26 Apr '15, 5am

The Digistump Oak; An ESP8266 On Kickstarter

When it was first released, the ESP8266 was a marvel; a complete WiFi solution for any project that cost about $5. A few weeks later, and people were hard at work putting code on the tiny little microcontroller in the ESP8266 and it was clear that this module would be the future of WiFi-enabled Things for the Internet. Now it’s a Kickstarter Project . It’s called the Digistump Oak, and it’s exactly what anyone following the ESP8266 development scene would expect: WiFi, a few GPIOs, and cheap – just $13 for a shipped, fully functional dev board. The guy behind the Oak, [Erik Kettenburg], has seen a lot of success with his crowdfunded dev boards. He created the Digispark , a tiny, USB-enabled development board that’s hardly larger than a USB plug itself. The Digispark Pro followed , getting even more extremely small AVR dev boards out in the wild. The Digistump Oak moves awa...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2015/04/25/the-digistump-oak-an-esp82...

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