[nSLUG] ESP8266 source

Dop Ganger nslug at fop.ns.ca
Tue Mar 1 19:29:54 AST 2016


For anyone interested in the Arduino talk at Halifax Library on the 15th, 
Home Depot have 2 packs of "ECO plugs WIFI controlled outlet" on sale for 
$28. Disassembling them shows there is an ESP8266 in there, and tack 
soldering rx and tx and shorting gpio0 to ground allowed me to blow the 
NodeMCU lua firmware on it. This will also allow the Arduino firmware to 
be blown in.

These are probably about the cheapest way to get an ESP8266 with power 
source (and not just that, but genuinely FCC rated too). There's space 
inside the shell for extra components such as an Arduino Trinket as well.

Cheers... Dop.


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