IoT : Encounter with ESP8266-201 Module

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Agnel Waghela:

Lets build something by integrating Android app with Arduino for home control.

Originally posted on Break-Make-Invent:

Came to know about new module called ESP8266-201 for IoT experiments , when Heramb MakerLab arranged one session with one of the makers ( Hemant worked in Tieto) on IoT.

It sounds like good Rs. 500 investment for experimenting and learning this new IoT module. I ordered immediately following two items online from one of the vendors on Lamington Road, Mumbai :

  1. ESP8266 ESP-201 WiFi board with full I/O and PCB antenna  : This is actual module which needs to be programmed as a controller along with thing to communicate with internet or home network.
  2. FT232RL Based High Quality USB to TTL Module : This is module for loading the program into ESP module. It can also provide initial power for ESP module during prototyping phase.

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For running first program on ESP module, you would need following additional hardware :

  • LED
  • Resistor – 220 ohm
  • Jumper wires

By the time…

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