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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.
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.
ESP8266 5V Wi-Fi relay switch modules
6 December 2017 | Updated 1 January 2018
As the the name implies, ESP8266 5V Wi-Fi relay switch modules are Wi-Fi enabled, relay power switches. The module includes a detachable ESP8266 micro-controller board. The main function of these boards are to be used as wireless power switches accessible from Smartphones.
Connecting the ESP-01 module to a breadboard and FTDI programmer
12 September 2017 | Updated 4 June 2018
When compared with some other microcontroller boards (e.g. the Arduinos), the ESP8266 is slightly more complex to hook up to a serial port for programming. This post will show how to connect the ESP-01 module to a breadboard and FTDI programmer for ‘flashing’ purposes.
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