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How To Use The Wemos D1 Mini OLED 64×48 Shield

Let’s talk about one of the coolest shields for the D1 Mini, which won’t cost you a fortune either… the OLED 64×48 Shield! In the previous article we talked about the Wemos D1 Mini Matrix LED shield and how it was a great shield to work with because of the striking results that it can… Continue reading How To Use The Wemos D1 Mini OLED 64×48 Shield

Dummies Guide To The Wemos D1 Mini LED Matrix Shield

When learning Arduino or any other maker type platform it can really help to work to an example that produces striking results. Personally I find LED matrix projects incredibly rewarding to build as the visual output can be very satisfying! It is possible to produce some really cool projects with relatively simplistic code and hardware… Continue reading Dummies Guide To The Wemos D1 Mini LED Matrix Shield

Wemos D1 Mini Analog Input: Reading the ESP8266 A0 Pin

Did you even see that tiny little A0 pin hiding on your Wemos D1 Mini? Yes that is correct, your D1 Mini and all ESP8266 devices have a single analog input! When you think about it, it makes a lot of sense to include a single ADC channel. Why? To read the battery voltage of… Continue reading Wemos D1 Mini Analog Input: Reading the ESP8266 A0 Pin

The Dummies Guide To The Wemos D1 Mini

The Wemos D1 Mini is like a tiny Arduino with WiFi capability, in other words it is a superb little board that everyone should be using! The official boards are produced by Lolin who are seemingly based in China, or at least their official store can be found over on Aliexpress. The D1 Mini is… Continue reading The Dummies Guide To The Wemos D1 Mini

Super-Tiny Wemos D1 Mini Web Server (Step-by-Step Tutorial)

You may already know that the ubiquitous ESP8266 is designed to connect to WiFi, but did you know it can also act as a web server? In this tutorial we will turn a Wemos D1 Mini into a very tiny web server using just 17 lines of code. I have read a few very good… Continue reading Super-Tiny Wemos D1 Mini Web Server (Step-by-Step Tutorial)

Add Wemos D1 Mini To Arduino IDE And Connect To WiFi

The Wemos D1 Mini is a must-have for any maker due to its versatility and low cost. You can make a WiFi temperature sensor for your smart home for the cost of a beer! If you are completely new to the Wemos D1 Mini, you might want to first check out the dummies guide. If… Continue reading Add Wemos D1 Mini To Arduino IDE And Connect To WiFi

What Is The Best Soldering Iron For Arduino Projects?

Looking for a soldering iron for your super-cool project? Here is what someone with a decade and a half of Arduino experience has to say about choosing a soldering iron. I started using Arduino only a couple of years after the project began, before it was anything like the success it is today. I actually… Continue reading What Is The Best Soldering Iron For Arduino Projects?

ESP8266 Can’t Connect To WiFi? It’s Probably One Of These…

If your ESP8266 based board is not connecting to WiFi, there are some specific things you can troubleshoot in order to get it to work. In this article we cover everything you need to fix the problem of ESP8266 not connecting to WiFi. This article is suitable for anyone having trouble with their ESP8266 based… Continue reading ESP8266 Can’t Connect To WiFi? It’s Probably One Of These…