Some Useful Information and Links about the ESP8266

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The ESP8266 ( get them [here] ) is a very low-cost WiFi to serial board for makers that lets you create "Internet of Things" (aka "IoT") devices with low-end hardware, such as Arduinos, mbed, and raw microcontrollers.

 

You can use a UART device on your Arduino, etc to talk to this board and communicate over to other devices, computers or websites. The hardware on the ESP8266 takes care of all the overhead needed to implement Wifi. You use an "AT" style communication over the serial UART to interact with it, reminiscent of the way dial-up modems over phone lines used to work.

SALE! Get your robot on this Christmas (for the kids, of course)

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The EZ-Robot line of robots is the most premium set products we carry on Anibit. These are really cool, complete robots out-of-the-box. They're not "partial" platforms that you have to design your own robot on top of(which are cool in their own right). But they come with everything you need (except a PC) to have a fully functional robot. If you're more interested in using a robot than designing one, these are definitely the kits for you. That isn't to say that they aren't customizable, they are in fact quite the opposite. The "Revolution" line from EZ-Robot is a platform for robotics.

Adafruit 1.8" Color TFT LCD display with MicroSD Card Breakout - ST7735R

$19.95

Description

This lovely little display breakout is the best way to add a small, colorful and bright display to any project. Since the display uses 4-wire SPI to communicate and has its own pixel-addressable frame buffer, it can be used with every kind of microcontroller. Even a very small one with low memory and few pins available!

Price: $19.95

Analog Feedback Micro Servo - Metal Gear

$14.95

Description

It looks like a micro servo, it acts like a micro servo, but it's more than just a micro servo! We got a factory to custom-make these quality metal-geared 'micro' sized hobby servos with a twist - the feedback (potentiometer wiper) line is brought out to a fourth white wire. You can read this wire with an analog input such as those on an Arduino, to get the servo's position. That information can be used in robotics to improve stability or even allow 'recording' of servo motion.

Comes with a range of horns as seen above.

Price: $14.95

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