I am learning to build my first esp8266 projects using esphome and a breadboard for prototyping.
I have had some successes, but I am stuck at how to proceed from here. How do I get from the prototyping stage to a place where I can put the thing in some kind of box and find a place in my apartment?
Do I need to learn how to design custom PCBs, and order them online? Is there some kind of step in between? I have a soldering iron but barely any experience yet.
I would love to see some pictures of finished projects in their final setup. Tutorials usually end at the prototyping stage which frustrates me a little.
Also, do you have any good resources on how to get more comfortable with the electrical parts, like transistors/resistors? How they work, what they are for and when to use which parts. I know I won’t become an electrical engineer overnight, but I would love to find a way to get to a solid amateur level of knowledge with these things.