Pycom featured in blog on Hackaday
November 2, 2016 by Elliot Williams
We know what it’s like to wait for newly released electronic parts. Clicking refresh every day at your favorite online retailers, reading reviews published by the press who got preview units, and maybe even daring to order implausibly cheap devices from foreign lands. The ESP32 has many of us playing the waiting game, and we’ll level with you — they’re out of stock most places. But, if you look hard enough you can find one. At least, you could find them before we wrote this quick roundup of ESP32 hardware. If hearing about parts that are just out of reach is your sort of thing, then read on, you masochist!
In Europe, Pycom has two boards that are apparently in stock now, and both shipping with their MicroPython firmware. Their WiPy 2.0 isn’t all that much different from the other boards, but the LoPy is unique, pairing a LoRa radio with an ESP32, giving you three radio protocols for the price of one and a half, or something. If you need a LoRa bridge, or you need an ESP32 right now, check these folks out.
At the moment who has what in stock is in flux, but if you look a little deeper, you can find an ESP32 development board or module. This is all bound to change over the next few weeks, so let us know what, where, and for how much you find yours. We look forward to these modules and development boards being as ubiquitous and easy to use as their predecessor.