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

Phillip Pearson pp at myelin.co.nz
Tue Jan 27 17:35:30 UTC 2015


Ooh, the ESP-12 looks good for hacking with.  2mm spaced holes that
*just* won't fit on a breadboard, but look like they should be easy to
solder to.  Looks great!

Cheers,
Phil

On Tue, Jan 27, 2015 at 8:56 AM, Casey Callendrello <c1 at caseyc.net> wrote:
> 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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