“Ouija” ESP8266 Programmer Planchette

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Do you have ESP? No no not Extrasensory perception – ESP8266. Alex Glow made this awesome Ouija inspired, semi-wearable ESP8266 programmer on Hackster.io:

I’m building a suite of arcane tech tools that make everyday electronics tasks more beautiful. This one came out so nicely that the final version has a hole for an earring hook. (It’s pretty large for an earring, but what a statement!)

The original programming circuit came from this article by Alasdair Allan in Make. I’ve built a couple of ESP8266 programming jigs based on this in the past, and while they usually worked, sometimes there’d be issues attributable to loose wires, or other causes that would take ages to debug. So, when I decided to play with the ESP-01 module again, it was a no-brainer to design a PCB version.

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