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23 February 2018
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Introducing the inexpensive ESP-01 Wi-Fi module
Introducing the inexpensive ESP-01 Wi-Fi module
19 December 2017 | Updated 15 January 2018
The ESP-01 is a popular, inexpensive microcontroller board with built-in Wi-Fi. It makes use of the, now, widely used ESP8266 microcontroller chip. Read more...
Collections(s): ESP Microcontrollers, Microelectronics
Tagged with Arduino IDE, ESP, ESP-01, ESP8266, FTDI USB/UART module, Lua, NodeMCU, Wi-Fi modules, home web server, introduction, microcontrollers, wi-fi, wireless communication
ESP8266 5V Wi-Fi relay switch modules
ESP8266 5V Wi-Fi relay switch modules
6 December 2017 | Updated 1 January 2018
As the the name implies, ESP8266 5V Wi-Fi relay switch modules are Wi-Fi enabled, relay power switches. The module also includes a detachable ESP8266 micro-controller board. The main function of these boards are to be used as wireless power switches accessible from Smartphones. Read more...
Collections(s): ESP Microcontrollers, Microelectronics
Tagged with ESP-01, ESP8266, ESP8266 5V Wi-Fi Relay Switch Modules, EasyTCP, FTDI USB/UART module, Relay Modules, Switches, apps, relays, specs, wi-fi, wireless switches
Reviewing a 10 Watt LED integrated tube light
Reviewing a 10 Watt LED integrated tube light
11 October 2017
I recently obtained two so-called LED Series One T8 tubes and thought I would share my thoughts with you on a blog entry. I originally obtained the 'LED Series One T8' in an attempt to add more light while filming my YouTube videos. Although the results were undesirable, I thought to write something about it here. Read more...
Collections(s): Blog, Home Security, Microelectronics
Tagged with lighting, review, specs, videos
Using the Autodesk EAGLE free version for electronic hobbyists
Using the Autodesk EAGLE free version for electronic hobbyists
2 October 2017
Autodesk EAGLE is a PC software package that designs printed circuit boards (PCB). It contains a complete set of PCB layout and schematic editing tools, library content and community-driven features. Read more...
Collections(s): Blog, Microelectronics
Tagged with Autodesk EAGLE, Linux software, PCB, PCB design, PCB design software, Windows software, free software, software
Connecting the ESP-01 module to a breadboard and FTDI programmer
Connecting the ESP-01 module to a breadboard and FTDI programmer
12 September 2017 | Updated 11 January 2018
When compared to other microcontroller boards (e.g. the Arduinos), the ESP8266 is slightly more complex to hook up to a serial port for programming. This post will show how to connect the ESP-01 module to a breadboard and FTDI programmer for 'flashing' purposes. Read more...
Collections(s): ESP Microcontrollers, Microelectronics
Tagged with Bluetooth, Bluetooth modules, ESP-01, ESP8266, FTDI USB/UART module, Wi-Fi modules, getting started, microcontrollers, wi-fi, wireless communication