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 futureĀ 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. The module I have has GPIO4 and GPIO5 swapped and … 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. Connection For the connection, we need a serial interface. I use an FTDI UM232R module for … Read more Getting NodeMCU running on an ESP-01 module in 2016

Running an LUA script 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. I will show you how you can do this with a quick example. Needed software You need a terminal software to communicate via the serial interface of … Read more Running an LUA script on ESP8266 with NodeMCU

Flash 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 Flash NodeMcu on ESP8266 (ESP-01 Modul)