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Created: 29.01.2015 16:18 Last Modified: 07.02.2015 17:48 Views: 8441
Keywords: ATCommands, ESP8266, Git, InternetofThings, IoT, Olimex, Python, UART, USB, WiFi

Getting Started with Olimex ESP8266 DEV and AT Commands


ESP8266 is a low cost system on a chip that runs at 80Mhz and has a WiFi. It has low consumption and it is possible to control the WiFi using AT commands. It is a perfect component for Internet of Things. For more information please have a look at ESP8266 wiki.


The following hardware components are used in this video:


Perform the following actions to verify that Olimex MOD-WIFI-ESP8266-DEV works as expected by connecting it to a WiFi network:

  1. Clone Python scripts adapted for this module from GitHub:
    git clone https://github.com/leon-anavi/pyesp8266.git
  2. Enter the directory:
    cd pyesp8266
  3. Run the test script with the following arguments:
    python port baud_rate ssid password
    For example on Ubuntu the following command will try to connect ESP8266 to a Wifi network called Demo with password 12345678:
    sudo python esp8266test.py /dev/ttyUSB0 115200 Demo 12345678

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