I have been playing with the ESP8266 modules again and had made a small adaptor to enable me to use the ESP8266 on a breadboard. It soon became apparent the adaptor was not the best design as it blocked access to some of the rear connections. This lead me to version 2.
Although the below adaptor works I found it inconvenient. The rear connectors are blocked by the ESP8288. I therefore built a ESP8266 bread board adaptor version 2
After a lengthy pause I have started playing with the ESP8266 modules again and I was getting annoyed by all the wires when using them on a bread board. So, like others before me, I built a small bread board adapter.
Update: This is a very old guide and there are much better examples available. If I were to to this again I would use one of the ESP8266 libraries that simplify the whole process. Libraries are available from the following links:
WiFi (ESP8266WiFi library)
Here is my first attempt at a web server using the ESP8266. It includes a request count and also a text input field.
Enter your name and hit submit
Just started to play with the ESP8266-01 modules. Purchased from Taobao.
These, I believe, are version 2 and have the LEDs near the antenna. When first started they identify themselves as [Vendor:www.ai-thinker.com Version:0.9.2.4] and are version 018000902-AI03. This is a custom firmware from ai-thinker.
There seems to be quite a few different versions of similar modules. And the same module could have one of several firmwares.