MEET THE ARDUINO KILLER: ESP8266

Wi-Fi is an essential bit of kit for any Internet of Things (IoT) DIY projects, but our favorite Arduino doesn’t come with Wi-Fi, and adding in a Wi-Fi shield can bring the total cost to around $40. What if I told you a there’s an Arduino-compatible dev board with built-in Wi-Fi for less than $10? Well, there is. Meet the Arduino Killer: ESP8266. It was only a matter of time before the crown was stolen from the shiny head of our dear Arduino development board. Is it possible to fall in love with a circuit board? Catchy names aside, the ESP8266 (also known as NodeMCU) was originally marketed as a   Read More…