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dpitts
09-22-2016, 02:25 PM
Small video to introduce ESP-01 support for current and next release of F16V2. The new release will have an ESP-01 header as well as native wireless ability.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPC_5dGV5gs

kenoman742
09-22-2016, 03:40 PM
Will there be a way to connect the ESP module to the F4V2 board as well? That would make a nice small package.

Barnabybear
09-22-2016, 04:01 PM
Hi, looks cool. I have ESP8266 (Arduino) code to recieve a FPP packet, parse it, open a flie on an SD card or read from flash and then send that out to WS2812b's. If your interested I posted the start of the project here http://doityourselfchristmas.com/forums/showthread.php?43432-Project-to-use-a-pixelstick-type-device-as-a-FPP-remote , it didn't generate a lot if intrest so I didn't document the rest.

dpitts
09-22-2016, 04:03 PM
Will there be a way to connect the ESP module to the F4V2 board as well? That would make a nice small package.

Yes.

dpitts
09-22-2016, 04:11 PM
Hi, looks cool. I have ESP8266 (Arduino) code to recieve a FPP packet, parse it, open a flie on an SD card or read from flash and then send that out to WS2812b's. If your interested I posted the start of the project here http://doityourselfchristmas.com/forums/showthread.php?43432-Project-to-use-a-pixelstick-type-device-as-a-FPP-remote , it didn't generate a lot if intrest so I didn't document the rest.

Thanks. I have code for all but receiving the data from ESP module. My serial receive routine is all DMA driven so it most likely is very different. I will have a look though. Maybe the interest was low because it was a single stick. Having a 32K channel controller synced might generate more interest maybe not.

Sean Meighan built 7 panels that are used for his son's high school band. The panels rolled with ease on the field with nice casters. Each panel had an F4V2 connected to a PI3 with wireless. The F4's drove 1100 leds each using Master remote with zero wires in between. The ESP solution on F4 could eliminate the PI3's.

EricJilot
09-22-2016, 04:16 PM
:thup:

studiopro
09-22-2016, 07:05 PM
That looks awesome! I'm excited for that.

RobG
09-22-2016, 07:16 PM
Why ESP-01? Why not ESP3212?

dpitts
09-22-2016, 07:50 PM
Not sure I am a newbie at the ESP stuff. Mainly choose it for price and the fact I only needed to receive 100 bytes or so every 800ms. Would the ESP3212 be better? I also do not plan to write any custom code. Just standard AT commands.

dpitts
09-22-2016, 09:29 PM
I will also be adding ability to make the module an access point and the user will be able to connect via wireless from IPhone, Android or any other wireless device to setup controller.

sporadic
09-23-2016, 08:06 AM
Hey, I recognize that ESPixelStick thingy :) The ESP-01 should work just fine for what you're using it for. The ESP3212 (https://www.seeedstudio.com/ESP3212-Wifi-Bluetooth-Combo-Module-p-2706.html) is a module based off the new ESP32 (https://espressif.com/en/products/hardware/esp32/overview) that utilizes a dual core processor, adds Bluetooth, a few other niceties. They're just now starting to hit the market. I never played around with the default AT firmware on the ESP-01 modules, so not much help there.

jValue
09-23-2016, 09:03 AM
Thank you. If you can pull that off, that eliminates all the wires to the falcon(except for power) right? Like a lot of people. I jumped in to Falcon 2 with both feet and now I'm learning how to move from Renard only to Renard and pixels.