I built an electronic circuit that uses the Arduino IC (ATmega328P-PU) IC, and the ESP8266. I moved out the IC Circuit from the Arduino Board, and moved it into my own board, so that I could free myself from using the Arduino system, just using the IC.
The system that I am building has 4 water sensors and will trigger a web request when the sensor is triggered.
Everything works OK when I use the 5V and the 3.3V regulator built into the Arduino Board, but when I build my own, the 5V starts to get too hot very quickly. I know that the ESP8266 uses a lot of electricity, but I don't know how to support it with my current regulator setup. Also, usually about 3 seconds into it being powered on using a 12V power supply, it will stop working all together.
Note: I basically did moved my IC Board much like this: https://www.arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/ArduinoToBreadboard
The Parts that I am using are as follows:
- Addicore 5V 1.5A Positive Voltage Regulator L7805CV in Antistatic Foam (5pcs)
- 5pcs Addicore 3.3V 950mA LD33V LD1117V33 Voltage Regulator in Antistatic Foam
- 3-pack NEW Atmega328p-pu Chip w/ Arduino UNO Bootloader
- Makerfire 4pcs ESP8266 Serial Wireless Wifi Transceiver Module Esp-01
- 100 Pcs 6 x 11mm 100uF 25V Radial Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors
Here is my circuits.io, it has the setup and the code: https://circuits.io/circuits/2554003-button-press-wifi-with-esp8266/
C1: 100u 20v
C2: 100u 20v
My basic and wiring schema for the ESP8266 setup is like this: http://www.martyncurrey.com/arduino-to-esp8266-serial-commincation/
Again, it works GREAT when the breadboard's power is using the Arduino's built in power regulator.
Also, please note, that I just tried this too, and everything wanted to start burning up just as it would have before: http://electronics-diy.com/3.3v-and-5v-power-supply.php
My question is: what am I doing wrong?