Just wrote a post over on Hacker Home Security detailing the first prototype board for my project of the same name.
I’d expected initially to make it on the D1 Mini platform, but recently sorted out some of my prior problems with using a raw ESP8266, so I’ve since migrated to that. Plus it’s significantly more power efficient as it doesn’t need to run a usb-to-serial adapter as well, which can be an unnecessary drain on the D1 Mini.
I really enjoy designing circuit boards. There’s a certain artistry to them, an efficiency of space that really constrains the options and results in some results that I really take pride in. Let me know what you think!