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Getting started with breadboard power supplies
15 October 2018
Breadboard power supplies are easy-to-use, companion modules which provide regulated voltage to the power rails of solderless breadboards. They are both easy to use and extremely useful for fast, efficient breadboard prototyping of micro-electronic projects.
Using the Arduino IDE to program the ESP8266
12 October 2018
After several steps of preparation, the ESP8266 can finally be programmed. Fortunately this step has been made fairly simple by using, what is a familiar platform for many, the Adruino IDE. This post will show how to upload a few variations of the basic Blink sketch to an ESP-01 together with the wiring of LEDs.
Adding the ESP8266 board to the Arduino IDE
22 June 2018
The ESP8266 community created an add-on for the Arduino IDE that allows Arduino-like (C or C++) programming to be uploaded/flashed as software for the ESP8266 microcontroller.
The FTDI USB to TTL serial converter module
5 June 2018
The FTDI USB to TTL serial converter module is an UART (universal asynchronous receiver-transmitter) board used for TTL serial communication. It is a breakout board for the FTDI FT232R chip with an USB interface, can use 3.3 or 5 V DC and has Tx/Rx and other breakout points.
Introducing the inexpensive ESP-01 Wi-Fi module
19 December 2017 | Updated 5 June 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.
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