Cheap WiFi solution based on ESP8266 and ATmega328

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tekmanro
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Cheap WiFi solution based on ESP8266 and ATmega328

Post by tekmanro » Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:41 pm

Hi,

I recently got to play a bit with an ESP8266, and I think it's a great little device, and goes great with an arduino.

If you'd take a < $4 ESP8266 and slap it on a board with a < $2 Arduino Pro Mini clone... that would be the killer combo at the right price; enough to spark the fun of WiFi enabled gadgets for the masses.

We're hurting for a cost-effective WiFi solution - I resorted to using a full-blown Raspberry Pi Model A + USB WiFi for a simple light / rain / temp / humidity sensor solution because that was simply the cheapest option available.

Thanks!

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Re: Cheap WiFi solution based on ESP8266 and ATmega328

Post by ds18s20 » Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:31 am

Totally agree; ESP8266 is a game changer!

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Re: Cheap WiFi solution based on ESP8266 and ATmega328

Post by Mee_n_Mac » Sun Nov 23, 2014 4:01 pm

Fine for a casual user but last I knew the ESP8266 lacked FCC certification.

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