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Project of the Month for May 2019

Project of the Month

This month's project is the ESP8266 Weather Station Kit by Ideaspark!
Why not buy one now and build it along with me? Here's a link via my Amazon Associates account. Purchase it here and help me support My Parts Chest website and App (available on Google Play and the Apple App Store).


ESP8266 Weather Station Kit with DHT11 Temperature Humidity BMP180 Atmosphetic Pressure BH1750FVI Light Sensor 0.96" OLED IIC YellowBlue Display for Arduino IDE IoT Starter(Guidance Document Included)
Price:$20.99

✔️The weather station uses the ESP8266-12E to obtain data from the Internet: time of a city, weather data and forecast information for the next 3 days, scrolling on the SSD1306 OLED Display; the device can switch to display data from any city in the world - maybe your relatives or friends live there✔️The device uses sensors DHT11, BMP180,BH1750FVI to collect temperature, humidity, Atmosphetic Pressure and light data. The weather station reads data indoor via sensor…

Project of the Month for March 2019

Project of the Month

This month, I chose a robotic arm kit from MicroBotLabs. 

Why not buy one now and build it along with me? Here's a link via my Amazon Associates account. Purchase it here and help me support My Parts Chest website and App (available on Google Play and the Apple App Store).

ArmUno 2.0 MeArm and Arduino Compatible DIY Robot Arm Kit With MeCon Motion Control Software and Arduino Source Code Via Download Link
Price:$39.99

Robotic Arm Kit includes Servo motors, Structural pieces and all Fasteners needed for assembly Plus MeCon Software and Arduino Source Code Via Companion Web Site and Download Links.Windows PC Motion Control Software Allow you to Teach and Record Motion Paths for Automatic PlaybackMake your own desktop size 4-axis parallel-mechanism Mini Industrial Robotic Factory Arm!This kit features a Companion Web Site full of information resources and makes a great educational resource kit for robotics and micro controllers.Precision Laser Cut Parts Require only …

IoT HVAC Monitor

I built this project in July of 2018 and posted it on Hackster.io







LINK TO PROJECThttps://www.hackster.io/MyPartsChest/iot-hvac-monitor-f5e4bd



IoT HVAC MonitorMonitors the fan speed, on/off cycles, temperature, and humidity of my HVAC system and posts data to ThingSpeak.com.
Parts used: SparkFun ESP8266 Thing - Dev BoardDHT11 Temperature & Humidity Sensor (4 pins)3.7 V LiPo BatteryResistor 1k ohmBreadboard (generic)Dell X77M FanI built this project for two reasons. (1) I've been looking for an excuse to play around with IoT, and with the ESP8266 in particular. (2) My electric bill has been steadily increasing and I wanted to see how often my HVAC system was cycling on and off (and at what temperature).
I figured I could monitor on/off cycles by attaching a small DC fan motor to the return air grill. When the HVAC unit turns on, the airflow will cause the fan to turn; acting as a generator. I can then read the voltage generated by the fan motor by connecting it to an analog input…