IoT enabled soldering iron
Vegard’s hacked his soldering iron and made it IoT enabled using NodeMCU, which is a ESP8266-based development platform. Now Vegard’s soldering station reports its set temperature to the Thingspeak server over WIFI.
It also sends me Prowl messages on my Iphone when I forget to turn it off.
It all started when I needed to fix the display on the Soldering-iron itself after some guys at the soldering-iron factory forgot to mount the segment display properly.
The road to IoT is anything but streamlined yet. The NodeMCU & Arduino IDE integration is in it early stages and the tutorials out there are few and full of frustation.