Hi everybody out there,
one of my friends wanted to use the ESP8266 wifi module (cheap and available for example via dx.com). But my friend still is not very good in programming and is not able to handle the AT commands needed to control the ESP8266. So I decided to help by programming a simple library to handle the ESP8266 module. Currently it is under development, but the most important functions are working. Maybe you can help me testing the library with your own projects and give me some ideas what you would request from that library.
You will find that project on github: https://github.com/hanneseilers/ArduEsp8266
Currently the library uses the Serial port of the Arduiono to control the ESP8266 module. Using any GPIO the library can show some debugging messages via SoftwareSerial (connect via USB-Serial Adapter to your computer). One problem I still have is, that the module blocks Arduino IDE from programming the board, because the ESP8266 module response to programing commands send from IDE and the IDE thinks they're comeing from Arduino board. I added a function to use a mosfet as power on switch to enable the ESP8266 modules power only a few seconds after program starts, but that's still not working. Maybe you have any idea about that?