27 Jul '16, 8pm

DIY Smart Home Device Means No More Fumbling in the Dark

DIY Smart Home Device Means No More Fumbling in the Dark

Working as in: documentation, stable API, Uart HW handshake, no crashes (while driving AC devices?), no forbidden things nobody told you about or even knew about. The ESP8266 was like: “We have a chip and no idea what works. Let’s find out what features we can use at the same time without crashing the chip and unlock even more features on the way”. Too much uart->crash. To much IO->crash. xyz->crash. Also, for the ESP8266, the performances achieved are very far away from the performances that were announced. I know the full ESP8266 story and a lot of good things came out of this. But for me, Espressif better makes it right this time. Because this time, others will provide alternatives and I am running out of patience regarding spending time on evaluating this. So, the community worked out the ESP8266. There was even a micropython-kickstarter project. But what is Espressif ...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2016/07/27/diy-smart-home-device-mean...

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