The Simple Guide To Flashing NodeMCU Firmware to ESP8266

If you have bricked your NodeMCU or just want to load NodeMCU on to a fresh ESP8266 device, you are going to want to flash new firmware to your board. There are clear and concise instructions within the official documentation explaining how to flash the firmware but many may find this a little hard to…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Fritzing Is Still Free! (How To Build From Source)

Want the latest version of Fritzing for free? This tutorial will teach you how to build the latest version of Fritzing from source code, which is still freely available from Github. So what is building Fritzing from source anyway? Fritzing used to be a free to download community driven project but at some stage they…