Just a quick one about new goodies found in the MailBox :

External protective envelope

Envelope in Bulgarian language:)

Have you ever heard about Bulgaria? Is a country in southeastern Europe, member of the European Union, NATO, and the Council of Europe.

And why are we interested about?

It’s a lovely Country, nice seaside, nice and friendly people and I can give you another MAJOR reason:

Plovdiv – the second largest city in Bulgaria, is home of OLIMEX LTD, a leading provider for development tools and programmers for embedded market, a well knows company with over 20 years experience in designing, prototyping and manufacturing printed circuit boards, sub-assemblies, and complete electronic products.

Ok, ok, enough with geography lessons let’s see what’s inside 🙂

Products individual cardboard packaging boxes
Inside the boxes – 1

YES, indeed, they are ESP8266 Modules :). They look promising and first of all they are Open Source Hardware! You can find all the related documents, schematics and software examples on OLIMEX website.

1. MOD-WIFI-ESP8266 Module

MOD-WIFI-ESP8266 – Bottom

2. MOD-WIFI-ESP8266-DEV Module

MOD-WIFI-ESP8266-DEV – Bottom

   If you are interested how it looks compared with the corresponding cheap Chinese Module sold on Ebay and arround, take a look below:


     I don’t know how much can be seen in the pictures above but is quite a big difference in the quality of the products. And if you remember the ESP-07 Module DOA story  might worth to think about spending a few bucks more on a proper tested product from a trustable source. Chinese NO-NAME one is around 4$ on Ebay, Olimex one about 5.50.

I, personally, think that is good to have also other options and sources than the Far-East Factories. And not only for ESP Modules. Putting all the Global eggs in one basket might become a nasty story sometime…

3. ESP8266-EVB Board

    ESP8266-EVB is the companion Evaluation board for MOD-WIFI-ESP8266-DEV with relay, button, UEXT, all GPIOs available on standard 0.1″ header. Breadboard friendly! 

ESP8266-EVB – TOP  
ESP8266-EVB – Bottom

                That’s all for Mailbag today and be sure we will put them at work soon !!

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