My ESP32 dev board is slightly wider than the DevKitC usual, but was still able to make things fit. Instructions are great; also great to have the component kit available as an options (since the SN74HCT245N is harder to find in small quantities). Solved my problem getting longer LED strips to stop jittering.
I am upgrading an old FastLED project that used Infrared to control LED strips. I wanted something other than an IR remote that could be used by guests at my house to control the LED. Jason's esp8266-fastled-webserver, coupled with this shield, is exactly what I was looking for. It greatly simplified everything. What used to be a messy pile of wires and components is now all on a neat, professional-looking little shield.
The instructions are clear and easy, and the accompanying code can be customized to fit your project. I will definitely be grabbing more of these and some of the ESP32 shields!
I was looking for a small solution for a table light project and the Evil Genius shield was perfect. The assembly documentation is comprehensive and easy to follow - it took me (an inexperienced user of the soldering iron) about 45 minutes to complete. It worked perfectly. Best of all, Jason refunded the import duty even though I’d missed the link to the UK distributor. I’ve ordered another 2 and would recommend the product and even more the seller without reservation. Thank you Evil Genius!
I just ordered a couple more because its a great compact way to drive a decent amount of neopixels off a wemos mini. Once you build the board its no worries about the wiring and you can just load the sketch and go. I like how that his board has the dedicated power inputs and labels on the outputs making wiring up any led sketch a lot faster. I was a bit skeptical about this kit not coming with all the parts, but they have worked great since I built them. Works like a champ with mqtt and hassio.
Response from Evil Genius Labs LLC | Sept. 6, 2017
Thank you for taking the time to write a review, I really appreciate it! Sorry it was too late for you, but at your suggestion I decided to package up a kit with the PCB and all of the required components. It's cheaper to order it all yourself, but the kit should be more convenient.