Add Internet to your next project with an adorable, bite-sized WiFi microcontroller, at a price you like! This module contains an ESP8285, which is an ESP8266 processor with 1MB of FLASH memory already built in. You can use it just like an ESP8266, it’s the same processor and WiFi. 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.
Because the ESP8286 contains the FLASH memory inside the chip, the modules that use it are much smaller and a little less expensive too. The only trade off is you don’t get a full 4MB like our ESP8266 SMT module.
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.
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