- Install the Arduino IDE (Integrated development environment). This is whereYou can download it for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux here.
Detailed instructions can be found below:New to the Arduino IDE?
If you are completely unfamiliar with the Arduino IDE, watch this video here to give you a better understanding of how it works.
- Start the Arduino application and open
http://arduino.esp8266.com/stable/package_esp8266com_index.jsoninto the Additional Board Manager URLs. If you need more than one, they can be separated with commas
- Go to
Tools > Board > Boards Manager
- Search for
esp8266. When found, click
- Select your ESP8266 board type by going to
Tools > Board, then choosing your type. For this example, you can use
NodeMCU 1.0 (ESP-12E Module)
- Check that
Upload Speedis set to
- Select the correct port for the board
For the ESP 8266, the port names tend to have unusual names, e.g: On Mac OS:
/dev/cu.SLAB_USB_toUART On Windows:
Com3 On Linux
If your port is not showing up, you need to install USB to UART Bridge VCP drivers. To do so, go here, then download and install the drivers for your operating system.After installing the drivers, restart the Arduino IDE.Note for Mac users
You may need to install the driver twice for it to work, as the first install will just remove the existing driver.Charge-only USB cables
Another cause of the port not showing up could be the USB cable - make sure that the cable you're using is not a charge-only cable, and that it isn't faulty.Create the Sketch
- Click on
File > Newto create a new Sketch
- Copy and paste the PublishEvent.ino example code below. You can also view it on GitHub here. In that directly you will see how to publish both Events and Locations
Replace the values of the following variables:
ssid- with your WiFi network name.
password- with your WiFi network password.
device_secret_keywith your device secret key from the Wia Dashboard (the one that begins with
- Go to
Sketch > Uploadto send it to your ESP8266.
Now go to your device in the Wia dashboard and you should see the data appearing in the debugger.
If you encounter an error like the one denoted in the image below, check if your board and port are correctly set in the