ESP8266 as Arduino

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ESP8266 as Arduino

So this Lazy Old Geek (L.O.G.) heard about this ESP8266 IC. Basically, it’s a microcontroller that does WiFi. There are many Instructables with this chip and many with an Arduino. But most of these are using the ESP8266 as a sensor/WiFi connected to a standard Arduino.

Well, what I wanted to do was use the ESP8266 as an Arduino without having to use a standard Arduino.

The ESP8266 is a microcontroller similar to the AtMega328 used in the standard Arduino, e.g., Arduino UNO.

Now there is already a lot of information on doing this but I found it confusing, hard to figure out, sometimes misleading so I hope to simplify and clarify the process.

Special thanks to Lady Ada, Adafruit and the Adafruit HUZZAH ESP8266 breakout module. As usual she provides thorough, useful information.

Also, much of my information comes from this website:

https://github.com/esp8266/arduino


Step 1: Hardware Problems

Step 2: ESP8266 as Arduino

Step 3: Firmware

Step 4: Conclusions

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