I don’t know WHAT happened there but a fellow by the name of AcmeUK just wrote a reply – and when I tried to look at it – I got a page not found – so – AcmeUK – thanks for that. What our friend wrote about is a new board for the ESP8266. http://olimex.wordpress.com/2014/11/28/esp8266-update-the-ultimate-development-boards-for-esp8266-are-in-stock/.
This looks just STUNNING as it has a combination of the internal aerial (assuming they’ve made it as effective as the one on the ESP-01 boards) and brought out all of the pins which means MORE TOYS!! The board is called MOD-WIFI-8266-DEV and they are EVEN threatening to bring out one with RELAY on it !!!
But there is a BIG flaw – as most of you will know you can get the ESP-01 for around £2.30 and the ESP-03 with all the pins at maybe £3.50 all in. So at 5.50 Euros they are TWICE the price of the ESP-01… but it gets worse – the airmail is HORRENDOUS and even at the CHEAPEST rate they want a grand total of 9.58 Euros for one off. Sorry guys, I won’t be rushing out any time soon to buy these.
At least one of their links about compiling code doesn’t work but not doubt that will get sorted. There is even a reference to Eagle CAD files – which means we could do our own if only we knew where to get the chip inexpensively (I’ve checked, I can’t find them) – but sadly THOSE links don’t work either. I did try to leave some comments on their website but it just won’t accept them…Hmm. Maybe some more ESP-03 boards, eh?
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