Parallax WX ESP8266 WiFi Module - SIP

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Overview

This SIP package is breadboard-friendly for BASIC Stamp and Propeller projects (5 V and 3.3 V compatible). If you have a Propeller Activity Board/ActivityBot robot, we recommend the DIP package.

The Parallax WX ESP8266 Wi-Fi module adds a new dimension of connectivity to your microcontroller applications.  Special pre-loaded firmware makes it easy to configure the module to fit your project  -- just connect to the module with your smartphone, tablet, or computer’s web browser.

The Parallax WX ESP8266 Wi-Fi module can be its own wireless access point (AP), a station (STA) on another Wi-Fi network, or both at once briefly to join another network.  In either mode, it can serve its own configuration pages as well as user-created web pages that make it possible for devices to interact with a microcontroller through the Wi-Fi module.  It can also send and receive a variety TCP/IP messages for Internet of Things (IoT) projects, on Wi-Fi networks configured to allow it access.  By serving its own firmware upgrade page, this module allows you to pick and upload the latest open source firmware revision, or even variations that support specific applications as they become available.

Bridge STEM and robotics efforts with computer science and web design programs. The Parallax WX ESP8266 Wi-Fi module brings a new IoT-capable dimension to an existing fleet of educational robots, and opens up opportunities to explore how HTML and Javascript can interact with embedded systems.  These BASIC Stamp tutorials for the WX Wi-Fi module illustrate what can be done through any system with a host microcontroller supporting serial communication.

Features

  • 3.3 V and 5 V compatible for power and communication signals with your microcontroller - no level-shifting required
  • 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi access through FCC/CE approved ESP8266-WROOM-02 module
  • Supports HTTP (server), WebSocket (server), and TCP (client) connections
  • Built-in web pages for easy access to configuration settings, networks, file uploads and over-the- air firmware updates
  • About 1 MB of user file system space for storing web pages and other content
  • Convenient 10-pin SIP form factor with 0.1 inch spacing for easy connection to a breadboard, thru-hole board, or Board of Education appmod header

Application Ideas

  • Log into a Boe-Bot with a laptop, tablet, or smartphone to remote control and monitor its sensors via a web page hosted on the WX Wi-Fi module
  • Equip your project to send emails or tweets using a service such as IFTTT
  • DIY internet-connected sprinkler system, pet feeder, or thermostat

Details

Specifications

  • Device: FCC and CE approved ESP8266-WROOM-02
  • Wi-Fi Protocols: 802.11 b/g/n
  • Network Protocols: IPv4, TCP/HTTP
  • Security: WPA/WPA2
  • Encryption: WEP/TKIP/AES
  • Voltage requirement: +3.3 to +5 VDC
  • Wi-Fi range: 30 meters LOS
  • Logic levels: Output high (set by Vin voltage, either 3.3 or 5.0 V), low 0 V.  Input high >Vin/2, input low <Vin/2
  • Current requirements: Typical 75mA, with Wi-Fi transmit peaks up to 360mA
  • SIP: 0.1” (2.54mm) spaced row of 10 right angle pins
  • PCB Dimensions: Approximately 1.0 x 1.5 in (26 x 37.5 mm)
  • Operating temp range: +32 to +158 °F (0 to +70 °C)

Downloads & Documentation

Product Specific Downloads
Download Details More Info
Parallax WX ESP8266 Wi-Fi Module Product Guide - 4.65 MB | updated: 23 Nov 2016 - 6:24 pm
Parallax WX Wi-Fi Module Firmware and Example Files - 1.39 MB | updated: 01 Feb 2017 - 3:59 pm
Parallax WX Wi-Fi Module Firmware Guide - 340.39 KB | updated: 23 Nov 2016 - 2:25 pm

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