• Seeedstudio's Air602 Wifi module - could that be a next candidate for an Espruino port?

    The Air602 is a 2.4G Wi-Fi module - https://www.seeedstudio.com/Air602-WiFi-­Module-p-3139.html - based on the embedded Wi-Fi SoC chip (W600) with a 12-pin Stamp Hole Expansion Interface. Miracly, it is even smaller than a stamp. It's only 12mm*10mm, small but complete, it offers a rich interface and complete functionality. This module support IEEE802.11b/g/n and Lua + AT command.

    The module has an M3 ARM processor - like the Original Espruino board - but from Winner Micro.

    Air602 has still to grow up... but it can skip 'the offs' AI Thinker made and go straight for the ESP8266 validated applications.

    A nice review with details on CNXSOFT – EMBEDDED SYSTEMS NEWS site.


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  • It definitely looks like an interesting device, and at a good price too. Having said that, the module is small partially because it doesn't contain an aerial - which would make it a bit of a nightmare to use. I'm sure someone will be around with a version with an aerial soon.

    Very interesting about the built-in Lua though. Nice to see some manufacturers making the effort to actually ship with an easy to use interpreted language, rather than relying on the community.

    I guess the question is whether it'll really add much over the ESP8266 - the lack of external flash chip should help with power consumption and final cost though I guess.

  • Quite a while ago I played around with 'this little ESP8266 guy...'; but could not get it to work as desired... - not so the RF part, but just to properly communicate. May be I give it another shot. Pls do not inspect the soldering points... :/


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  • wow! sometimes I think stuff like that probably needs a capacitor soldered directly onto it - I've had trouble doing similar things without them because of the wire resistance :)

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Seeedstudio Air602 Wifi Module - formidable competitor to ESP266?

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