Jonathan Poland

Midwestern geek, father of two.

Jonathan Poland

AWS IoT with the ESP8266

I spent some time recently trying to get some ESP8266 devices to connect to AWS IOT. AWS IOT is really just an MQTT broker as a service. However, it has a big caveat for the ESP8266: it requires TLS 1.2. For the longest time, there…

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Jonathan Poland

Arduino Chicken Coop: Winter Cometh

Winter has finally arrived, and in full force! With temperatures already down to 0˚F, some things have worked well and some things haven't. The chicken are now about 15 weeks old, so they've transitioned from the starter crumple feed to the adult pellets. And as…

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Arduino Chicken Coop: Software

This post details the software for the ESP8266 controller. See the previous post for a rundown on the hardware. Here's the high-level stack: And functionality: I won't go into the code here, that's best looked at via the bitbucket link above. Instead, I just cover…

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