Monthly Archives: March 2016

Solder or no Solder

It came time to attach an ESP to the newly-arrived PCB for our stepper motor. It was only a prototype run, so we had very few boards and couldn’t afford waiting for more to come. From there the issue arose that … Continue reading

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Configuring the Raspberry Pi as an ESP8266 Development Environment

The Raspberry Pi is an advantageous platform for developing ESP8266 software, as it can power the ESP with its 3.3V pins, communicate directly with the ESP via its serial GPIO pins, and natively runs the Xtensa cross-compiler on its Linux-based … Continue reading

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Sacrificing Our Raspberry Pi to Our Stepper Motor Prototype

On Thursday we excitedly hurried into our workspace with a newly-arrived package. We had just received a box from Chris, our hardware engineer, containing two prototype stepper motor controller boards with a pair of motors. While we have been driving … Continue reading

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ESP-12 Pin Overview

The ESP-12 has 16 pins broken out for the maker to use. A majority of them are simple GPIO pins, but others serve important dedicated purposes. These pins are: TXD & RXD: Communication pins used to send (TXD) and receive … Continue reading

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The ESP8266: A (Very) Brief Introduction

The ESP8266 system-on-a-chip is one of the most exciting development platforms to appear on the market as of late. Produced by Espressif Systems, it contains a custom Tensilica 32-bit microprocessor as well as all of the hardware needed for Wi-Fi … Continue reading

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We Are OpenMYR

Welcome to the official OpenMYR devblog. We look forward to providing you with useful information about the ESP8266 development platform and our upcoming slate of products. Our goal is to provide a range of WiFi-enabled motors to be used in … Continue reading

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