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Member Since: December 11, 2015

Country: United States

  • I'm just starting out with ESP8266 and rely heavily on examples. I had things like operating an LED through a web server example to a phone, but did not find many digital input (switch) examples. I tried the AP web server example listed here, but got seriously confused at the MAC part of the code. Firstly, it would have been useful to explain what the ESP8266 MAC is, and also, how to enter it in the code supplied. I found the MAC here https://techtutorialsx.com/2017/04/09/esp8266-get-mac-address/ It's a 48 bit code comprised of 6 eight bit values. The first three, reading left to right, are the manufacturer code (Espressif), the two right-hand values are used in the code. What worked for me was mac[6] = {0xAA,0xBB,0xCC,0xDD,0xEE,0xFF} substitute your own six values.

  • Have to agree with all the comments about wicking - writes off the headers and the adaptor board. But, I didn't get any wicking with the SFE BOB, only with a cheaper clone. I have never had problems with soldering receptacles before, but these low profile 2-mm ones seem problematical. Higher profile ones don't seem to suffer. Ref the "parchment" paper comment, I guess this is what the cooks call greaseproof paper, a thin brown paper which these days is probably coated with silicone - any thin paper would do

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