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Questions tagged [esp8266]

The ESP8266 is a low-cost Wi-Fi chip/module with UART connections and a built-in TCP/IP stack.

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Controlling LED strip with Wemos D1 mini

I have a 12v led strip and have tested the current draw at ~500mA per colour. I want to drive this via my Wemos GPIOs which are 3.3V @ 12mA max. For testing I have been using 2N2222 transistors with ...
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ESP8266/ESP32 multithreaded socket server

Is there a way to implement a multithreaded socket server (telnet server) which can serve multiple clients simoulteanously on the following MCUs? Something similar to: ...
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How to convert byte*payload to an int? [closed]

I am programming ESP8266thing dev board using arduino. I have a value stored in byte*payload. I want to convert that value and store it into an int variable. I tried different methods but non of them ...
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74HC589 - stock lead times are high, looking for alternative parallel to SPI tri-state chip for ESP8266

My prototype was going to use 74HC589 as a parallel to SPI interface for ESP8266-07 MCU. They are in short supply for quick delivery at the moment. I am asking for suggestions for a similar chip ...
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Wemos D1 mini Extremal power [closed]

NodeMCU is capable of powering via ‘Vin’ up to 20v. I found an article saying the same thing for Wemos, also referring to ‘Vin’, but Wemos does not have one. Is it ‘5v’ pin?
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Simplest and chepest way to provide 3.3V@150mA from power supply running at 6Vrms@120mW

I have a power supply that can provide 6Vrms (50kHz) and 130mW max (maybe a bit more). Unfortunately, for my project I need a peak of 150mA in 3.3Vdc (ESP8266) in regular basis during TX but most of ...
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Power off detection circuit to close opened latching solenoid valve

The image above is referred from this SO link. My use case is the following: A latching solenoid valve, which would be run using 4 AA batteries (6V) Solenoid Valve (9 Ohm) operates at 6V under 40ms ...
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How to use the ESP32 WROOM GPIOS above #18 with arudino ide? [migrated]

I am using the Arduino IDE version 1.8.8 I am trying to control an ESP32-wroom. The gpios for pins 16 and 17 are working. I have some relays on GPIO's 18 and 19 that I'd also like to be able to ...
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Increase voltage drop required to saturate PNP BJT to avoid noise

I have this circuit which must signal +3.3V or 0V depending on the switch status. The the switch is about 20 meters away and is getting EMI from mains. I realized that it only takes -0.7V of ...
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Refrigerator monitoring using ESP8266

I would like to monitor the ON and OFF time of my refrigerator and push this data to the server via an ESP8266. Below are my thoughts on how to detect the state of the refrigerator: Use a voltage ...
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Modify Transformerless Power Supplies

Based on this article: https://hackaday.com/2017/04/04/the-shocking-truth-about-transformerless-power-supplies/ I have some rf wireless plug outless which use transformerless power supply. I would ...
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ESP8266-01S OFF State (CH_PD at LOW) Draining too much current

I have this project in which the life of the battery is imperative, after various designs i came up with this one: As you can see the pushbutton labeled START puts the CH_PD pin on HIGH for a brief ...
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How can I increase the AMPs in a transformer less power supply

I am very new to electronics and trying to do something which I am not much aware of yet. I have a NodeMCU (based on esp8266) for which I need power supply of 5V and it required I guess more then ...
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Connecting nodemcu through internet

I have a NodeMCU and a website (free website domain provided by hpage.com) and I have to send and receive some data (suppose a 8-bit number) from the website to the NodeMCU via internet. The NodeMCU ...
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Cannot transmit to ESP8266MOD

I have taken a PCB board out of an IOT device that I own. The board looks quite simple, and has an ESP8266MOD (I believe these are the 12’s) on it. I’ve soldered onto the USB contact points and have ...
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The Blue LED of ESP8266 glows continuously when connected to 5V relay output

I am a newbie. Need help on my project. I am building a project which controls a 5V relay from ESP8266 ESP-01. Since the GPIO2 gives the output of 3.3V, I am using an N channel MOSFET 2N7000 to ...
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TMC2130 IC only working when being probed

I designed a small shield for a Wemos D1 mini and a TMC2130 SilentStepStick. After the ESP boots up, it is supposed to initialize the TMC2130 via SPI to move a stepper motor afterwards. My problem is ...
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How to run 200 RPM motor on 5V Relay using NodeMCU?

