Welcome back to 2-Bullet Tuesday,where we’ll share useful tips and awesome stuff sent in by Omega2 users all around the world.
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A Physical Remote Control for Internet Devices
Our favorite project this week is a WiFi & HTTP request based remote control by James Harding. This project is made to control any device that is connected to the Internet or the local network by sending HTTP requests.
James developed a Node.JS program that reads the button input on the GPIO pins and sends HTTP POST requests to end-points. The buttons and end-points are mapped with an easily editable
config.json file. On the hardware side, he used a protoboard to permanently and securely hold the 10 input buttons.
This project is handy since it gives you easy access and control over smart devices on your local network and the internet. You can find the source code on GitHub.
Awesome job on this wireless remote control, James! We can only assume that a set of those buttons send HTTP requests to control your garage doors!
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