NodeMCU – A super cheap and lightweight IOT device

Dear Intel, Thank you for wasting my time with your rubbish IOT devices. I can surely say that i wont touch the Galileo’s or the Edison again..or at least until they fix the software that cripples the Edison.

In comes the Node MCU which is a dev board for the ESP8266 Wifi Module.

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For $15 AUD you get a 180Mhz device that has SPI, a ton of memory and built in and WIFI that boots and connects in under 5 seconds. Not only that, you can upload Arduino code just the same as any Arduino on board  which makes porting existing projects super easy!

I have been playing around with these with thanks to my new friend Rob. I was quickly and easiely able to port my LED software onto these and make it net connected..