Get Started With ESP8266 Using AT Commands, NodeMCU, Or Arduino!

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A comprehensive, step-by-step tutorial on getting you started with the wonderful and ubiquitous ESP8266 SoC. Get ready for connecting your electronic projects to the internet by adding this easy-to-use, inexpensive chip:

This Instructable will show you the steps needed to get started with the ESP8266 using a fantastic little development board for the ESP-12E module. The board includes everything needed including a USB to Serial adapter, surface-mount LED, and voltage regulator. In addition, it is easily mountable on a breadboard for developing your own IoT project(s)!

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The Glowtrooper: An Interactive Stormtrooper Helmet

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We may have a new favorite DIY project to showcase our geek-love for Star Wars.  User hunburry on Instructables designed a lamp comprised by a 3d-printed stormtrooper help that sits on a color light bulb that can be controlled wirelessly.  The bulb and fixture sit inside a handcrafted enclosure, and they fit nicely inside the stormtrooper helmet. 

Today I’ve got you guys a quick instructable on how to build an interactive Star Wars Stormtrooper Lamp, complete with multi-color lights and a functional 8-trigger soundboard. Hope all the instructions are easy to read and use, and hopefully you guys enjoy the project. If there any difficulties, questions, or comments, just let me know!

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Beautiful LED Lanterns Using Mason Jars

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We found a great project on Instructables for putting to good use those mason jars sitting idle on your shelves! 

In this easy 3D printing project, we’ll build glowing mason jar lanterns containing a simple LED and battery circuit. Download my file or build your own custom lid using the Glow Circuit Assembly in Tinkercad, which is designed to hold the battery and LED together perfectly. I’ll show you four different ways to style your lanterns using materials you probably already have around.

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