Following the download and installation guide is difficult and confusing. I may request a refund after another try.
What’s the exact problem that you are having? We’re happy to assist.
Are you having problems installing Visual Studio Code?
First off I am more comfortable using the Arduino IDE so I jumped to Module1, Arduino. I think I’m having trouble with installing the filesystem files from the zip’s. I think that their are several “sketch folders” on my computer and that is the problem.
Does that sound reasonable? If so how would you suggest I fix it?
Thank you for your help
I understand that it might be a bit intimidating using VS Code and that you want to use Arduino IDE instead.
In that eBook, we focus more on using VS Code, and the printscreens we have in each project are for VS Code. However, everything is compatible with Arduino IDE as long as you install the filesystem successfully and learn how to upload code and files, as explained in Module1. Nonetheless, I perfectly understand if you want a refund.
Can you tell me what are the exact instructions that you are having trouble with? Are you using a Windows or a MacOS computer?
Thank you for your offer to help me. I have not had trouble in the past but now I discovered that their are several locations on my computer that have Arduino Sketches saved to them. These locations are not the same as the location for sketches shown on the Arduino Preferences screen. Could I just move all of the sketches to the location as shown on the preferences screen to remedy this situation? The location shown on preferences screen is “C:\Users\Owner\Documents\Sketchbook”. I am using a Windows 10 computer.
I was having problems downloading the zip files of libraries and getting them unpacked and moved to the correct location’s. I have done this before but for some reason now I seem to be confused when trying to accomplish this.
Thank you for your assistance.
I’m not sure that I understood your issue.
If you go to the Tools menu in your Arduino IDE, do you have the option “ESP32 Data Sketch Upload”?
If yes. You already have the filesystem uploader plugin installed.
So, it doesn’t matter where your sketches are saved. If you want to upload files to the filesystem, they must be inside the sketch folder you’re working on. It doesn’t matter where the sketch is located.
If you don’t have that option in the Arduino IDE. You need to install the plugin.
To install the plugin, you need to locate where your Arduino IDE is installed.
If you tell me the exact step where you are stuck, it will be easier for me to help.
Hi again Sara,
Can you tell me where to find the correct libraries for an ESP8266MOD board and the settings that should be in the tools of the Arduino IDE?
This may also be part of my problem.
Thank you again
Can you share a link to your board?
There’s an option called Olimex MOD-WiFi-ESP8266(-DEV). I’m not sure if it is for the same board (probably not).
If that doesn’t work, a safe option is the Generic ESP8266 Module.
You don’t need to change any settings besides selecting the board.
If you could share a link to your board, it would be better.
May I ask what book this is as I use video studio code but my book only show use of the Arduino IDE
At the moment, the only eBook that covers VS Code is “Build Web Servers with the ESP32 and ESP8266”.