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Install & configure apps with the App Fairy


In order to make our devices more accessible for customers who do not feel at home with PlatformIO or the Arduino IDE we developed the App Fairy. The App Fairy is a self-contained app store for your computer. It allows to install and configure applications for our devices without editing any source code. Best of all? The App Fairy does not require installation itself. Just click and go!

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ESP32 Logging


ESP32 logging falls into the same category as the recent post about embedding binary content. It is about how logging on ESP32 is different from logging on ESP8266. Yet, as “logging” is a software topic (mostly) and “ESP32” describes hardware we need to be more precise with terms. Therefore, this post will look into how logging with the Espressif ESP-IDF has improved over plain NONOS SDK. The same goes for Arduino Core for ESP32.

Rest assured the old stuff still works on ESP-IDF. However, this post hopefully manages to convince you to improve your code by using the new features.

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Embed Binary Data on ESP32

pre-electronic binary code by dret

There is a reason the title of this post specifically says “Embed Binary Data on ESP32“. This suggests that it is different than embedding binary data on let’s say ESP8266. Yes indeed, that’s part of the story. The other is that to embed binary data on ESP32 you don’t need to jump through hoops anymore like on ESP8266. Instead, you will do what likely feels most natural: store the binary data in a file in the project directory and have the compiler slurp it from there. Easy as pie!

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ESP32 workshop – what you learn

You will learn a lot if you attend a ThingPulse IoT workshop. Guaranteed! However, with every workshop we learn something new as well. Find out about a few of the topics below.

We recently ran a full-day workshop at the CH Open workshop days on the beautiful HSR campus in Rapperswil. We had submitted two workshops but the one that got accepted was “You’ve Got Mail – Advanced IoT with ESP32”. We had a really cool crowd of eleven software developers most of whom coming from Java-like backend developer positions. There were a few guys with hardware and C/C++ background which was fantastics. They corrected us on C++ subtleties we hadn’t mastered yet ourselves.

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Two successful IoT workshops in a week


ThingPulse helps you – and your friends, co-workers, or your children – to get started with the Internet of Things. We have accumulated a wealth of knowledge and experience with both hardware and software over the last few years. As we are also experienced educators, speakers and presenters running informative workshops is a natural extension to our product portfolio.

Last week we were given the opportunity to lead two workshops embedded in other events. Two workshops with different

  • audiences
  • setups and venues
  • duration
  • scope

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