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ESP8266: "It don't come easy!"

Posted by: Dave Vandenbout in Blog Post 2 years, 10 months ago

Nobody ever accused Ringo of being the smartest Beatle, but he sure nailed that particular bit of philosophy: It don't come easy! Not only when singing the blues, but for pretty much everything else as well. I found that out first-hand. <<more...>>

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ESP8266: Let's Get Physical!

Posted by: Dave Vandenbout in Blog Post 2 years, 10 months ago

I've gone through a bunch of resources about the ESP8266 Wifi module and verified that I have a couple of working units, so now it's time to start using them with a ZPUino softcore processor running on a XuLA2 board. <<more...>>

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ESP8266 Is Alive!

Posted by: Dave Vandenbout in Blog Post 2 years, 10 months ago

In my last blog post, I listed a bunch of online resources for the low-cost ESP8266 Wifi module. Now I'll go over how I got the module up and running in my own lab. <<more...>>

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ESP8266 Resources

Posted by: Dave Vandenbout in Blog Post 2 years, 10 months ago

I received two ESP8266 Wifi modules in the mail yesterday. They cost a grand total of $10 and promise to make wireless interconnectivity cheap and easy with a simple serial interface. These guys got connectivity to a run-of-the-mill Wifi router at 366 meters using only the ESP8266's PCB antenna, so the performance looks good. <<more...>>

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