A small, custom made ESP-12F wifi module designed to provide developers “Peace of Mind” that their software will work on WiFi modules other than the ESP-01 as included in the standard Spectrum Next KS1 package. The software deployed to these modules is _identical_ to that installed on the ESP-01 modules, and – in fact – developers can use the
.ESPUPDATE dotcommand, just like the ESP-01, to upgrade and test the exact same firmware revisions and releases.
Passes all electrical and software functional tests – except physically does not fit inside the KS1 Next Case due to a design flaw in the module PCB layout.
Arrived from PCB fabrication 23rd of July, and underwent internal testing 24th, and applications for public testing opened 25th of July with a limited release of 30 modules.
These modules have been developed indepentantly of any ESP-12F module development that is taking place as part of the Spectrum Next second kickstarter campaign and therefore:
- These modules are NOT indicative of the modules that will be provided as part of that campaign; and
- These modules DO NOT signify that the ESP-12F will be the final choice of modules in the second kickstarter campign; and
- While every endevour has been made to ensure they are electrically sound, comply with the Espressif application note and work as drop-in replacements for existing ESP-01 modules and software they are provided “as is”.
TL;DR – You are getting “final beta” parts, and thus your cooperation with eliminating any bugs with hardware (or the optional AT 2.2 Firmware package) is most appriciated.