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Hello and welcome back to this week's Learn Robotics tutorial! I'm going to preface this article by saying, man, did I dig myself into a bit of a hole with this one! For those of you on Instagram, I posted a video saying I was going to build and program a Wifi connected robot using a WeMos D1 Mini (based on ESP8266) and an L298N motor controller. Basically retrofitting my Arduino Robot to use a wifi-enabled chip, rather than the Arduino Uno + Sensor shield. Anyways, I ramble. What I thought was going to be a fairly straightforward and easy reconfiguration, turned into an afternoon of frustration. Who would have thought the WeMos D1 Mini would be so difficult to implement with a motor controller? I think part of my problems included not using a breadboard from the start and having loose motor signal wires. There aren't too many full-blow…
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