ESP8266-EVB getting started (newbie)

Started by bartbor, April 04, 2015, 08:24:24 PM

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I am a software developer and I would like to get started with the ESP8266.
I've done quite a bit of research and as I am not (yet) very comfortable with a lot of soldering the ESP8266-EVB looks like a good option for me.

First project:
Make some motion/temperature detectors that post back to a backend server.

The plan:
Order one ESP8266-EVB to play around and some other MOD-WIFI-ESP8266-DEV to use in 'production'.

If I order one 8266-EVB, can i use it to program the other MOD-WIFI-ESP8266-DEV modules without having to solder on the power supply and USB interface?




I just figured this out.

Jumper from CON3 pin 11 to GND (2 or 3) - CON3 is the 16 pin rail on the side of the ESP8266 module.
Don't forget to reboot the device each time you need to change between modes

I bought this board after I got the ESP8266 basic board and have been battling since the weekend to get it connected to my wifi using AT commands.  Finally I have been able to push firmware from Arduino sketch application without having to solder (that was crazy - I ended up soldering some thin wires and kept twisting and untwisting.

Now the games can begin!