How to start with NodeMCU Development Board 1.0




This page include everything what you need to Start easy with your new WiFi based Development Board. We will install NodeMCU Firmware and see the answer from the board in ESPlorer IDE.

What Hardware you will need ?


1. NodeMCU Development Board 1.0

Description:

The NodeMCU is development board based on ESP8266EX (ESP-12E) microcontroller with integrated Wi-Fi Receiver and Transmitter, more powerfull than other development boards. Easy to Upload programs from any computer over microUSB port. It's support several programing languages. Great choice for first development board to program microcontrollers and be part of Internet of Things (IoT).


2. Micro USB Cable

Description:

You will need this because it uses usb as for programing and powering.


3. Personal Computer

Description:

To comunicate with your microcontroller you will need a PC with already installed Drivers and IDE.


How to Install NodeMCU Firmware?


Flasing New Firmaware by Windows Operating Systems

To flash the firmware you need special flags.
• Plug the Micro USB cable to NodeMCU Dev. Board and to your computer
• Install CP2102 driver for your Operating System
• Get the appropriate NodeMCU firmware
• Install NodeMCU Flasher, choose for 64-bit or 32-bit version
• Hold down the "FLASH" button on the device and hit the "RST" button while doing so.
• Open NodeMCU Flasher and do this several steps:
1. Go to “Config” section and choose your firmware.
2. Go to “Advanced” section and choose options (Baudrate:115200,Flash size: 4Mbyte, Flash speed: 40MHz, SPI Mode: DIO).
3. Go to “Operation” section and choose COM port.
4. Click on “Flash(F)” button.
!WARNING! If you don’t see the READY NODEMCU text and GREEN Checkbox on the bottom, you must re-flash the firmware but choose lower Baudrate:9600
• Unplug the device and replug it.
• Install ESPlorer IDE
• Open the ESPlorer IDE

Flasing New Firmaware by Mac OS X and Linux Operating Systems

To flash the firmware you need special flags.
• Plug the Micro USB cable to NodeMCU Dev. Board and to your computer
• Install CP2102 driver for your Operating System
• Get the appropriate NodeMCU firmware
• Install esptool:
1. git clone https://github.com/themadinventor/esptool.git
2. cd esptool
3. sudo python ./setup.py install
• Hold down the "FLASH" button on the device and hit the "RST" button while doing so.
• Open a terminal window and choose you optionse before run this:
1. python ./esptool.py --port=/dev/USBtoUART write_flash -fm=dio -fs=32m 0x00000 ../your_firmware.bin
• Unplug the device and replug it.
• Install ESPlorer IDE
• Open the ESPlorer IDE

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