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Press Release: WiFi Motors That Will Take the Mess and Stress Out of Your Projects

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Kickstarter Date: October 3rd, 2016 Kickstarter page MEDIA CONTACT Kyle Berezin [email protected] (315) 332-1231 WiFi Motors That Will Take the Mess and Stress Out of Your Projects Startup launches Kickstarter campaign for groundbreaking line of motors SYRACUSE, … Continue reading

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ESP8266 Output GPIO and Optimization

Like many microcontrollers, the ESP8266 has a slew of GPIO pins that can be used to interact with the outside world. Espressif provides a number of ways to interact with these pins, including the popular function gpio_output_set. When we were … Continue reading

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v0.3.0 Pulled Pork Released

Download it here! This release contains the improvements for milestones 0.2.0 and 0.3.0. New Features Built-in HTTP configuration and control page Support for up to 4 servos on one servo driver Stepper driver supports 32-bit microstepping via JSON (via TCP) … 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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