In this project you’re going to monitor the status of a door using an ESP8266. The goal of this project is to show the endless possibilities that this $4 WiFi module offers when integrates with a free platform that I’m about to show you.
Before continue reading this project, please complete the following tutorials or use them as a reference:
- How to get started with the ESP8266
- How to Install the ESP8266 Board in Arduino IDE
- Monitor Your Door Using Magnetic Reed Switch and Arduino
If you like the ESP and you want to do more projects you can read my eBook Home Automation Using ESP8266.
Let’s get started!
First, watch the video demonstration below
In order to accomplish this task you have to sign up for one free service called IFTTT which stands for “If This Then That”.
IFTTT is a platform that gives you creative control over dozens of products and apps.
You can make apps work together. For example when you send a request to IFTTT, it triggers a recipe that sends you an email alert.
Creating Your IFTTT Account
Creating an account on IFTTT is free!
Go the official site: https://ifttt.com/ and click the “Sign Up” button in top of the page.
Complete the form with your personal information (see figure below) and create your account.
After creating your account, follow their getting started tutorial.
Open the Applet
I’ve created an Applet that integrates perfectly in this project and you can also use it.
If you’re logged in at IFTTT and you open this URL below to use my Applet instantly:
Press the “Turn on” button:
Next, you need to grant access permissions:
Read more: Door Status Monitor using the ESP8266