esp8266 Annual Awards

esp8266.comJust a note to say THANK YOU to everyone who voted for the Nextion Wifi Touch Display over at in their first annual competition.  I just found out this morning that we won second prize, beaten to the top only by the excellent esp8266 Basic Interpreter – a great tool which will help get beginners up and running with ESP8266 chips.

And this is not the end of this project as the board has proven to be quite useful so we have another iteration on the way soon with an RGB LED as the general indicator and spacing for mounting a DHT11/22 as well as the normal Dallas temperature chip – neatly merging the board into the home control 2016 project.

So once again thanks to those who took the time to vote – quite made my day.

Nextion WIFI Touch Display


19 thoughts on “esp8266 Annual Awards

  1. i’m happy for you!
    and waiting for version 2.0, which seems perfect for my project of a remote manageable thermostat 😀

    1. It comes in spurts. Sometimes I have to try really hard, other times it’s all just there in my head:-)

  2. well done for a silver, gold next year!
    just getting to grips with my Nextion so may be your board might be the next step.

  3. You doing right things right way. And You are paving the way for others.
    With relevant results.
    Hope you have enough time to charge your own battery. 🙂

  4. Hi Peter
    I knew you were onto a winner.
    Your board has a lot of surface mount components. I find DIY SMD almost impossible.
    Do you have a SMD workstation or do you have a Hackitt & Bodgitt method that you could share?

    1. So – surface mount. We deliberately did NOT use the smallest components. All you need is a steady hand, fine solder and a thin bit on the soldering iron. Really that’s all there is to it. I would not DREAM of doing the smaller chips this way – but on this little board you have quiet a big regulator and a handful of do-able resistors and caps. Oh and you need tweezers – not the ones you use for extracting things out of hands – must by nice quality. AT LEAST 50p from China. So – for resistors and caps I solder a blob on one side of board, slide the component in with pliers while the iron is keeping the pad melted… the other side is easy. For the ESP-12 – put in place, put solder at junction, heat with iron. Doddle.

      Oh and I NEVER use that environmentally friendly flux-free masochist solder – just ordinary fine solder.

  5. Congratulations Pete

    It’s Maker Faire UK this weekend (23/24 April) are you going?

    If you are I’ll be on the Maker Space stand

    1. Hope it’s a great event Tony – my best wishes to all. Currently setting up here in Spain for the summer.

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