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.

IoT enabled soldering station

IoT enabled soldering station

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.

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