Note: For Wemos D1 mini (Clone) (see Part list) you need the
# Flashing (Windows)
To flash the Wemos D1 Mini (or simillar ESP8266 board) we use the ESPEasy Flasher for simplicity. After unpacking the ESPEasy_Flasher.zip only the current
firmware_XXX.bin must be copied into the folder of the ESPEasy Flasher.
Now we have two dropdown menus after starting the FlashESP8266.exe:
Here you have to select the port where you have connected your Wemos D1 mini (or simillar ESP8266 board).
Now here we have two items the
CleanFlash.binHas the task to zero the complete flash of the ESP, which can be very helpful if the ESP was already used for other projects and makes problems with the current project (e.g. no hotspot opens)
firmware_XXX.binIs the firmware of the PixelIt 😃
Now you just have to press the Flash button and wait a bit.
# Flashing (macOS)
# Install esptool
Install esptool (e.g. via homebrew)
brew install esptool
# Find your board
Connect your board via USB, and get the device address by running:
This should output something like:
# Erase and flash the firmware
esptool.py --port /dev/tty.XXX erase_flash
esptool.py --port /dev/tty.XXX --baud 1000000 write_flash --flash_size=4MB -fm dio 0 firmware_XXX.bin
After flashing, the PixelIt should now set up its own WiFi AccessPoint (SSID:
PIXELIT). If you have connected to this AP, you can enter and save the WiFi data of your network. If everything has worked and the PixelIt is connected to the WiFi and the Internet, you should now see a time.
Now the next step should be to look at the Tools to see the available options for creating ads (most called Screens here).