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

Casey Callendrello c1 at caseyc.net
Tue Jan 27 16:56:44 UTC 2015


Phil,
Thanks for weighing in! I was intending on getting the ESP-12, which
exposes all the pins. Is there a reason to pick the ESP-1 over that? It
does seem that it has non-standard pin spacing.
-c



On 1/27/15 12:39 AM, Phillip Pearson wrote:
> 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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