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Adafruit HUZZAH ESP8266 Breakout

SKU: ADA2471

$19.00 AUD, inc GST
$17.27 AUD, exc GST

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Adafruit HUZZAH ESP8266 Breakout
19 AUD

SKU: ADA2471

$19.00 AUD, inc GST
$17.27 AUD, exc GST
3 reviews 0 5 5
In stock, ships today if ordered before 2PM
Delivered by Fri, 18th of Aug

Add Internet to your next project with an adorable, bite-sized WiFi microcontroller, at a price you like! The ESP8266 processor from Espressif is an 80 MHz microcontroller with a full WiFi front-end (both as client and access point) and TCP/IP stack with DNS support as well. While this chip has been very popular, its also been very difficult to use. Most of the low cost modules are not breadboard friendly, don't have an onboard 500mA 3.3V regulator or level shifting, and aren't CE or FCC emitter certified....UNTIL NOW!

The Adafruit HUZZAH ESP8266 breakout is what we designed to make working with this chip super easy and a lot of fun. We took a certified module with an onboard antenna, and plenty of pins, and soldered it onto our designed breakout PCBs. We added in:

  • Reset button,
  • User button that can also put the chip into bootloading mode,
  • Red LED you can blink,
  • Level shifting on the UART and reset pin,
  • 3.3V out, 500mA regulator (you'll want to assume the ESP8266 can draw up to 250mA so budget accordingly)
  • Two diode-protected power inputs (one for a USB cable, another for a battery)

Two parallel, breadboard-friendly breakouts on either side give you access to:

  • 1 x Analog input (1.8V max)
  • 9 x GPIO (3.3V logic), which can also be used for I2C or SPI
  • 2 x UART pins
  • 2 x 3-6V power inputs, reset, enable, LDO-disable, 3.3V output

One breakout at the end has an "FTDI" pinout so you can plug in an FTDI or console cable to upload software and read/write debugging information via the UART. When you're done with your coding, remove the cable, and this little module can be embeded into your project box.

Each module comes pre-loaded with NodeMCU's Lua interpreter (NodeMCU 0.9.5 build 20150318 / Lua 5.1.4 to be specific), you can run commands, and 'save' Lua programs directly to the module's Flash using a USB-Serial converter cable. But, if you'd like, you can skip Lua and go direct to using the Arduino IDE. Once you download the ESP8266 core, you can treat it just like a microcontroller+WiFi board, no other processors needed!

Each order comes with one assembled and tested HUZZAH ESP8266 breakout board, and a stick of 0.1" header that you can solder on and plug the breakout into a breadboard. A soldering iron and solder are required for that, and aren't included. Solderless breadboard also not included. You'll really want a USB-serial cable such as a USB console cable (good for Windows, not suggested for MacOSX users),  FTDI Friend (great for any OS), or FTDI cable (great for any OS)  to upload software to the HUZZAH ESP8266! Our essential tutorial has wiring, pinouts, assembly, downloads, and more!

 

Technical Details

You may get a blue or black module, they are identical.

Datasheets, PCB CAD files and Fritzing objects available in the tutorial downloads page.

Revision history: as of May 15, 2016 we have changed the power supply to run from a 6V DC max rather than 12V. At 12V the power supply would overheat anyways!

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Documentation and Resources:
  • How to use an ESP8266 in the Arduino IDE
  • In August of 2014 Shanghai-based chip manufacturer, Espressif, released a ultra-cheap Serial to Wi-Fi chip called the ESP-01. At the heart of the ESP01 was an ESP8266 chip broken out into the 8 pins needed to program it via a microcontroller. You cou...
  • The Maker Revolution
  • The Maker Revolution celebrates the creation of new devices and the modification of existing ones - the transition from a consumer buying goods to eventually having a major part in their creation. The Maker Revolution places strong emphasis on free (...

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Customer Reviews

  1. Review by Edward verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Requires bit more work but handy dependent on the purpose of use. (Posted on 7/06/2017)

  2. Review by Peter verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Great board - good to have the USB port for programming and debugging but still have a nice small form factor for housing in the final product. No need for messing around with FTDI boards and jumper wires! (Posted on 20/04/2017)

  3. Review by David verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Very handy little micro controller given great price (although exchange rate seems to have pushed it up a bit recently).

    Works really well with MicroPython making it really simple to program. (Posted on 18/01/2017)

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