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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
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
Understanding the digital read pin on a microcontroller
Understanding the digital read pin on a microcontroller
6 July 2017
Understanding the digital read pin on a microcontroller explores the similarities of digital readings in order to give the DIY hobbyist a better grasp on their usage in projects. Read more...
Collections(s): Arduino, ESP Microcontrollers, Microelectronics, Raspberry Pi
Tagged with digital read, introduction, microcontrollers
Installing the Arduino IDE on a Raspberry Pi 3
Installing the Arduino IDE on a Raspberry Pi 3
1 July 2017
The Arduino IDE is available for all the major operating systems, but this post will show how to install it on a Raspberry Pi 3 running Raspbian Jessie. Read more...
Collections(s): Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Software
Tagged with Arduino, Arduino IDE, Arduino programming language, IDE, Linux, Linux software, Raspberry Pi, Raspberry Pi software, Raspbian, Raspbian Jessie, free software, getting started, microcontrollers, programming, programming software, software
ESP-32 development boards for Wi-Fi communication
ESP-32 development boards for Wi-Fi communication
25 June 2017 | Updated 26 June 2017
The ESP-32 microcontroller development board, or simply the ESP-32, is a relatively small, low power, easily obtainable, complete and breadboard-friendly microcontroller board, with build-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Read more...
Collections(s): ESP Microcontrollers, Home Automation, Home Security, Microelectronics
Tagged with Arduino programming language, Bluetooth, Bluetooth modules, ESP, ESP32, GPIO, Micro-B USB, Wi-Fi modules, YouTube, digital read, digital write, introduction, microcontrollers, specs, videos, wi-fi, wireless communication