I purchased a few NodeMCU esp8266 board to start playing around. I can’t seem to get this board connected to the Arduino software IDE. I’ve copied/pasted the error message below. I was testing using the Blink example, but can’t get through without an error compiling for the board.
Arduino: 1.8.12 (Mac OS X), Board: “NodeMCU 1.0 (ESP-12E Module), 80 MHz, Flash, Disabled (new can abort), All SSL ciphers (most compatible), 4MB (FS:2MB OTA:~1019KB), 2, v2 Lower Memory, Serial, None, Only Sketch, 115200”
fork/exec /Users/mark/Library/Arduino15/packages/esp8266/tools/python3/3.7.2-post1/python3: no such file or directory
Error compiling for board NodeMCU 1.0 (ESP-12E Module).
This report would have more information with
“Show verbose output during compilation”
option enabled in File → Preferences.
I edited my preferences to include the url for the ‘additional boards manager URLs’. I have updated the connection settings after selecting the board I’m using 'NodeMCU 1.0 (ESP-12E Module) based on what the manufacturer recommended. I’ve installed the ‘cuSLAD USB-UART’ driver for the USB port. I’ve checked my Mac user/library folder and the Python3 directory seems to exist properly.
Can’t do anything without being able to connect. Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks