ESP8266: NodeMCU Motor Shield Review

If you want to engage with your ESP8266 into robotics there is now an almost ready-to-go solution: the NodeMCU Motor Shield. If my research is correct then it [...]

ESP8266 contribution from Zurich to #FIFAgate: At least data is not corrupt!

I recently discovered the Node Red tool and almost immediately fell in love. I was about to write something like that myself when I found out about it and so [...]

ESP8266 Projects: Internet Connected WeatherStation with beautiful icons

Since I learned how to create pictures and display them on these wonderful OLED displays I wanted to build something useful with it. Once you know about [...]

ESP8266, NodeMCU: how to create xbm images for displaying on OLED 128×64 I2C Displays

Do you know these wonderfully cheap SSD1306 based OLED displays with the crispy display? For a while now the NodeMCU Lua firmware for the ESP8266 supports [...]

ESP8266 module comparison: ESP-01, ESP-05, ESP-12, ESP-201, Test Board and NodeMCU

In this post I will guide you through the jungle of available modules based on the ESP8266. This is not a complete list of available modules but a selection [...]

ESP8266: ESP-201 breakout board review

Today finally a new package from China arrived containing an ESP8266-ESP201 bought on aliexpress. I had ordered two pieces and each came in a little [...]

ESP8266, Arduino, Raspberry Pi: introduction to IoT hardware

Checkout my presentation about [...]

ESP8266 with web update: NodeLua, a like ESP8266 firmware

The ESP8266 chip is really something: cheap and with its Wifi interface capable for Internet-of-Things tasks. You can get boards on Aliexpress for as little [...]

ESP8266: Internet connected baby nightlight for less than $10

A while ago a wanted to build one of those nightlights for my daughter that tell her when to sleep and when to call for the parents: an orange light behind [...]