I built an IoT WiFi development board called “WiThumb” and am running a campaign on KickStarter to make WiThumb available to more people.
One of the frequently asked question is whether it runs MicroPython. So, I decided to give it a try.
My first attempt is to run “Hello World”. Upon doing some research, I stumbled upon a great tutorial published by Adafruit. For those who wants to know all the details, please check out this page:
MicroPython Firmware for ESP8266
For me, I simply do the followings to flash the pre-compiled firmware.
- Download the pre-compiled micropython firmware for ESP8266 from here
- Unzip the firmware and use ESP8266 Flasher to flash WiThumb
In this first trial, I used the Serial Monitor from Arduino IDE to issue commands manually.
By typing in the followings, it prints the Hello World for me from WiThumb
In the near future, I will try to test out the WiFi and temperature sensor that are part of WiThumb. Stay tuned.