Relay control from a web-page
For controlling the relay board from a web-page, open the esp8266-relay sketch with the Arduino-IDE and select “Tools->Wemos D1 R2 and Mini” in the boards-manager. Set “Flash Size” to 4M, “Upload Serial”, “80 MHz” CPU frequency and “921600” upload speed. The device connects to port “/dev/ttyUSB0” under Linux.
Next, enter your SSID and WLAN password to connect to your WLAN router.
// WiFi parameters const char* ssid = "SSID"; const char* password = "password";
For each relay channel, create an on/off switch for the UI. Remember that the ESP8266 pin numbering does not correspond to the labels printed on the WeMos board.
// Create UI rest.title("WeMos D1 Relay Control"); rest.button(5); // GPIO5 on ESP8266 is D1 rest.button(4); // GPIO4 on ESP8266 is D2
After uploading the sketch, push the reset button and open the serial monitor. It should display the IP address. Now you can disconnect the WeMos Mini from the USB port and connect the circuit using the breadboard power supply. (The circuit might draw more current than the allowed max. 500 mA on USB).
Now you can navigate with your browser to the WeMos Relay Webserver (just enter the IP address). You should see a web page containing four buttons for controlling the relay – nice!