Is there new firmware out for the ESP8266? You bet.
The new Espressif AT code is out for the ESP8266 boards – this I understand is largely a development of the code they had me testing a week or so ago but there is new stuff in there – only one problem – here is the code – but the instructions for loading the BIN files indicate using only 3 files – and they DO seem to work.. which begs the question what are the others for?
This is a major update – the BUSY is still there and still unexplained but like the test version I had, it’s not a show stopper any more.
This does leave me with some questions however here’s the code. There is a transparent SERVER mode but as far as I can tell no transparent LISTENER mode – and yet that surely would be the most obvious use – if you’re using a micro to talk to this board, then you might want a mobile device to send instructions… and have responses sent back… it would be the LISTENER mode that would allow that as the mobile would always initiate the conversation.
There is also the ability to set the Soft Access point NAME – but it doesn’t work properly – it adds a “0” on the end – it’s still usable but that needs fixing.
Anyone any thoughts on that, have I missed something?