The Twinkle consists of both custom hardware and software. Hardware Electronics The electronics are based on the system-on-chip ESP8266 board with the following specifications: 2.4 GHz 802.11 B/G/N 80 MHz system on chip CPU 4M Flash Capacity 80K RAM I order these chips in small batches from China. Push Button The push button is used for the following operations: Restore Factory Defaults – While the device is powered on, press and hold the button until the blue Status LED starts rapidly flashing.
The cloud simply means someone else’s server. It is an ongoing cost that somebody has to pay for every month when the bills come due. Sooner or later it will be shut down, crash, get hacked, or break. And it won’t come back… Any device that depends on the cloud is broken…just maybe not yet When this happens, any device tied to the cloud becomes useless. This has already happened several times.