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Using the Arduino IDE to program the ESP8266
12 October 2018
After several steps of preparation, the ESP8266 can finally be programmed. Fortunately this step has been made fairly simple by using, what is a familiar platform for many, the Adruino IDE. This post will show how to upload a few variations of the basic Blink sketch to an ESP-01 together with the wiring of LEDs.
The 4 basic sections of an Arduino sketch
18 September 2018 | Updated 12 October 2018
When using the Arduino IDE to program Arduino or Arduino-like microcontrollers, there are 4 basic sections that each sketch should have. They are the comment section, the variables section, the setup section and the loop section.
Adding the ESP8266 board to the Arduino IDE
22 June 2018
The ESP8266 community created an add-on for the Arduino IDE that allows Arduino-like (C or C++) programming to be uploaded/flashed as software for the ESP8266 microcontroller.
Introducing the inexpensive ESP-01 Wi-Fi module
19 December 2017 | Updated 15 February 2020
The ESP-01 is a popular, inexpensive microcontroller board with built-in Wi-Fi. It makes use of the, now, widely used ESP8266 microcontroller chip.
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