Connect All the Things: An IoT Nerf Gun – Part 2: The Software

Introduction

In the first part of this series, I showed you how to mod a Nerf gun so it can connect to the internet, and you can electronically trigger it.  In this second part, I will show you some software I created to actually remotely control the Nerf gun over the internet using various input devices.

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ESP8266

First you will have to prepare your ESP8266 so it connects to the wifi and the internet, and (more...)

Connect All the Things: An IoT Nerf Gun

Introduction

As part of my foray into the Internet of Things (IoT) I was looking for a project I could sink my teeth in because I find it easier to learn something by doing it rather than just reading about it.

It just happened to be that at JavaOne this year they will have a Maker Zone, and they were looking for participants who could build something interesting to show to the attendees.  As a (more...)