ESP 8266 ON FLOWCODE 9 ?

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ESP 8266 ON FLOWCODE 9 ?

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I'd like to be able to use ESP 8266 with flowcode 9. Thanks Alessandro

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Re: ESP 8266 ON FLOWCODE 9 ?

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Hello,

You can use the ESP8266 as a slave to a microcontroller but we don't currently support the ESP8266 as a target microcontroller, just the ESP32 at the moment.

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Re: ESP 8266 ON FLOWCODE 9 ?

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But it is possible to have it in the future perhaps integrated to the Esp32. I know that Esp32 is a very powerful card but for simple things an Esp 8266 is enough. Thanks Alessandro.

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Re: ESP 8266 ON FLOWCODE 9 ?

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Hello,

ESP8266 requires a completely seperate toolchain and even Espresiff don't recomment you use the 8266 toolchain on Windows. We tried and found it was a lot more difficult then it should be. This combined with the fact that the code bases are not compatible means its very tricky and not commercially viable. Also the price difference between the ESP32 and the ESP8266 is very small so it makes sense to use the ESP32 where possible.

So no at the moment we don't have any plans to include the ESP8266 as a Flowcode target.

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