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TASMOTA now supports ESP32

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I was just reading this article https://www.cnx-software.com/2020/06/23/tasmota-esp32-ethernet-camera-boards/ and would be very interested in learning how to use ESP32s in IOT applications around the home. I learned a lot from your previous ESP32 videos because you are very thorough in your explanations unlike many YouTubers on the subject of IOT.

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Tasmota appears to be also of interest for home automation projects without necessarily going over the internet which I am very wary of. Β  But whatever, I do think a good old Bill take on using Tasmota on ESP32 would be of much interest so anything on this subject gets my vote too.

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I spotted this post and wanted to add my support.

I have been spending some time testing Tasmota on both the ESP8266 and ESP32 and the Kincony HC868-A6. While finishing a long career in Telcom and IT and familiar with the use and concepts of IOT, I am new to actual "hands-on" in getting them up and running both as components performing simple operations, and a system.Β 

I have a major project in the planning stage and while I welcome a more abstract approach that simplifies things in getting my "closed-looped" system up and running (perhaps that's Tasmota in part or whole), I am not sure which way to go given the scope of programs and functions needed to support many sensors, timers, schedulers, decision logic, and actuators, while providing easy to use, and on-demand management services/software hosted locally or in the cloud. Right now I am testing, learning, and trying to get a foundational understanding of all the building blocks before architecting a solution. As perhaps many, I don't know what I don't know. With the help of your videos, I have tested ESPNow, programmed many processors, tested many sensors, and started to test different radios such as Lora, RF, and 4G/5G. The presentation layer will be yet another challenge and seems that the number of cloud-based solutions is on the rise. I hope to build systems that anyone could use so an abstraction layer is critical. Another topic πŸ™‚Β 

Kincony is a company building controller incorporating ESP32, RTC, IO multiplexing, AD/DA, WiFi, RF, Lora, and 4G and other functions, all in one board with programming options including IDE, Tasmota, Platformio, and perhaps other options. They offer I2C, serial, RS232, and RS485 interfaces as options. MQTT seems to be a significant feature but just learning about it now. It may simplify hardware but not programming and interface development plus it still needs one to understand all that is happening on the board (e.g. initialization and using the onboard multiplexer.Β Β 

Bill, your teachings are well thought out and presented in a way that allows your viewers to follow a step-by-step approach. They are really critical in building an inventory of working knowledge of all the IOT functional blocks and how they work together. I2C and SPI are great examples where one needs to understand how the bus works, protocols, and encoding technics as part of the address schema. Eventually, one will be in a position to visualize and construct working, end-to-end systems. To that end, I would welcome and encourage you to consider some of these new topics such as Tasmota (and others that may exist, perhaps topics around the presentation layer and how to best build data dashboards, decision logic, and how to program it and perhaps discussion/presentations of an architectural nature as folks embark on their respective projects. Hope this provides some food for thought and is of some use. Love what you're doing and am so pleased to be a part of it.Β 

Sorry for being so verbose, I am really enjoying the technology and your great support!