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jimbrodle

The Web Editor indicates a connection to a board at Port2 using the CP210x USB driver (as indicated in Windows 10 Device Manager, but the Arduino Huzzah32 feather board is not listed to select. From what I have read, when using Web Editor the connection should be automatic when a supported board is connected.  I need help!

ballscrewbob

But you would have to post this in the web editor section to be sure !

And there are not many ADA boards in the board list for CREATE...
Your best bet is to add your request to the wish list thread there.

It may not be the answer you were looking for but its the one I am giving based on either experience, educated guess, google or the fact that you gave nothing to go with in the first place so I used my wonky crystal ball.

pert


ieee488

#3
Mar 13, 2018, 04:59 pm Last Edit: Mar 13, 2018, 04:59 pm by ieee488
You can use the board with the regular Arduino IDE downloaded from:
http://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software
Of course, he could but insists on using the Web Editor for some reason.


jimbrodle

Initially I opted to download and install the Arduino IDE 1.8.5, but ran into the "board not listed" problem which I attributed to not getting everything right in the install. Then I decided to try the  WEB IDE since it claimed to make it much "easier", but it didn't get me past my problem. 

Based on the forum help from ballscrewbob I have gone back to the non-web IDE install, was much more diligent/persistent with "Steps to install Arduino ESP32 support on Windows" from github, and I think I have gotten thru all the steps as shown, except step 4 says to plug in your EXP32 board and wait for the drivers to install, but then also includes: "(or install manually any that might be required)", which is strange since these "accurate" steps should have at least taken care of the driver part.  In any case, when I plug in the board, start the Arduino IDE, and then under step 6 try to select my board in Tools, I still can't find it. Going up to the Board Manager and searching further also doesn't help.

So, obviously, somewhere in the install I don't have something right.  Another piece of info is that my Arduino Huzzah32 feather is only plugged into the USB cable, powered from there, and it not connected to anything in any other way, but that shouldn't be a problem. Oh, one other item is that when "board info" is selected under tools, it returns: "BN: unknown board, VID: 10C4, PID: EA60, S/N: upload any sketch to obtain it". Trying to upload a sketch fails.

ballscrewbob

#5
Mar 13, 2018, 08:41 pm Last Edit: Mar 13, 2018, 08:41 pm by ballscrewbob
Once the IDE is installed (regular desktop) then you also have to add the boards cores via BOARD MANAGER.

You may also have to add the URL in the ADDITIONAL URL section of preferences PRIOR to that.

Code: [Select]

http://arduino.esp8266.com/stable/package_esp8266com_index.json



It may not be the answer you were looking for but its the one I am giving based on either experience, educated guess, google or the fact that you gave nothing to go with in the first place so I used my wonky crystal ball.

jimbrodle

I have found the solution.  I needed to change the Arduino IDE's preferences/sketch location from a previous git install location to the location I created specifically for the Arduino ESP32 support on Windows. This changed things so the IDE listed the ESP32 boards, which took care of my forum problem. Just for info, after uploading the simple blink sketch which did work, the info under "tools/board info' still returns "BN: unknown board, VID: 10C4, PID: EA60, S/N: upload any sketch to obtain it", but I can live with that.

Thanks to all who looked at this and took the time to comment and help.

pert

Once the IDE is installed (regular desktop) then you also have to add the boards cores via BOARD MANAGER.

You may also have to add the URL in the ADDITIONAL URL section of preferences PRIOR to that.

Code: [Select]

http://arduino.esp8266.com/stable/package_esp8266com_index.json

The HUZZAH32 is an ESP32 board, not ESP8266. ESP32 does not currently offer Boards Manager installation support. It's a much more complicated installation process. It's a shame they haven't done Boards Manager yet, since it would have prevented all the problems jimbrodle encountered. I think Espressif is really shooting themselves in the foot by lagging so hard on proper Arduino support for the ESP32. Well at least jimbrodle got it working finally and learned something about the sketchbook location at the same time!

ballscrewbob

I know but its not just Expressif holding things back.

If you have ESP's installed and then call board manager and ask for the Huzzah it will bring it up under the general ESP core.

Arduino really need to pull thier finger out too.
It may not be the answer you were looking for but its the one I am giving based on either experience, educated guess, google or the fact that you gave nothing to go with in the first place so I used my wonky crystal ball.

pert

I know but its not just Expressif holding things back.
What else is holding things back?

If you have ESP's installed and then call board manager and ask for the Huzzah it will bring it up under the general ESP core.
That's the Adafruit Feather HUZZAH ESP8266. It's a completely different board.

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