Interfacing ESP boards with popular Arduino IDE

INTRO

Hello everyone, Today I will be showing how to add ESP8266 support package to Arduino IDE. and program the same using Ardunio IDE. Hello everyone, Today I will be showing how to add ESP8266 support package to Arduino IDE. and program the same using Ardunio IDE.

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LET'S  GET STARTED

Firstly you will need Arduino IDE to be installed in your system. If you don't have it download the latest version from here

Once IDE is installed open it

1. FILE > PREFERENCES

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2. Enter the below link in the Additional Boards Manager and press OK.

http://arduino.esp8266.com/stable/package_esp8266com_index.json

3. Now open Boards Manager

    Tools > Board > Boards Manager .Search for ESP8266 and install it

Arduino_Preference.PNG

Once the installation is completed you are ready to program esp8266 with Arduino IDE.

You can see a new list of boards added to boars section of your IDE.

Now test the IDE by uploading an example sketch from examples

Goto Example > ESP8266 > Blink . Select the corresponding board from the list

Here I have used ESP8266 NodeMCU and if you are using other boards/ wifi module. Then select your corresponding boards from the list.

NodeMCU has 2 inbuilt LED on it one connected pin 2 and other to pin 16

Boards_manager_IDE.PNG

Blink IDE.PNG

Here is the pin mapping of NodeMCU

Node_MCU_pinout.png

Feel free to ask any queries.
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Mayoogh Girish
Mayoogh Girish is a electronics engineer, and a DIY Maker by passion. He is interested in open source technology.

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