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How to Install NodeMCU-ESP to Arduino IDE

Install NodeMCU-ESP to Arduino IDE

The ESP8266 and ESP32 are popular microcontrollers that can be added to the Arduino IDE, allowing you to write code for them using the Arduino programming language. Here are the general steps to add ESP support to the Arduino IDE:

  1. Install the Arduino IDE: Make sure you have the latest version of the Arduino IDE installed on your computer.

  2. Add the ESP Board Manager URL: Open the Arduino IDE and go to File > Preferences. In the Additional Boards Manager URLs field, add the URL for the ESP board manager: for ESP8266 or for ESP32.

  3. Install the ESP Board Package: Go to Tools > Board > Boards Manager, search for ESP8266 or ESP32 and select the latest version. Then click on the "Install" button to install the package.

  4. Select the ESP board: Go to Tools > Board and select the ESP board you want to use (e.g. "ESP8266 NodeMCU 1.0" or "ESP32 Dev Module").

  5. Select the serial port: Go to Tools > Port and select the serial port that the ESP board is connected to.

  6. Upload the code: You can now write code for the ESP board in the Arduino IDE and upload it to the board.

Please note that the steps may vary depending on the version of the Arduino IDE you're using and the specific ESP board you're using.

It's also worth noting that the ESP8266 and ESP32 have different pinouts, so make sure to use the correct pinout when connecting sensors, actuators and other devices.

If you have any trouble while adding the ESP support, it would be best to check the official documentation and guides provided by the manufacturer of your ESP board.

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