This is my first time trying to use a ESP8266-01 so any suggestions as to how to resolve this problem would be appreciated.
I want to use a ESP8266-01 for my NTP project. I put together a small circuit for programming the ESP-01 with the Arduino UNO. My understanding is that you have to connect the RST to GND in order to upload code to the ESP-01 so I installed a small switch to do this. To test the programmer, I uploaded the Blink example code and it uploaded fine and the blue LED in the ESP-01 started blinking.
The problem that I’m having is that, if the Arduino is rebooted, the code in the ESP-01 seems to have been lost because, while the green LED on the Arduino will begin to blink, The LED on the ESP-01 no longer blinks. To get the LED on the ESP-01 to start blinking again the code has to be uploaded again, which is no good for my project.
Any suggestions or insight as to how to remedy this is appreciated.