CircuitPython on the ESP8266

Jan 8, 2019 micro-controller circuit-python

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I’ve been enjoying circuit-python on my Hallowing and Circuit Playground Express boards but don’t really want to tie those up with any long term projects, so I decided to dust off my old ESP8266 Feather Huzzah to see if I could get that running circuit-python as well. Because it lacks built-in USB support, the Huzzah is a little more complicated to get going but really not bad as long as you don’t mind the command line.

I’m using Windows 10, but a similar process will work on other operating systems.

Steps to get setup:

Make use of esptool to get the board setup

Then use ampy to move files back and forth

Some examples:

Here’s a diagram of the pinouts for the Feather Huzzah ESP8266