Remora got easier: WiFi configuration over Bluetooth

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Martin FasaniMartin Fasani 12/09/2019 at 12:300 Comments

Bluetooth WiFi configuration

Starting in December 2019 all the configuration in the master branches of the udpx Firmware line we create will be over Bluetooth. If you want to take advantage of this fast setup, there are detailed instructions in udpx repository. Please install one of this Applications in any Android device:

  1. udpx
  2. ESP32-WiFI-BLE

The benefit of using udpx is that it has Bluetooth WiFi configuration and also multicast DNS discovery, so you can discover the IP address after some seconds connected. The benefit of ESP32-WiFi-BLE is that it let's you setup 2 access points, in case you have a show and need to use your mobile Hotspot. In a nutshell:

  1. Start the App, power up your Remora ESP32
  2. Config Tab -> Select your device starting with ESP32_MAC_49161
  3. Write your WiFi SSID / Password and hit Send

That's it, if your WiFi name and password match you should be connected in some seconds. Have more devices? Just go back to point 2 and set up different controllers. You can also check this short video to get an idea of how to set it up with ORCΛ

All this is available already in the master branch of Remora repository. Give it a try and give us your feedback. We are really willing to make IoT easier to configure, discoverable and get it down to earth. You should not be an electronic geek to use our Firmware, you just need to be able to compile it, that is already messy enough ;)