A little aside

Some testing of 40 ESP-01 processors – all sending MQTT data data back to a database, powered by a 20 amp power supply. Just two more of the same to go. Of interest to those struggling with ESP-01 – I normally have a 3v3 supply on board but this time…

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EMW3265 ESP8266 KILLER

Erm, no, though you might think so by this headline..  https://hackaday.com/2015/07/13/new-part-day-the-esp8266-killer Read the comments – the $5 ESP8266 – where?  $2 ESP8266 more like it – less, even – http://goo.gl/VB0V9K There’s even a claim that this new single-source board (Seeed Studio) has MORE memory – well at least one variation…

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Automatic Router Selection for ESP8266

I wonder if anyone who has done this can help.  As most of you know, I program my ESP8266 devices in C.  I’ve been having some issues with weak signal recently and it would be really nice to have a list of acceptable access points and their passwords – and…

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ESP8266 Remote Access

Notice I titled that remote access as against remote programming – but that’s part of it. Years ago, having gotten sick and tired of dismantling my home control Arduinos just to upgrade the code, I purchased a couple of small units from China which I’ve just thrown in the bin.  …

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ESP8266 RAM

I recently put out a question about the RAM in the ESP8266. In a typical compile, for me I might see… Sections:Idx Name Size VMA LMA File off Algn0 .data 00000894 3ffe8000 3ffe8000 000000e0 2**4CONTENTS, ALLOC, LOAD, DATA1 .rodata 0000275c 3ffe88a0 3ffe88a0 00000980 2**4CONTENTS, ALLOC, LOAD, READONLY, DATA3 .bss 00009a80…

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BASIC for ESP8266

Don’t get me wrong, we don’t yet have a fully working interpreter, but a link appeared on my ESP8266WIFI Facebook page thanks to Michael Molinari this morning and I thought I’d give it a whirl. http://esp8266basic.com/ I grabbed the Windows loader (Windows 10 put up a SEVERE warning about this…

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RGB versus HSV

In implementing my own home control solution which you’ll find in this blog “home control 2015” the software has been and remains a work in progress – mainly because I keep finding bugs and adding new features.  I’m fairly confident that most of the bugs that have plagued me over…

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Driving me NUTS

This has been driving me mad and I’ve only just found the answer – thanks to some clues people have given me – but as many of the responses were wrong – you might well find this interesting. I have a an array of 180 bytes – for 60 serial…

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EasyTransfer for ESP8266

I’m going to describe here the transmitting side of the EasyTransfer system as used in Arduino – the reason I did this was because I wanted to ship a bunch of binary data from the ESP8266 to the Arduino where I have a nice little wall mounted LCD display –…

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