Excellent board if you are programming with the SDK ... but not Arduino IDE
Has anyone gotten it to work some Arduino code? a mere blink ... I have a 12E board and set it up as nodemcu 1.0 ... but I get nothing ...
edit Sept 8 ( not find a way to respond down ... it is clear that this is not a forum)
that not the problem ... it works perfectly. The problem is mapping pins ...
Response from Baoshi | Sept. 7, 2015
Hello, If you want to use the board with Arduino IDE, please press/hold the RST/PRG button for 1 second before click the upload button. This will work. I have been using NodeMCU as well without problem. Just make sure you flash the right image. For me I'm using ESP8266Flasher.exe with nodemcu_float_0.9.6-dev_20150627.bin.
I'm not one to leave reviews normally but I feel this product truly deserves one!! The board is very well laid out, the FTDI pins are nicely placed at one end of the board I'm especially pleased with the reset/flash button mechanism! Previously I'd been using two buttons to enter flash mode so a long press to enter flash mode is a god send! It is assembled well, I couldn't find any issues with traces or components and I think the price is spot on too!
I read one of the earlier reviews that stated the board they received was damaged and Baoshi seemed to take this comment on board. Mine arrived very well packed, short of the courier abusing my package there was no way it would've arrived damaged.
Well done Baoshi, I'm really glad I found this!
Response from Baoshi | May 12, 2015
Hi Daniel, It is only through feedback that am able to know what is problem my product is facing. For example the damage incident, I was using padded envelop only and even since I inserted one more carton box. Another buyer has emailed me about his concern of static from the plastic wrap. I had little experience about it since I live in Singapore where typical humidity is 60%. I then added http://sg.element14.com/multicomp/038-0100/foam-hd-cond-127x228x6mm/dp/1687846 also anti-static bag for extra safety. Many thanks for review. Baoshi
The product was exactly what it claimed to be. Documentation included with the item was minimal, but it included a link to online docs, which means the information you have access to is always current. Online documentation was very thorough, and included examples. After soldering the ESP module onto this board, everything worked well, and the reset function was especially useful.
This is a nice, cleanly made board that works quite well. I have mine running with an Adafruit FTDI cable, jumpering 5 volts to the Vin pin (since it isn't connected on the board) and running the new version of Micropython that supports WiFi on the ESP8266. Expect to do some Googling to figure out how to use the ESP8266, but that's par for the course with a development board like this.
Response from Baoshi | May 6, 2015
Thanks for the review. Adafruit FTDI cable, according to https://www.adafruit.com/images/product-files/70/FT232_3.3V_with_LED.pdf, is using 3V I/O. So it should work flawlessly. I would take this opportunity to advise users to double check your USB-UART adapter voltage. 5V I/O may damage the module. Cheers! Baoshi