WeMos D1 mini (esp8266), specs and IDE configuration – Part 1

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WeMos D1 mini (esp8266) details

I like this device It’s very low cost and effective value WIFI microcontroller.

You can find It here  

Specs

Pinouts

WeMos D1 mini pinout

I think that an interesting thing is that It has more than one Hardware Serial, so you can use Serial for communication with devices and Serial1 D4 (only Transmission) to debug.

Usage

You can download drivers for USB chip here, check you version of D1 mini and click on drivers.

Configure your ide

Than you must configure your Arduino IDE

First you must add esp8266 url descriptor to your IDE
http://arduino.esp8266.com/stable/package_esp8266com_index.json
Go to File –> Preferences and add the url on “Additional Boards Manager URLs”

Add the url on “Additional Boards Manager URLs”

Than you must add new board in Boards Manager

Select board manager

The boards to select is esp8266

Select esp8266 board

Now you can select LOLIN(WEMOS) D1 R2 & mini

WeMos D1 mini select board on Arduino IDE

Now you can upload your sketch.

Thanks

  1. WeMos D1 mini (esp8266), specs and IDE configuration
  2. WeMos D1 mini (esp8266), integrated SPIFFS Filesystem
  3. WeMos D1 mini (esp8266), debug on secondary UART
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