Getting started with ESP8266 | AT Commands

Connecting the ESP8266 Wi-Fi module to PC and trying out some AT Commands.The ESP8266 is a low-cost Wi-Fi chip with full TCP/IP stack and microcontroller capability produced by Shanghai-based Chinese manufacturer, Espressif Systems. The chip first came to the attention of western makers in August 2014 with the ESP-01 module, made by a third-party manufacturer, AI-Thinker. This small module allows microcontrollers to connect to a Wi-Fi network and make simple TCP/IP connections using Hayes-style commands. However, at the time there was almost no English-language documentation on the chip and the…

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Getting Started with Smallest Arduino | Digispark AtTiny85

The Digispark is an Attiny85 based microcontroller development board similar to the Arduino line, only cheaper, smaller, and a bit less powerful. With a whole host of shields to extend its functionality and the ability to use the familiar Arduino IDE the Digispark is a great way to jump into electronics, or perfect for when an Arduino is too big or too much. Specs: Support for the Arduino IDE 1.0+ (OSX/Win/Linux) Power via USB or External Source – 5v or 7-35v (12v or less recommended, automatic selection) On-board 500ma 5V…

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