You could probably use the terminal for a whole range of things but basically I put this together for my own use. I’d started programming up ESP-01 WIFI modules and I was messing around with the Lua Interpreter (all links available in previous blogs).
I was also trying out AT commands as well and the existing serial terminals were driving me mad. In addition the Lua interpreter gets upset if you fire lines at it too quickly so I needed a delay between every line going out.
Playing around with the ESP8266 modules is great fun but while the firmware packages are still in their early state, it is vital to test code to death and without the right serial terminal this can get very tiring, very quickly. With the latest version of the terminal you can quickly save and load (also append) snippets of code from standard Windows text files or save in a scratchpad editor for copy and paste operations. There is also a small panel with autocomplete featuring often used Lua and AT commands.
- Simple 2-panel serial terminal with selectable port, baud rate and line delay
- Windows operation, familiar to millions
- Pop up help
- Lua-assisting feature to add writeline wrapper around functions once a file open has been declared (optional)
- Clear buttons for both panels
- Character indicators for both panels
- Send block directly to serial bypassing the input panel
- Connection indicator
- Easy updating via my Dropbox link – always grab the latest version
- New, larger input and output panels
- File load, append and save
- Non-volatile notepad for quickly saving snippets
- Auto-clear destination window before sending more (optional)
- Status indicators
- Library of auto-complete help oriented to Lua and AT Command sets for ESP8266
Warranty and Support
- None. It breaks your computer, don’t gripe. Feel free to make helpful suggestions for improvement however. Get the installer here – use again to over-write old versions. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/82842bsd57fj007/AABksOmCUHR625VfOQVnJNKia?dl=0
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