sent wirelessly to a PC.

How is it useful?

One of the two temperature sensors is located inside the box, and the other one outside on a 1.2 meter cable. By locating the two temperature sensors in two different areas (e.g. indoor and under floor). We can see the temperature variations of the two areas over time. One good use case is to measure how good your home insulation is. Having said that, this kit is designed with DIY in mind. Extra sensors can be added very easily, and soldering is minimum because of the use of the sensor shield. By adding a humidity sensor, light sensor, wind speed sensor etc, this box can be turned into a wireless weather station!

What is included in this kit?

This wirless sensor and data logger kit embodies a few very cool technologies: Real Time Clock, SD Card read/write, Bluetooth and one wire digital temperature sensor. Not only can it be easily turned into a general purpose wireless sensor logger, it also is a fantastic educational kit after all. This kit includes all the neccessary bits to construct a fully working wireless sensor logger, the package includes:
  • Arduino Mega 2560
  • Arduino Mega sensor and servo shield
  • USB cable
  • Real Time Clock module (onboard temperature sensor incl.)
  • SD card module
  • Kingston SD Card 1 GB
  • Bluetooth module
  • Temperature sensor
  • Waterproof case
  • Cable gland x 2
  • Some wires and accessories

Follow this 3-step tutorial to assemble this amazing kit.

Step 1: Interfacing Real Time Clock and Temperature sensor to Arduino Mega

Step 2: Interfacing SD Card Module to Arduino Mega

Step 3: Interfacing Bluetooth Module to Arduino Mega

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Price: $149.00

WiFi Switch: Turn your kettle on from your mobile


There isn't a cleaner way to control something through the internet than using this WiFi Universal Power Adapter. It's super easy to setup and use. Think off things you can control on/off by your cellphone, or computer , usage of this plug is only limited by your imagination.

Plug in the device you want into this socket and you are free to turn it ON from anywhere with your phone.

The app is designed to allow adding multiple sockets in your house and label them "Kettle", "Lights", "Heater" etc 

Effectively with this device you have the control of you entire home right in your pocket.

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Price: $59.99

Android app development Kit for Starters

Android is a great platform to start building your apps, but its not the simplest to start with. For that reason we at hobbyist have built a kit which will take you through the process of building an App step by step. We start with the bare basics and eventually take you into building an app which does some fancy home automation for you.

  It covers the basics of app development and then delves into using bluetooth wireless to talk to Arduino platform. This paves way for reading remote sensor data from the Android tablet and use it as a dashboard for home automation and doing remote robot control.


What you can accomplish with this kit :

  • Learn the basics of Android App development
  • Simple Hello World App
  • Make the app talk to an Arduino

       - Then read the moisture and temp of your garden

  • Read data from Arduino and turn ON devices with touch of a button.

       - Now you can turn on Lamps, Tv's, Heaters right from the app

  • Send a message wirelessly to an OLED display via the app

       - Make this your message board & leave messages to family/flatmates

Kit Contains

  • OLED Display
  • 1 Arduino
  • Temp & Humidity Sensor
  • Single Channel Relay
  • Bluetooth Module
  • BreadBoard and connector wires
  • Software tutorial and code

Other parts needed but not included:

  • An Android (3.0 or later) mobile/tablet with Bluetooth

4 Step Tutorial

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Price: $129.00

NetSensor : Arduino Room monitor & Home alarm system hooked to internet


What is NetSensor?

NetSensor is an Arduino Kit which allows you to monitor your room from anywhere in the world via Internet.

All you would need is a browser and this kit has all the hardware required to monitor your room and check if its warm, not too humid and if someone has broken into your home.

This kit can be easily extended with our existing documentation to add many new sensors and hook them up to the internet. Making this a powerful extendable platform to meet remote sensing needs.

  • Room/plant monitoring
    • Temperature
    • Humidity

  • Home Security Montoring
    • Door status sensor
    • Provision to add motion sensor or other bits you need


  • Arduino Uno
  • Ethernet Shield
  • OLED display
  • High Precision Temp & Humidity Sensor
  • Door State sensor
  • Wires + connector cables
  • USB cable

Complete 3 Step tutorial

Step 1: OLED display interfacing with Arduino

Step 2: Wiring the Temp& Humidity Sensor + OLED Display + Door Opening Switch

Step 3: See your setup in the Browser from anywhere in the world

Browser view of the NetSensor Montoring Page

Screen Shot NetSensor

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Price: $119.99

Home Automation : RFID Door lock access control kit


This kit consists of

Below are the 3 step tutorial for this kit

Step 1: RFID + LCD interface
Step 2: Motorised Lock Control
Step 3: RFID Door Controller

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Price: $119.00

Web Switch - Turn ON your kettle from the internet


Web Switch: Control your kettle or any power appliance from the internet!!

This cool kit allows you to control any electric appliance from the internet.

What does that mean ?

That means you can turn ON/OFF any appliance at your home from your iphone, Android, ipad, PC or laptop from Anywhere in the world..As long as you have access to a web browser.

Woooo..aint that an amazing power to lay your hands on.

Kit contents:


                  Arduino                              Ethernet shield                                      


        Sensor Shield                                       Relay Module 

Completed kit looks like this:


Tutorial link

Video of working kit :

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Price: $99.00

Bluetooth Mars Rover Robotic Kit


Want to wirelessly control a Mars rover from your laptop?

You are in the right place, this kit does exactly that. 10 minutes is what it takes to wire up the electronics, it doesn't even need soldering. For people who know programming, this kit is more than a remote control robot.

You can write program on your pc to communicate with the robot such as scheduling tasks and receiving sensor data (e.g. video, image, switch, temperature, light etc) from the robot. You can even control the robot on the internet!! The ways it can be used are endless...

This kit includes

  1. Mars Rover
  2. Arduino Duemilanove 2009
  3. Motor shield
  4. Bluetooth module
  5. 4-way stripped wires and approx. 10 breadboard wires

All you need to add is 6 AA batteries, and a laptop with Bluetooth connectivity.

The Mars rover platform is a robust and easily adjustable track drive chassis that is perfect for robotics hobbyists. It has two DC motor built-in, and it's already assembled. A 6-slot battery case is also included. The height of the track wheels are manually adjustable.

Tutorials provided at the bottom of this page show you how to assemble it, and the available open source code demonstrates how to control the rover on the keyboard. 'e', 'c', 's', 'f', 'd' keys command the robot to go forward, backward, left, right and stop.

Specs provided by the manufacturer:

  • Dimensions: 245mm length x 225mm width x 74mm height
  • Adjustable height: 74mm-100mm
  • Ground clearance: 21mm-50mm
  • Operating voltage: 7.2V
  • Operating current: 160–180 mA
  • Maximum speed: 30 cm/s(speed can reach 42cm/s at 12 V)
  • Maximum climbing angle: > 30°
  • Maximum payload: > 7.5Kg

Note: the specs above should only used be as a reference, performance of individual platform may vary due to manufacturing tolerance, battery type and operating conditions.



Please see our 3-step tutorial on how to make a bluetooth robot:

Step1, hook up the Motor Shield

Step2, test the Bluetooth module

Step3, combine Bluetooth with Motor Shield


Accesory:  $8  Universal Mounting plate, Screwable mount for adding boards and sensors

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Price: $179.00
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