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microPython and the ESP

Flush with success at writing trivial code on NEO platform to control lights and displays, in Python, I thought I’d have a go at microPython on the ESP8266 and the ESP32.

Getting this working on the ESP8266 was trivial as the binary files start at zero – so really you just have to use your favourite tool to flash the chip (this is not the place to teach anyone how to flash chips incidentally).

I grabbed the binary file for the ESP8266 from here and set my  usual programming software to start at location 0, rebooted the board, hooked up a serial interface at 115KBaud and pressed reset.

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