First Steps with the LinkIt 7697

The LinkIt 7697 is a development board equipped with the MT7697 from MediaTek and at first glance it looks a bit like a twin of the ESP32. It comes with Bluetooth Low Energy, has a WiFi module and plenty of RAM (compared to the ESP8266) …

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ESP8266 Arduino IDE Alternative: Platformio

The Arduino IDE is a good choice for a beginner to get into the world of small embedded devices. Feedback that I got from Weather Station Users indicates that the ESP8266 attracts many hobbyists to the IoT field that before had little experience with programming …

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