21 Sep '15, 12am

How to Directly Program an Inexpensive #ESP8266 #WiFi Module

“Surprisingly, there are a number of engineers and hobbyists who have not heard of this chip” For hobbyists that IS surprising. For engineers… not so much. Engineers who design products for companies to mass produce and sell need to deal with FCC or their country’s equivalent certification. That is an expensive and difficult process. If they are already doing that they probably already have some company selling them chips that they solder directly to their PCBs, and having signed the NDAs they already have the full oficial documentation. They probably aren’t interested in hobbyist modules. No, it doesn’t even matter if the module has already been aproved. Have they even been aproved? Again, it doesn’t really matter. Stick it in a product that you plan to produce and sell and you have to get it certified again as a whole. RF is a finicky thing and the module could be reacti...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2015/03/18/how-to-directly-program-an...

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