Python is one of the most widely used, simple and easy-to-learn programming languages around. MicroPython is a lean implementation of the Python 3 programming language that has been pared down to run efficiently on microcontrollers.
MakePython ESP8266 is preloaded with MicroPython, simple and suitable for beginners to learn the basic programming with MicroPython, Of course, users can free to change it to make it work with other platforms such as Arduino/GCC.
- Wi-Fi Protocols: 802.11b/g/n, 802.11 n support(2.4GHz), up to 72.2Mbps
- Wi-Fi Frequency range: 2.4GHz ~ 2.5GHz
- CPU: Tensilica L106 32-bit processor
- Module interface: UART/SPI/SDIO/I2C/I2S/IR Remote Control/GPIO/ADC/PWM/LED Light & Button
- RAM: 50KB
- Integrated crystal: 26MHz crystal
- Integrated SPI flash: 4MB
- Power supply: 5V, integrate 5V-to-3.3V LDO
- Operating current: Average 80 mA
- Minimum current delivered by power supply: 500 mA
- OLED: 1.3inch SSD1306/SSD1315
- Recommended operation temperature range: --40℃ ~ +85℃
- Board size: 70*32.6mm
- Moisture sensitivity level(MSL): Level 3
|Pin||Default||SPI Boot(Running Mode)||Download Boot(Download Mode)|
1.1Installing uPyCraft IDE
- Click this link to download uPyCraft IDE for Windows:
Connect MakePython ESP8266 to your computer through an USB cable, follow the steps:
- Tools > Board and select the esp8266:
- Go to Tools > Serial and select the com port your ESP is connected to(download the USB driver at: CP210x USB)
- Press the Connect button to establish a serial communication with your board.
MakePython ESP8266 Projects
Project_1: Ultrasonic Ranging
We use the HC-SR04 Module at:
- Sensor Connection
- Connect the simple sensor to ESP8266 boards as following:
|HC-SR04 Pins||MakePython ESP8266 Pins|
Connect MakePython ESP8266 to your computer through an USB cable.
- Download the ssd1306.py and hcsr04.py driver library from here：Code
- File > open and select the ssd1306.py and hcsr04.py
- Click on the right to DownloadAndRun
- Download the sample code: hc_sr04.py
- File > open and select the hc_sr04.py, then click DownloadAndRun
Project_2: Web Server Control LED
Click to download the Socket_LED.py file.
open the file and modify the 'SSID' and 'PASSWORD' to local WIF and password:
SSID = "Makerfabs" #Modify here with SSID PASSWORD = "20160704" #Modify here with PWD
After saving and clicking run, you can see network config, followed by the IP/netmask/gw/DNS address of the interface:
Enter the IP address printed from the serial port in any browser, with any computer in the same WIFI, to control the LED on/off:
When you click 'ON' with the mouse, the LED will turn on, and when you click off, the LED will turn off：
You can list your questions here or contact with firstname.lastname@example.org for technology support.