The following circuit comprises of NodeMCU (ESP8266) which is intended to run a 200 RPM johnson motor. The circuit comprises of 5V Relay connected via Darlington pair using transistors. The circuit is ...
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USB Device that acts like a printer [closed]

Our client uses some third party software and devices for their internal work. They print 600 pages per shift and now they wanted to eliminate paper usage without changing their existing systems. ...
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ESP8266 + TSL2561 I2C connection

My ESP8266-01 recognises the sensor TSL2561, but the readings always output 65535 for some weird reason. But as I said, when I run the I2C scanner and plug in the ...
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What is the maximum ADC sampling rate in esp8266?

I want to make an audio-recording device. However, I want it to be small, so I was thinking that I should make a small circuit that will only store the sampled values of the audio signal which I will ...
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ESP-01 not working correctly when acting as AP as well as station

I am experiencing this potential problem with ESP-01S ESP8266 module. I am controlling it via Atmega328 micro-controller. Issue occurs when it is configured as both soft AP and a station and when ...
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Interpreting rating label of DC power supply - supposed to be a constant voltage source or a constant current source?

Link to product store page Hi all, bit of a beginner question here. According to the output section of the label, this is a 12V, 1000mA power supply. This is confusing me a bit. Is this device meant ...
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WS2812b LEDs intermittently do not respond to data signal

I have wired up permanent holiday LEDs on the front of my home, using a 5V 60A power supply and several strips of WS2812b's (generic Neopixels), controlled by a Wemos D1 mini. The Wemos is powered ...
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SimpleDHT: what does error code 4112 mean? (not in source code on GitHub)

I am using the SimpleDHT library, running on a ESP8266. Occasionally I get error code 4112 on serial output. The variable that holds this error code is declared as an int. However, the source code ...
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WiFi IC with minimal controller features [closed]

I do not want to program my esp8266. Are there any alternatives to it with lesser controlling abilities (I/O lines, Flash, etc)?
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nRF52 Bootloader over ESP12E

I'm using nRF52 DK with 14.2.0 SDK. I created a LED blink project for testing and extract its HEX file. I uploaded the program to the nRF52 over USB (J-Link-Keil IDE) and the HEX file over ESP12E (SWD)...
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Using TP4056 module to charge battery while load remains connected

I need a circuit that utilizes the tp4056 breakout board to power a NodeMCU ESP like so: tp4056 USB port connected: 18650 battery charging and NodeMCU running of USB tp4056 USB port not connected: ...
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Turning on/off power to NeoPixel Ring with MOSFETs from ESP12-F

I am creating a pcb with ESP12-F which will contain Neopixel Ring 12. As this will run 24/7 and Neopixel even when completely off drains about 15-20mA and I will have several of those the consumption ...
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ESP 12F does not return OK on AT

I have small ESP 12F (ESP8266) module and I can not get it to work. I have used many other modules like Wemos successfully, I can program. I understand that for very basic functionality test the ESP ...
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Why does making this change to my DHT11 code cause it not to work?

