I am Danny Staple, Orionrobots is my investigations and projects with robotics, electronics and stuff that moves. I aim to make some of the cool robotics things easy for anyone to build, and push the boundaries of what is easy. Oh and just to have lots of fun doing it too…

Recent Posts

  • 07 Dec 2015 » Esp8266 nodemcu simple robot

    This week I built a simple robot base using a NodeMCU V3 dev board - an ESP8266 based board broken out for use with a breadboard, and with on board 3v voltage regulation. Since it’s using the NodeMCU firmware, it can be programmed in LUA.


  • 03 Dec 2015 » Getting a quick ESP8266 build environment

    The ESp8266 is currently my favourite toy right now. I’ve mostly been using NodeMCU, but also experimented with Mciropython.


  • 10 Jun 2015 » Making a wifi controlled Light with the ESP8266

    I’ve been learning to do stuff with the esp8266 in the past month or so, and I’ve finally got all the video from it uploaded. In the video series for this, I take the 8266 on the esp-01 board, and get it flashed with Lua/NodeMCU firmware, and then use this to serve a web page that controls an LED - a web connected lamp.

    It is a simple example that can be used as a starting point for many internet connected (internet of things/IoT) gadgets.

    What is the esp8266?


Building The Orionrobots Explorer Robot kit

How to build a wall avoiding robot

Adding a robot to a raspberry pi

Building a bump sensor for the Explorer Robot Kits


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