In this first introduction to the ESP8266 I will show you what this 5$ wifi board can do and how to handle it properly.
Step 1: Watch the Video!
The video gives you a pretty good idea about what the ESP8266 is and how to handle it. But here I will provide you with some additional info about this board.
Step 2: Where to Buy It?
Step 3: Useful Sites!
Here is a list of useful sites which can help you when you work with this board:
Datasheet (english): http://defcon-cc.dyndns.org/wiki/ESP8266#Update
Step 4: Awesome Projects!
Here is a list with awesome projects which involves the ESP8266:
Weather station: http://zeflo.com/2014/esp8266-weather-display/
Email notifier: http://hackaday.com/2014/11/03/checking-email-wit...
Online LED dimmer:https://github.com/imjosh/espLedDimmer
Step 5: Make Your Own Projects!
I will definitely find a good project for this little board in the futute. And I hope that so do you.
Feel free to check out my Youtube channel for more awesome projects:
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