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ESP8266 Flash Firmware

All the relevant items can be purchased from www.electrodragon.com!  items used in here including:

  • ESP-07 with on board status LED (ESP-12 LED will not work for arduino blink sketch)
  • ESP breakout board
  • CH340 USB-TTL programmer
  • breadboard and a few jumper wires.

First try with default AT commands firmware, using esp flash download tool, test with “Cool term” serial monitor tool:

Flash for Nodemcu firmware, use nodemcu flasher, flashing speed set to 115200, you can see the TX/RX LED blinking in turns on CH340 board:

Flash arduino firmware, it is no matter what is the built in interpreter, the arduino IDE will rewrite all, on this esp-07 board, LED will blink after flashed the firmware.

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3 Replies to “ESP8266 Flash Firmware”

  1. poulbran says:

    These are great for Arduino, but the 8266 is more powerful than the Arduino.

    1. Mike Thornbury says:

      How ridiculous – the ESP is no way more powerful than the Arduino – less bits, slower, less pins, less memory.

      1. Mike Thornbury says:

        Doh… ignore me. Was looking at my ESP-01 and realised the only place it was ‘worse’ than my Nano was in pins. In every other respect it kicks ass!

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