I have been trying to get ESP8266 WIFI module (ESP-12E) to connect to Raspberry PI 3 serial port, but I've tried everything I could think of, but still can't get it to connect.
I have connected it directly to Raspberry Pi 3 the following way:
I followed this datasheet: http://www.kloppenborg.net/images/blog/esp8266/esp8266-esp12e-specs.pdf
MODE GPIO15 GPIO0 GPIO2 UART Low Low High Flash Boot Low High High
So far so good, but when I apply the power, nothing happens and when I touch the module, I can feel that it's warm. If I disconnect the GPIO2 pin, the blue LED blinks once on power up, but according to the manual, it should blink twice. Manual also states that there should be a red LED, which apparently doesn't exist for this version.
- I ran raspi-config and disabled "Login shell over serial"
- I edited /boot/config.txt and added "enable_uart=1"
I edited /boot/cmdline.txt and it currently looks like this:
dwc_otg.lpm_enable=0 console=tty1 root=/dev/mmcblk0p2 rootfstype=ext4 elevator=deadline fsck.repair=yes rootwait
dmesg | grep tty returns:
Kernel command line: 8250.nr_uarts=1 dma.dmachans=0x7f35 bcm2708_fb.fbwidth=656 bcm2708_fb.fbheight=416 bcm2709.boardrev=0xa02082 bcm2709.serial=0x99a45a3 smsc95xx.macaddr=B8:27:EB:9A:45:A3 bcm2708_fb.fbswap=1 bcm2709.uart_clock=48000000 vc_mem.mem_base=0x3dc00000 vc_mem.mem_size=0x3f000000 dwc_otg.lpm_enable=0 console=tty1 root=/dev/mmcblk0p2 rootfstype=ext4 elevator=deadline fsck.repair=yes rootwait console [tty1] enabled 3f215040.uart: ttyS0 at MMIO 0x3f215040 (irq = 59, base_baud = 31250000) is a 16550 3f201000.uart: ttyAMA0 at MMIO 0x3f201000 (irq = 87, base_baud = 0) is a PL011 rev2 systemd: Starting system-getty.slice. systemd: Created slice system-getty.slice.
Finally I tried to connect using the following commands:
picocom /dev/ttyAMA0 -b 9600 picocom /dev/ttyAMA0 -b 57600 picocom /dev/ttyAMA0 -b 76800 picocom /dev/ttyAMA0 -b 115200 picocom /dev/ttyS0 -b 9600 picocom /dev/ttyS0 -b 57600 picocom /dev/ttyS0 -b 76800 picocom /dev/ttyS0 -b 115200
But I can't type anything and when I restart the ESP8266, I see the blue LED blinking once (if GPIO2 is disconnected), but no data. Any ideas what am I doing wrong? Thanks!