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So recently I went to Supercomputing 17 conference and picked this from a booth.

I would like to know as to what this device is? What's its name? Where to find its documentations?

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There should be writing on the top (metal) portion and/or some silk screening on the bottom. Either an ESP32 or (more likely) an ESP8266. That should give you enough info to get started...

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  • $\begingroup$ ESP8266 ESP-12N perhaps $\endgroup$ – Bibrak Nov 23 '17 at 3:30
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It looks like the devkit associated with the NodeMCU community. If you turn it around with the metal portion facing away from you it should say something like "devkit v1.x".

It's a developer board with an ESP8266 built into it. You can actually see the ESP8266 board sitting on top of the other board in the photo!

The ESP8266 specifies only the microcontroller (under the metallic cover) whereas the ESP-12N specifies the board on which the microcontroller is included (the board piggy backing on the bigger board).

The function of the underlying board is to simply provide you with a USB interface (UART - USB) and a voltage stabilization for convenience and standardization of the I/Os.

Check this wikipedia article for more information: NodeMCU

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It is an wi-fi arduino module.

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  • $\begingroup$ How do you know? Good answers teach along with answering the question. What should the OP be looking for in order to be able to identify it? $\endgroup$ – user16 Nov 23 '17 at 2:06
  • $\begingroup$ Perhaps the OP could have spent some time at the booth to then know what was being “picked up”.... $\endgroup$ – Solar Mike Nov 23 '17 at 15:53
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    $\begingroup$ The NodeMcu ESP-12E module is a development board that combines the ESP8266 chip, a usb-serial interface and a 3.3V voltage regulator. Programming can be done using LUA or the Arduino IDE, using micro-USB cable communication. By default, this does not always occur, the ESP modules are shipped with the AT firmware. This firmware consists of a series of basic commands for using the module itself but does not compare to the NodeMCU, a firmware that allows you to program the device in LUA, turning it into a mini Arduino with integrated WiFi. $\endgroup$ – Filipe Mendes Nov 24 '17 at 3:38
  • $\begingroup$ @FilipeMendes put this detail in your answer then I will +1, not that did -1... $\endgroup$ – Solar Mike Nov 24 '17 at 7:24

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