This isn’t really a ‘projects made with Blynk,’ but I didn’t know where to put it.
I just wanted to throw this out there- especially for people who have only done fairly simple projects with Arduino’s and ESP’s and mostly using Arduino IDE- try out Blynk on a Raspberry Pi.
I sure as hell don’t really know what I’m doing yet, but it’s a huge breath of fresh air.
There are tons of cool libraries out there via NPM- they’re easy to install and update… It’s so much better than going through the Arduino IDE. And it’s a hell of a lot easier to update your Blynk library through NPM vs having to re-upload a sketch on an ESP that has been running something for the last 8 months straight and knowing something is going to break.
Editing code wirelessly. Yeah, it’s not too difficult to code Arduinos/Esp’s wirelessly, but changing a RPI script is like opening the hood of your car. You just… open the file that’s on the Rpi, edit it, save, and you’re done. You can see which file you’re currently running (for those of you with dozens of updates on your Arduinos and you can’t remember which .ino you uploaded last/which is currently running on it). And most importantly, you’re doing all of this across the room from your Rpi. Maybe across the city via ssh.
Git. Getting git set up and using it for my Arduino / Esp projects has just been kind of a pain in the ass for whatever reason. Maybe it’s because keeping track of libraries you use in a project is such a PIA with the arduino IDE, or something, but switching to an RPI makes using something like Github ridiculously easy.
Blynk- Obviously, I want to tie this back to Blynk… but the blynk library install is super quick. You can also quickly check if you’re connecting to the Blynk server via the script that is installed with the library. It’s awesome.
End of rant. Point is, if you haven’t tried it yet, take a day to mess around with it.