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Community Corner – January 16, 2014: The Featured Projects from this Week


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This week in our Community, David Fowler proved that sometimes the simplest projects are the best. Watch him demonstrate a simple wireless induction here!

Simples wireless induction. just one battery, a transistor, two coils and some LEDs!! 🙂 (read more)


Featured Community Project from the Adafruit Blog

Thisoldgeek ESP8266 Weather Display

Thanks to Bob for sharing his great weather display project on Show and Tell! Read more about it on his blog here.

The ESP8266 (AKA Wi07C) is a cheap (less than $10), tiny WiFi module that can be hooked up to any micro-controller that can feed it Serial (UART) commands. You can use this module to send data to or receive data from web sites. This puppy is cheap, but capable!

Currently (as of Nov 15, 2014), there are at least 3 versions of the ESP8266 being sold. The hardware wiki at ESP8266-Wiki has details. I got mine from adafruit. Why? Adafruit offers a curated collection of products. They’re either superior products designed by ladyada herself, or vetted outside products that are the current best available. So, I knew I was getting latest model of the ESP8266 which allows modifying the baud rate. When I got my modules from adafruit, the packing bag was labelled “fw 0.9.2.2″. Good to know. (read more)


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