Perhaps you’ve been hearing over and over about how the ESP8266 module is such a great device, with its 80 MHz processor and built-in WiFi, but just haven’t quite taken the leap into using one. Getting started with this module is a bit more complicated than getting started with, say, an Arduino Uno. That’s because the modules leave the user to work out power supply, pin settings to enter programming mode, and a serial connection to the computer. All of this can be solved with a development board, such as the WEMOS D1 Mini Pro, or the WEMOS D1 Mini. You can learn more about both in the video below. You’ll be up and running quickly, with convenient access to IO pins to build out the rest of the hardware for your project.
Once you’ve built a project around one of these board, you’ll need some place to put it. Choosing a module made your development process easier, and picking up an enclosure built specifically for that module will do the same. Add a little refinement to your design with this WEMOS D1 mini Pro enclosure from Exo_Square. Functionality-wise, it allows access to headers, as well as the reset button and USB connection. And the top attaches using threaded inserts so it will not wear out from frequent removal.
Exo_Square notes that if you prefer the less powerful standard WEMOS D1 Mini, the USB connector there is slightly shifted when compared to the pro, so that connection will be tight. However, if you do need to accommodate the standard D1 Mini, the model can be adjusted upon request, and he’s even planning to offer the standard version as a separate product in the future.