It’s cost-effective and actually works really well!
If you need to connect a more sensitive antenna to the chip, a U.
We initially set out to make the Thing a secure, common-sensor base station. If you want to add any of these components, hopefully all you should need is a hot air station ( The Thing provides for two methods of power delivery: USB or Li Po.
The empty pads you see are landing spots for three unique IC’s: After a late change of heart, we decided to keep the board as low cost as possible (that’s the ESP8266’s best feature! The USB connector on the Thing is of the Micro-B variety.
Unfortunately, the ESP8266 has mostly only been available in a tiny, modular form, which, with limited I/O and a funky pin-out, can be difficult to build a project around.