Project in progress
myWiFi Information Station

myWiFi Information Station © GPL3+

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

  • 2,739 views
  • 2 comments
  • 9 respects

Components and supplies

Apps and online services

About this project

Description

A take on the classic https://computerpowertest.blogspot.ca/

A 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 speeds.

I don't know how I've lived this long without it.

Initial Designs

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.

The case and glass

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.

Putting it all together

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.

Code

Schematics

Diagram
20180213 175635 kzycs4zxwp

Comments

Similar projects you might like

Personal Weather Station (Arduino+ ESP8266 + Thingspeak)

Project tutorial by Jayraj Desai

  • 51,539 views
  • 32 comments
  • 107 respects

$10 Portable Arduino Weather Station (AWS)

Project tutorial by Prajjwal Nag

  • 31,658 views
  • 6 comments
  • 59 respects

Micro Soldering Station

Project tutorial by Paulo Bruckmann

  • 14,379 views
  • 13 comments
  • 44 respects

Remote & Base Sensor Station - Now with IoT!

Project showcase by vapor83

  • 2,571 views
  • 2 comments
  • 10 respects

Rube Goldberg Weather Station with Internet Data Storage

Project in progress by randtekk

  • 6,027 views
  • 6 comments
  • 40 respects

Weather Station with Thingspeak

Project showcase by Tittiamo

  • 3,013 views
  • 2 comments
  • 6 respects
Add projectSign up / Login