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esp8266 wifi starter kit


Connecting to the internet has not been easier, With the advent of the new IOT ( Internet of things) module ESP8266 its a breeze to connect your microcontroller and

Arduino projects to the internet.

Things you can do with this module:

  • Send you sensor data to server
  • Send an email every time an event occurs, like someone triggering a PIR sensor while you are out on vacation
  • Have an Arduino display what the weather would be like today by getting data from metservices
  • See if your plants need watering by having the Arduino send humidity data through wifi
  • You fill in the rest with your creativity and imagination

ESP8266 specs


Detailed technical specs and SDK with examples

  • 802.11 b / g / n / d / e / i / k / r support
  • Wi-Fi Direct (P2P) support
  • P2P discovery, P2P group master mode (Group Owner mode), P2P Power Management
  • Infrastructure Network (Infrastructure BSS) station (Station) mode / P2P mode / SoftAP mold
  • hardware acceleratorPre-Certification
    • CCMP (CBC-MAC, counting mode)
    • TKIP (MIC, RC4) o WAPI (SMS4)
    • WEP (RC4)
    • CRC
    • WPA / WPA2 and WPS support
    • Other 802.11i security features:

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What comes as part of the ESP8266 starters kit:

1. Mini Breadboard

2. Breadboard  power supply for providing the 3.3V required by ESP8266

3. ESP8266 module


4. ESP8266 headers, without which you cannot mount them on the breadboard

5. 9V Power Adapter for the breadboard power supply

Complete kit:

    Price: $39.99

    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: $129.00

    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 and source code

    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: $169.00
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