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For someone wanting to tinker but not being great at electronics project, what is the easiest way to: - Play with the chip (testing interfaces, deploying code etc) - "Deploy" it (ie. connect it to ground power, via 230v-USB connector or similar?

buy a huzzah from adafruit, it breaks everything out, and is much more tolerant than the board itself.

couple it with a small breadboard and an mb102, and you're good to go.


Onthe software side, the Arduino programming environment now supports the ESP8266. This makes it very easy to start playing.

One hint - to program, reboot with the programming pin (GPIO0) grounded, but take it back to 3.3V before you start programming. That took me a couple of hours to figure out.

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