Robot platform for future development

Over the last weeks, I was building a moving robot platform with OpenBeam aluminum profiles from https://www.chartup.com. The platform should serve as a base for future development with the Raspberry Pi and OpenCV. Therefore I got a nice OpenBeam kit with different aluminum profile lengths. For the fixture, I’m using the metal brackets from the kit … Read more Robot platform for future development

ESP8266 Ai-Thinker ESP-12 library for Eagle

I started working on a little ESP8266 project again. This time with an ESP-12 module from Ai-Thinker. Therefore I created a new part in Eagle after the specifications from Ai-Thinker (Technical Specifications). My purchased module has a slightly different silkscreen as shown in the document. On my module GPIO4 and GPIO5 are swapped and pin … Read more ESP8266 Ai-Thinker ESP-12 library for Eagle

Getting NodeMCU running on an ESP-01 module in 2016

Introduction I tried to install NodeMCU on an ESP8266 with the help of my article from January 2015 but I had some problems to do so. So I write a new article with a new approach, which works today. I also try to provide all new information in English, because my site statistics say most … Read more Getting NodeMCU running on an ESP-01 module in 2016

Running LUA scripts on ESP8266 with NodeMCU

In our last NodeMCU post, we covered the installation of NodeMCU on our ESP8266 board. Now we can start to load full LUA script files onto the ESP8266. How you can do this, will be shown on a quick example. Needed software You need a terminal software to communicate via the serial interface of the … Read more Running LUA scripts on ESP8266 with NodeMCU

NodeMcu on ESP8266 (ESP-01 Modul)

Here you can find the new post from 2016 A little instruction on how to flash NodeMCU on your ESP-01 module. Then you can run LUA code on your ESP8266. Hardware needed: ESP-01 module FTDI UM232R as USB-to-serial adapter (or a compatible adapter) Software needed: Git Python 2 Hterm (or any software to view serial … Read more NodeMcu on ESP8266 (ESP-01 Modul)