Parallax WX Wi-Fi Module for the BS2

The Parallax WX ESP8266 Wi-Fi module opens up a whole new world of interactive Internet and web features to your microcontroller and robotics projects.  The breadboard-friendly, 5 and 3.3 V compatible SIP package (32420S) works well with the BASIC Stamp 2 microcontroller.

What it's about

The following tutorial will introduce you the Parallax WX Wi-Fi Module, and get it ready to work with your BASIC Stamp 2 microcontroller.  Then you will create web interfaces for interacting with simple BASIC Stamp controlled pushbutton, LED, and servo circuits. New to HTML and/or Javascript? No problem. We'll take you through fundamentals so that you can learn to create and optimize your own custom webpages.  Use the navigation below when you're ready to get started.

Hardware needed

  • WX ESP8266 Wi-Fi Module, SIP (#32420S)
  • Board of Education with BASIC Stamp 2, or
  • BASIC Stamp HomeWork Board
  • a pushbutton
  • LEDs
  • 220 ohm resistors
  • Parallax standard servo
  • Jumper wires

Before you start

This guide assumes you’ve already got some BASIC Stamp + circuit building experience along with PBASIC programming.  If not, here are some nice getting started tutorials and a full reference on PBASIC.

After you finish

Once you have gone through this tutorial, you will be ready to integratre Wi-Fi capabilty into your BASIC Stamp projects to join the Internet of Things.  If you have a Boe-Bot Robot, you can interface it with your smart phone.