[Noisebridge-discuss] ESP8266 - $5 wifi module w/ GPIO, Lua firmware, etc. - Group Order?

Andy Isaacson adi at hexapodia.org
Tue Jan 27 07:28:33 UTC 2015


On Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 10:47:04PM -0800, Casey Callendrello wrote:
> Hey,
> Anyone been following the ESP8266 thing? It looks awesome - a 3.3v
> 802.11n-talking module for like $5. People discovered it has a pretty
> useful general purpose µc on it already, so they built a Lua firmware
> for it.
> 
> The specs are at https://nurdspace.nl/ESP8266 and
> 
> I was gonna do an order for a few, and if anyone wants to join in, I'll
> happily pool an order. The best price is currently $4.36[1] from eBay,
> and it takes a few weeks to arrive. If anyone has a preferred supplier,
> then I'm all ears.

Pretty cool, I'd like 4.

A similar concept is the new Photon from spark.io but it's $20 each and
not shipping until May or so...

-andy


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