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Electronics => Microcontrollers => Topic started by: stealthtransam on June 20, 2016, 10:58:38 am

Title: ESP8266 Programmer
Post by: stealthtransam on June 20, 2016, 10:58:38 am
I was told this might be a good place to post.  There is a kickstarter in it's final days for an ESP8266 all in one programmer.  http://kck.st/1sOR9UP (http://kck.st/1sOR9UP)
Title: Re: ESP8266 Programmer
Post by: ebclr on June 20, 2016, 10:03:56 pm
Well....

25 a lot of money for that

Isn't easy to buy a node mcu  and remove the module and add some wires/connectors, for 4 USd same goal


http://pt.aliexpress.com/item/New-Wireless-Module-NodeMcu-Lua-WIFI-Internet-of-Things-Development-Board-Based-ESP8266-with-Pcb-Antenna/32453467385.html?spm=2114.02010208.3.42.oGYSX7&ws_ab_test=searchweb201556_8,searchweb201602_4_10037_10017_10032_10040,searchweb201603_10&btsid=de4738d6-140d-4d79-be42-c02ab5b1f62e (http://pt.aliexpress.com/item/New-Wireless-Module-NodeMcu-Lua-WIFI-Internet-of-Things-Development-Board-Based-ESP8266-with-Pcb-Antenna/32453467385.html?spm=2114.02010208.3.42.oGYSX7&ws_ab_test=searchweb201556_8,searchweb201602_4_10037_10017_10032_10040,searchweb201603_10&btsid=de4738d6-140d-4d79-be42-c02ab5b1f62e)
Title: Re: ESP8266 Programmer
Post by: stealthtransam on June 21, 2016, 01:27:02 am
There are a lot of different ESP modules out there.  I use about 100-200 ESP-01 modules and a standalone programmer for them was a must have.  Like all programmers you buy it once and can program an infinite number of ESP modules.  you buy an ESP with a built in programmer and it's only good for that module. 
Title: Re: ESP8266 Programmer
Post by: kripton2035 on June 21, 2016, 03:05:17 am
too much money for that...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/191827530351 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/191827530351)
Title: Re: ESP8266 Programmer
Post by: joseph nicholas on June 21, 2016, 07:33:49 am
Trying to program 2 ESP8266 modules (#1, #7) using the FTDI programmer I drew a fail on both.  I also tried using a ASP programmer this wouldn´t even connect to the chip.  The FTDI interface would give me connectivity with the AT type chip programmed into the ESP8266 but not allow me to flash the lua firmware.  The ESP8266 MOD (7) chip I bought on Aliexpress lights up and appears to be working but does not respond to AT commands and sends no wifi signals.  I tried to flash it with lua and at command software but no luck.  So, after buying all this stuff I have one ESP that works ok with the AT command set, but would not allow firmware upgrades, another that never worked at all and wouldn´t allow firmware upgrades.  The FTDI programmer works but has issues with overheating if left plugged into the computer after a half hour or so powering the one good chip.  Well the best I can say using this thing has a lot of frustration but not a complete was of time.
Title: Re: ESP8266 Programmer
Post by: TheDirty on June 21, 2016, 12:17:24 pm
... and remove the module and add some wires/connectors, for 4 USd same goal

... you buy an ESP with a built in programmer and it's only good for that module.

He said adapt the nodemcu as a general programmer.

I don't think the people here are your target audience.  Getting the $4 nodemcu, removing the ESP8266, and adding a 2x4pin female header for an ESP01 is not much of a task.
Title: Re: ESP8266 Programmer
Post by: wblock on June 21, 2016, 12:26:55 pm
My experience with the NodeMCU is that the Lua was buggy enough that it could not be used for my purposes (wake from deep sleep... did not).

So I put Arduino on these modules, which works very well.  The first download must be at 9600 baud.  After that, 115200 can be used.

No additional programmer is needed, just a micro USB cable from the computer to the NodeMCU.
Title: Re: ESP8266 Programmer
Post by: ebclr on June 21, 2016, 04:21:14 pm
Lua is past for node MCU, you just use the arduino IDE ( upload a new firware 1st)
Title: Re: ESP8266 Programmer
Post by: rob77 on June 21, 2016, 07:07:43 pm
Lua is past for node MCU, you just use the arduino IDE ( upload a new firware 1st)

or use micro python instead of lua - it's awesome ! (the one which runs natively on the esp).
Title: Re: ESP8266 Programmer
Post by: ebclr on June 21, 2016, 09:06:35 pm
Please tell more about that python, where they are ?
Title: Re: ESP8266 Programmer
Post by: rob77 on June 21, 2016, 10:00:49 pm
Please tell more about that python, where they are ?

there was a kickstarter campaign :

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/214379695/micropython-on-the-esp8266-beautifully-easy-iot (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/214379695/micropython-on-the-esp8266-beautifully-easy-iot)

all backers received the binary firmware for the ESP. but the campaign was so successful the author released the project into open source sooner than it was planned, so you can compile it for yourself if you missed that kickstarter (get the sources from github and follow the build instructions).
Title: Re: ESP8266 Programmer
Post by: bingo600 on June 22, 2016, 05:15:48 am
Please tell more about that python, where they are ?

there was a kickstarter campaign :

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/214379695/micropython-on-the-esp8266-beautifully-easy-iot (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/214379695/micropython-on-the-esp8266-beautifully-easy-iot)

all backers received the binary firmware for the ESP. but the campaign was so successful the author released the project into open source sooner than it was planned, so you can compile it for yourself if you missed that kickstarter (get the sources from github and follow the build instructions).

I'm a ESP8266 beginner , and this is my first "build"

I just built micropython for the ESP8266

Code: [Select]
LINK build/firmware.elf
   text    data     bss     dec     hex filename
 504032    1044   56216 561292   8908c build/firmware.elf
Create build/firmware-combined.bin
esptool.py v1.2-dev
('flash    ', 34992)
('padding  ', 1872)
('irom0text', 470124)
('total    ', 506988)

Does anyone know what the difference is between the NONOS and RTOS SDK's ?

I mean the name says it all , but it seems like the toolchain uses the NONOS
Is that because contiki is used as RTOS or ??

/Bingo
Title: Re: ESP8266 Programmer
Post by: stealthtransam on June 24, 2016, 10:17:33 am
The esp8266 Programer got funded on kickstater today!  about 15 minutes left to get one if someone wants one!http://kck.st/1sOR9UP (http://kck.st/1sOR9UP)