I have here a bundle of the original ESP8266 devices, such as https://www.sparkfun.com/products/13678 . This is the original ESP8266 by the way.
There was discussion a while ago about what we could do with these, and now I am working on the particulars for one of them to work as a WiFi to Serial adapter. That is it would receive a signal from another one, such as the
https://www.sparkfun.com/products/15031 which is a "SparkFun WiFi IR Blaster (ESP8266)" in this case that would get a poke from a remote, such as pressing a button number, and the regular ESP8266 device at the other end promptly sends to the logic connected to it, would then display the number chosen. Remember this is just a suggestion. If all of you are inclined to believe it won't work that way then okay I'll put it aside.