Confused on which ESP to buy..!!

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  1. utilityhacker

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    Hello all. I'm planning to buy the esp8266 wifi module but there are a lot of versions out there and i cant decide which one to buy. Also to program the esp I have to buy a usb to TTL converter module and I can't decide which one to buy either, since there are a lot of them as well. I would really like to have some suggestions on this one.
     
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  4. utilityhacker

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    That is of great help. Thankyou!


    Thanks for providing the link. At the end of the page i found another link to esp8266 wiki And found this Image
    I think i will go with the ESP-12 since it has more gpio and costs roughly around same as ESP-01


    IoT_WiFi_Comparison_esp8266_cc3300.png
     
  5. OBW0549

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    I got a couple of those Huzzah ESP8266 modules from Adafruit, along with some ESP-01 modules; I'm eager to start playing with them.

    There's also this, which I haven't looked into yet: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/13231

    The ESP8266 has developed quite a following and there is a ton of info on the web. Here are some links I've found:

    http://www.esp8266.com/
    https://www.adafruit.com/product/2471
    http://www.instructables.com/id/An-inexpensive-IoT-enabler-using-ESP8266/?ALLSTEPS
    http://makezine.com/2015/04/01/esp8266-5-microcontroller-wi-fi-now-arduino-compatible/
    http://makezine.com/2015/04/01/installing-building-arduino-sketch-5-microcontroller/
    http://nodemcu.com/index_en.html
    http://forum.allaboutcircuits.com/threads/water-level-monitoring-through-wi-fi.110101/
    http://www.embedded.com/design/connectivity/4439644/Using-an-embedded-Web-server
    http://fab.cba.mit.edu/classes/863.14/tutorials/Programming/serialwifi.html
    https://nurdspace.nl/ESP8266
    https://github.com/esp8266/Arduino/releases
    https://forums.adafruit.com/viewtopic.php?f=53&t=74263
    https://forums.adafruit.com/viewtopic.php?f=53&t=73347
    https://forums.adafruit.com/viewtopic.php?f=53&t=73409
    http://jumpwire.io/?gclid=CjwKEAjww...8yCL7ra1IyPuYRZlePUHqrC7xOLqGfqTMiRoCy0Hw_wcB
    https://github.com/esp8266/esp8266-wiki/wiki
    https://www.openhomeautomation.net/getting-started-esp8266/
    http://www.electrodragon.com/w/ESP8266
    http://wiki.iteadstudio.com/ESP8266_Serial_WIFI_Module
    http://iot-playground.com/2-uncategorised/41-esp8266-ds18b20-temperature-sensor-arduino-ide
    http://randomnerdtutorials.com/esp8266-web-server/
     
  6. mcgyvr

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    Seen any with the FTDI chip/mini USB and ESP8266 all on one board?
    If not I may have to whip some up..
     
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    Not so far.

    I can't imagine that would be very hard to do. I keep a stock of FTDI serial adapter cables (such as https://www.adafruit.com/products/70) on hand to deal with stuff like this.
     
  8. mcgyvr

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    yes.. simple
    I'd just like a 1 board solution that I can plug right in and go to town..
    Now to just find time between work and my "honey do list".... happy wife..happy life
     
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