Download the current version (MAVLink V2) from here: Firmware version 1.2.2
Download the legacy version (MAVLink V1) from here: Firmware version 1.1.1
ESP8266 WiFi Access Point and MavLink Bridge
The build enviroment is based on PlatformIO. Follow the instructions found here: http://platformio.org/#!/get-started (only tested on Mac OS) for installing it but skip the
platform init step as this has already been done, modified and it is included in this repository. In summary:
brew install platformio git clone --recursive https://github.com/dogmaphobic/mavesp8266.git cd mavesp8266 platformio run
When you run
platformio run for the first time, it will download the toolchains and all necessary libraries automatically.
platformio run- process/build all targets
platformio run -e esp12e- process/build just the ESP12e target (the NodeMcu v2, Adafruit HUZZAH, etc.)
platformio run -e esp12e -t upload- build and upload firmware to embedded board
platformio run -t clean- clean project (remove compiled files)
The resulting image(s) can be found in the directory
.pioenvs created during the build process.
git clone --recursive above not only cloned the MavESP8266 repository but it also installed the dependent MavLink sub-module. To upated the module (when needed), use the command:
git submodule update --init
Wiring it up
- Resetting to Defaults: In case you change the parameters and get locked out of the module, all the parameters can be reset by bringing the GPIO02 pin low (Connect GPIO02 pin to GND pin).
The MavESP8266 handles its own set of parameters and commands. Look at the PARAMETERS page for more information.
There are some preliminary URLs that can be used for checking the WiFi Bridge status as well as updating firmware and changing parameters. You can find it here.