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Hi everybody, People might have read the hackaday post describing the ESP8266. The ESP8266 is a really low price Wifi chip, which uses serial communication (just like the Wifly etc.) to connect to wifi. Although the CC3100 and CC3200 are the better chips, the ESP8266 main differentiating point is its ridiculous low price. I've ordered 8 for $3.50 each (aliexpress). It doesn't seem to support IPv6 out of the box, but there is an SDK, which might open future possibilities. I was thinking to make a library for energia to support the ESP8266. Anyone interested? Are there specific starting points to make this library usable? I am looking at two scenario's: - MQTT client - Relaying sensor data or control. - Web service - Returning a JSON object with sensor data. It would be nice to use the hooks of an ethernet library and only need to process strings/arrays of bytes. Edit: As this wifi dongle uses an UART, how do I create two UARTS on a G2553? Kind regards, Eelco Rouw
Just came across this promotion. A board house in China is offering five free boards for open source projects. They even pay shipping. http://www.electronics-lab.com/blog/?p=24003 The boards must be 1-2 layer Max 10x15cm size Seems to be a way for them to flesh out some areas on their site with some OpenSource boards. Some may be interested.