ESP8266: Arduino compatible $5 MCU with WiFi

This is the 1st part of a series of 3 posts on the new ESP8266 microcontroller I only talk about a bare handful of new boards because most of them don’t pass my test: whether they’ll let me do something today that I couldn’t do yesterday. But every once in a while a new board, or a chip, comes along that makes me sit up in my chair. The ESP8266 is one of those, and the things that make it interesting is tha ...

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