has anyone found a wifi shield that works on the Pixl.js without any rewiring or modification? I am aware of this tutorial: http://www.espruino.com/arduino-esp8266, which is great... Unfortunately, my target group for this project (very young students) won't be able to change the boards. Hardware has to be plug and play, which is the primary reason for choosing Espruino in the first place.
The development goal is a BLE GATT to MQTT via Wifi gateway. Unfortunately, the Espruino Wifi won't work for this either, since it doesn't support BLE. Any pointers appreciated.
If you can find any ESP8266 board that has a voltage regulator on it and has a way for you to use the serial lines then you should be fine. I think a legitimate ESP8266 arduino shield might be ok - it's just that those shields were cheap (and broken :).
You can actually use those arduino shields as-is, you just need two jumper wires: http://www.espruino.com/arduino-esp8266#using-as-is
That might be your best bet? With those 'dupont' male->female wires you can get from eBay it's super easy.
thanks for your advice - quick as always... much appreciated!
Do you think that either / both of these would work? (They both claim to have voltage regulators).
https://boggleup.com/products/duinopeak-esp8266-esp-01-wifi-expansion-board-shield-without-esp8266-module-for-arduino - needs the separate module, but that doesn't bother me.
If you think they should work, i'll just try both.
The Sparkfun board also seems to look good but it requires soldering the headers on and the reviews are pretty mixed (why don't they sell a version with headers???)
Yes, I'd think either of those would work. Even if the soldered one didn't for some reason you'd still be able to do the 2 wire hack mentioned above on it :)
Great, I’ll order some and give them a go. Will post an update here once I’ve found out. Thanks again.
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