In this tutorial we will show how to configure standard Arduino IDE to use as Arduino ESP8266 IDE.

With Arduino ESP8266 IDE you can load program ESP8266 directly, no need for additional Arduino board. 

First download Arduino IDE and install it on computer.

IMPORTANT: Download old version Arduino 1.6.5. It seems there are some problems with Arduino 1.6.6 and ESP8266.

Open Arduino IDE and go to File->Preferences.

 Enter http://arduino.esp8266.com/stable/package_esp8266com_index.json under Adittional boards manager.

Select Boards Manager in Tools->Board

 Find ESP8266 and press Install button.

After install select ESP9266 board.

 

Now it depends which ESP8266 board do you want to connect. If you are using ESP8266 without serial adapter, then you need FTDI USB adapter. Connection diagram is following. Don't forget to set 3.3V mode on programmer. Sometimes FDT programmer doesn't provide enough current. In this case add additional 3.3V power supply to ESP8266 only (disconnect ESP8266 and FDTI USB adapter Vcc). 

If you are using board like NodeMCU you do not need FTDI USB adapter, just connect USB cable to computer. This is recommended way for beginners. 

ESP8266 connection

 

See more tutorials at ​http://iot-playground.com/build​

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FT232RL FTDI USB to TTL Serial Adapter 5V, 3.3V

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ESP8266 ESP-07 Serial WIFI Wireless Transceiver Module

ESP8266 with external antenna

ESP8266 ESP-01 Serial WIFI Wireless Transceiver Module

ESP8266 Serial WIFI Wireless Transceiver Module

ESP8266 ESP-05 Serial WIFI Wireless Transceiver Module

ESP8266 ESP-05 Serial WIFI Wireless Transceiver Module

ESP8266 ESP-12 Serial WIFI Wireless Transceiver Module

ESP8266 serial Port WIFI wireless module ESP-12

ESP8266 ESP-03 Serial WIFI Wireless Transceiver Module

ESP8266 serial WIFI model ESP-03

ESP8266 Lua Nodemcu WIFI Network Development Board

ESP8266 Lua Nodemcu WIFI Network Development Board

  


Comments   

#3 bella 2017-01-06 03:50
1234Quoting Ants Tamm:
Good tutorial. Thank you! :-)
Quoting Bob:
Good update ! Now I don't have to link around the web ;-)
+1 #2 Ants Tamm 2016-01-05 18:47
Good tutorial. Thank you! :-)
+1 #1 Bob 2015-12-10 17:43
Good update !
Now I don't have to link around the web ;-)

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