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Topics => Product Design => Topic started by: stealthtransam on Jul 24, 2018, 07:14 pm

Title: ESp8266 AC Mains Relay
Post by: stealthtransam on Jul 24, 2018, 07:14 pm
This is on group gets and the getsparked program as of today.  I'm hoping my design gets picked up by sparkfun.  The example code I wrote is all in Arduino.  I'd love peoples feedback on it.

ESp8266 AC Power Relay (https://groupgets.com/campaigns/446-esp8266-power-switch)
Title: Re: ESp8266 AC Mains Relay
Post by: melkalehun on Aug 09, 2018, 07:18 am
One question : why ? The sonoffs are really cheap, have screw terminals instead of soldering cables, have a case, can be easily used with their app or reprogrammed with an FTDI board, a huge community around them, etc...

I think you just lost your "two years of R&D" because you did no market research. Sorry to be blunt or rude, man, but I could buy 5 sonoffs on Amazon for the price of one of your devices and get it delivered tomorrow, or 10 on aliexpress and wait 3 weeks, and I can't see any obvious advantage you have over them...