ESP8266: NodeMCU Dev Kit Review

Introduction I was very excited when the very same group that developed the NodeMcu Lua firmware announced their ESP8266 Dev board. I ordered one from Banggood and yesterday it arrived after more than a month. Quality The PCB seems to be well done. The silk screen …

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ESP8266: ESP-201 breakout board review

Today finally a new package from China arrived containing an ESP8266-ESP201 bought on aliexpress. I had ordered two pieces and each came in a little plastic bag and stuck in protective foam. The bag also contained a tiny antenna that can be plugged into the connector …

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ESP8266: Test board review

Recently a test board for the ESP8266 ESP-12 arrived. I ordered it on AliExpress and took several weeks to arrive. Since the description was really bad I had to reverse engineers the functions and pins: Pin layout of the test board As you can see the board …

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ESP8266: a good power supply is essential

While playing with the ESP8266-ESP01 board I had a lot of problems with random reboots. I had used the 3.3V power supply of my Seeeduino and apparently it could deliver enough power and forced the board to reboot. After a while I ordered one of …

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