Battery testing... and failing

A project log for ESP8266 MQTT Infrared AirCon Control

An amateur build of a monitoring and control system for the aircon in my baby's room, using an ESP8266, IR Led, JSON and MQTT protocol.

ShoeboxShoebox 12/02/2017 at 10:080 Comments

This weekend, I decided to test the battery life of my prototypes.

The program is currently processing for 30 seconds, then sleeping for 1 minute

Those times are fairly disappointing. I don't want to be changing batteries every day.

I might go down the static IP route to speed up the connection, and then play with the awake/sleep ratio. I should be able to decrease awake time, and increase sleep time.