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

Phillip Pearson pp at myelin.co.nz
Tue Jan 27 08:39:58 UTC 2015


You can get better pricing on Aliexpress... $2.58 each or better if
you're ordering 5+ at a time.

Note that there are multiple versions.  ESP-01 is probably what you
want for messing around and prototyping, because it has a 2x4 pin
header that exposes the critical pins.  ESP-03 is better if you're
developing software to run on the board itself, because it exposes a
whole bunch more GPIO pins, but it's a surface mount module, so
requires some slightly fiddly soldering if you don't already have a
PCB to mount it on.  (I'm going to whip up a breakout board for it at
some point though, so if anyone's super interested in ESP-03, let me
know, and I'll prioritize that.)

Cheers,
Phil

On Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 11:51 PM, Patrick O'Doherty <p at trickod.com> wrote:
> I've been curious to pick up a few of these. I'll put my name down for
> 4. Torrie's recent runlevel idea has be thinking of ways to apply it to
> the space and my apartment and I think these would be neat little
> devices to implement it with.
>
> p
>
> 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.
>>
>> --Casey
>>
>>
>> 1:
>> http://www.ebay.com/itm/Good-ESP8266-Serial-Wireless-WIFI-Transceiver-Module-Send-Receive-ESP-12-/381093537119
>>
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