myWiFi Information Station

A critical display that alerts you whether or not your WiFi is on. And some other less important functions as well, I guess.

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A take on the classic wall-mounted light-up display that alerts you whether or not your WiFi is live. This will utilize the ESP8266 to poll your home network.Other features include:- displays wifi network name and password upon request (allow company to access your network)- fetch and display your network download and upload speedsI don't know how I've lived this long without it.

Concept Art:

  • 1 × Arduino Nano
  • 1 × ESP8266-01
  • 1 × Seven Seg LCD Display
  • 1 × Push Button
  • 3 × IRF740 Mosfet

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  • Putting it all together

    Scott Clandinin02/21/2018 at 01:24 0 comments

    With everything ordered and printed, I soldered up the electronics. It was an absolute mess, and I'll definitely be ordering custom PCBs for future projects.

    I 3D printed several light diffusing sheets of different thicknesses. I ended up going with 0.8mm thick of printed PLA. The pyramid-shaped diffuser was neat but didn't suit the project.

    Notice the standoff I ripped out in the middle due to a lack of space.

    What a mess.

    I ended up running out of space on the main board and put a satellite board on the right side of the enclosure. Luckily I didn't really need a second button!

    I designed up a little WiFi symbol to cover up the open hole.

  • The case and glass

    Scott Clandinin02/20/2018 at 05:42 0 comments

    25.5 hours, my largest print yet. Glad the power didn't go out!

    Once the frosted glass decal arrived I bought some clear acrylic and cut it to size. The finished result was pretty good.

    The acrylic was cut slightly too wide, so I tried cleaning it up without much success. I cut a fresh piece of acrylic and applied the other copy of the decal I ordered.

  • Initial Designs

    Scott Clandinin02/17/2018 at 04:35 0 comments

    I changed the original vision slightly by removing the option of doing an internet speed test. I decided I didn't want to deal with having to redesign and reprogram if the internet speed test API changed or went offline.

    For the frosted decal I used the website BannerBuzz with the image I designed.

    I designed the enclosure in Autodesk Fusion 360 to be 3D printed.

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