This tutorial will describe helper functions as part of automation in EasyIoT server. With helper functions you can access to EasyIoT server internal structure, trigger events and hook events.
In this tutorial we will show how to build WiFi touch screen thermostat. ESP8266 WiFi touch screen thermostat is example of complex sensor build by ESP8266 EasyIoT Arduino library. We will use Arduino Mega 2560 and TFT 3.2" touch screen display. You will be able to access and control thermostat securely from remote locations. Thermostat will also show some additional data, like outdoor temperature, air pressure and weather forecast.
This tutorial will explain basics of EasyIoT server automation. Sometimes we want to automate functions in EasyIoT server. For example we want to get SMS alarm if water leak occurs or get Email notification if some event occurs, do more actions if we press one button or execute specific commands on predefined time schedule.