ESP Cookbook Goes Beyond Chips and DIPs

Are you putting ESP8266s in all your projects these days, whether they need one or not? We don’t blame you. These boards are cheap, tiny, oh and they have WiFi.

If you want to spend less time writing code and more time blinking RGB LEDs over Wi-Fi, then check out this ESP cookbook over on IO. [Turo Heikkinen] and team are writing a soup-to-nuts guide to these darlings of IoT. The cookbook leads off with pinouts and networking (of course) before moving into more intricate recipes involving popular sensors and displays.

This cookbook is funny, it’s helpful, and it’s really well-organized. We love that they used the details section to create a linked table of contents. The links all drive to a specific Instructions page where each group of code snippets and explanations can be found. It’s still a work in progress, so you might want to follow it for updates. We have a feeling they’re going to expand the dessert section next.

Love the ESP8266, but hate programming them in that wonky form factor? Here’s a handy programming jig you can build.

13 thoughts on “ESP Cookbook Goes Beyond Chips and DIPs

  1. “Are you putting ESP8266s in all your projects these days, whether they need one or not? We don’t blame you. These boards are cheap, tiny, oh and they have WiFi.”

    Put them in all the servers HaD uses. Don’t forget to make it internet accessible.

  2. I love the ESP chip I find myself using that more then anything else these days. Its cheap and powerful. I prefer to get the Wemos boards though because they are super easy to get going quick and almost as cheap as an ESP by itself. You can get a Wemos D1 Mini for under $3.50 on ebay! What a steal!

    1. I love the Wemos D1 (the big one) for prototyping and testing ideas. Once the code is solid, I upload it to bare ESP8266 modules with the minimum of support circuitry.

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