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Setup Arduino IDE for programming esp8266

For ESP8266 With 4M Flash

Use the ESP8266 flasher for Arduino IDE without pressing the reset button. Watch the Video for the demo.

  • Install Arduino 1.6.5 from the Arduino website.
  • Start Arduino and open Preferences window.
  • Enter http://arduino.esp8266.com/stable/package_esp8266com_index.json into Additional Board Manager URLs field. You can add multiple URLs, separating them with commas.
  • Open Boards Manager from Tools > Board menu and install esp8266 platform (and don't forget to select your ESP8266 board from Tools > Board menu after installation).
  • You can programming ESP8266 module by choose the board type "NodeMCU V1.0" now.

For ESP8266 With Less Flash Size

For ESP-01 or other modules, they have only 512K or 1M flash.

  • Choose board type "general esp8266 module"
  • Choose correct flash size and spi interface (QIO/DIO)
  • Choose "Reset Method" as "nodemcu"

Have fun!

Setup Arduino IDE for programming ESP32

  • Choose board type "ESP32 Dev Board"