ESP8266 microcontroller first impressions

ESP8266 is a chinese microcontroller that I discovered few weeks ago thanks to @jordibinefa, and their highlights are that the ESP8266 is a LUA programmed, ultra low cost, fast, 32 bits and WiFi enabled microcontroller.

The specs of the ESP8266:

After some days playing with it, I must say that is a great Arduino alternative, especially if you need a lot of raw power and on-borad WiFi capabilities.

The most common board that uses the ESP8266 is the ESP-12, and you can also buy the ES8266 with a programable USB board (like nodeMCU) to work like an Arduino.

esp8266 board

ESP8266 board

 

There is a great website from Neil Kolban that have a very interesting free book about ESP8266

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