Favorite Project

Our favorite project this week is a home automation system made by Case Rajaa. He used his Omega to run an MQTT broker, allowing him to use an Android app to control outlets in his home!

Case has ESP8266 relay modules in his outlet boxes that are controlled through MQTT. The Omega acts as the MQTT broker to which the ESP8266 modules connect. Finally, on his phone, he’s using an app called My Mqtt

Through the app you can subscribe to MQTT topics shared by the Omega and publish a message to turn outlets on or off. There’s a great video showing the end result of how you can control control the relay manually with a PIR sensor as well as wirelessly through the App. On top of all that, there’s a full guide on how to build your own!

Great work, Case! We love seeing awesome MQTT projects!

See the Instructables Post