Over the years WiFi has become so prevalent that a hotspot or an access point is the first thing we look for when we reach a location!
Ever since Expressif launched an extremely versatile and low-cost chip that combined a microcontroller and a WiFi module into a single unit called the ESP-8266, there has been an explosion of services using/ built upon the WiFi protocol.
Some of the earliest prototypes of our StockBees were built using ESP-12F modules (that use the ESP-8266).
We love these cute little boards designed by us, that expose an SPI/ I2C bus connector, an 18650 LiPo cell charger, a buzzer for audio feedback and a few switches thrown in. A guitar pick next to it for size comparison.
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