[nSLUG] ESP8266 source

Oliver Doepner odoepner at gmail.com
Wed Mar 2 20:40:41 AST 2016


In case anyone is wondering what and when the Arduino workshop is:
https://www.reddit.com/r/halifax/comments/48dekr/free_arduino_for_coders_workshop_central_library/

On Tue, Mar 1, 2016 at 7:29 PM, Dop Ganger <nslug at fop.ns.ca> wrote:

> 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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