It's now time to create our Adafruit IO dashboard & control our modules from anywhere in the world.

The first step is to create a new dashboard at:

https://io.adafruit.com

If it is not done yet, create the feeds that we used in our project: temperature, humidity, and lamp.

Then, add a new 'Gauge' widget, and link it to the temperature feed. Do the same for humidity:

Then, create a 'toggle button' widget, and link it to the lamp feed:

Your dashboard is now ready to be used. If you followed all the instructions in this guide so far, you should see that the temperature & humidity gauges have already been updated, as the ESP8266 sensor module already sent data to Adafruit IO:

Finally, test the toggle button by clicking on it:

You should immediately see that the lamp (or the electrical device) connected to the PowerSwitch Tail is turning on. Simply click on the button again to switch it off.

Congratulations, you now learned the basics on how to build home automation modules with the ESP8266 & control them from anywhere with Adafruit IO!

This guide was first published on Jul 28, 2015. It was last updated on Jul 28, 2015.

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