Note: This might not be a programming question. If it turns out that it is, I will close it. I am using an ESP8266 to build some air quality web servers. One of the sensors I am using is the DHT11 (...
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4-pin PC Fan PWM control and speed monitoring

I want to control and monitor the speed of a 4-pin PC fan using an esp8266. When there is no PWM control signal sent to the fan from the esp this code reports the fan speed correctly. However, ...
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GPIO of ESP8266 without base resistance

I know that the maximum output current of a GPIO of the ESP8266 is 12 ma I have seen the next circuit and I have done it, it works perfectly, I have measured the base current and it gives 10 ma My ...
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How can I attach a custom built antenna to the NodeMCU (ESP-12E)

Is there any possibility I can disable/remove the PCB antenna and replace it with a custom one, like a directional helical antenna? Can I just solder it on? I am an absolute beginner and have no real ...
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Help with supplying 3.3v to ESP and temperature/humidity sensor

I'm new to electronics. I've built this: It's an ESP-01 Wifi chip and a DHT22 temperature/humidity sensor. Now I'd like to power it with batteries instead of an Arduino. The ESP-01 requires 215 mA, ...
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ESP8266 not running uploaded Arduino sketch

This is my first time using an ESP8266 WiFi module, and I'm having a lot of trouble just setting it up. My goal is to get the module to run a simple Arduino Blink sketch so that I could proceed to ...
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ESP8266 WiFi relay module constantly switching on/off the moment power adapter is connected

Totally new to this. Tried googling and watching some youtube videos but can't seem to find anything that can related to my case. Do let me know if I'm doing something wrong. I bought my module from ...
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Can I bypass the LDO regulator on a Wemos D1 mini esp8266 board

I have found a couple of entries on this site but I can't apply the answers to my particular situation. I tried this option Power Wemos D1 mini from battery but it doesn't take long for 3xAA ...
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Can someone explain this schematic and how to modify it to add PWM LED dimming?

I bought a LED bulb (AC175-265V, 7W, 59mA) to made some experiments with it and inside there's this circuit: Can someone explain me how this circuit works? The small transformer package with a single ...
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ESP32 - MCP2200 Bridge for Programming

I am quite new to PCB design and hardware (I am a high-level coder for my day job and Java/Android/SpringBoot at that...) and have come across the ESP32-WROOM board and want to incorporate it in to a ...
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Wake ESP8266 based MCU on contact close/open

I am trying to build what I thought was a relatively simple system (think deadbolt detector), that will fire an event when a simple switch changes state. Currently, I am testing with an ESP-01 and an ...
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How to stop erroneous signals on startup of an RF circuit

I have a really janky setup where I'm using an ESP and some transistors to "push" the buttons on an RF remote control, used for controlling electrical outlets. The circuit works perfectly during ...
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Start ESP (Wemos D1) for short amount of time by pressing a button (no deep sleep)

How can I let an Wemos D1 boot on a button click, letting it execute an action and then shut down. I would like it to be wireless so it can be very flexible, and would love to not have to worry about ...
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Control ESSP8266 IOT board over cellphone hotspot wifi [closed]

I am using the following code in order to control my ESP8266 using my cellphone hotspot. ...
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esp32 resets when relay switches from ON state to OFF state

When I switch a 12v relay from ON to OFF using esp32 then the ESP is restarted. Also it happens only when there is an AC load. I control 12V relay with a transistor. This is my relay How to solve ...
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Voltage divider Vout not powering ESP8266 [duplicate]

I have an input voltage of 12V from my power supply and i need 6V to feed into the ESP8622. I was giving it all the 12V but the wifi module becomes increasingly hot with time and so i decided to have ...
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What if I connected +5V from one source and GND from other to arduino [closed]

I'm just asking... What if I connected +5V from one source and GND from other to Arduino Will it work? EDIT simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab Will it work? or ...
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Programming esp8266 NodeMCU (with Arduino IDE)

I just got some esp8266 NodeMCU chips, which I want to use for IoT. I understand that these chips are programmed with Lua code. Is this correct? I found online that I can program these chips with ...
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What components do I need to add to the power circuit for this ESP8266 project?

I'm planning to make some controllers for each of the electrical heaters in my house. The heaters use a pilot wire to control their mode of operation: I'm following this project to control the pilot ...
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Impedance-matched antenna with an extra capacitor

I'm looking at the a schematic for an ESP8285 module, and I am curious about what they are doing with the antenna. The module is the PSF-B85 (by ITEAD: the version with a chip antenna). The antenna is ...