Arduino and ESP8266-01shield set up


Is there anyone using a ESP8266-01 as a shield, lots of set ups on the web, some refering to using a “Token” plus lots of different ways to connect but I still have not succeeded.

There seems to be no updates on the subject since 2018 on the Forum, I have followed the suggested set ups within by to no avail.

An advice appreciated.



this is the code you need to use for esp as shield
Though it is not stable with arduino uno.

Hello Shamik

Many thanks for your reply, I have used the sketch using a UNO with no success and have burned a couple of ESP-01’ s in the process, I did not use a regulator on the RX line and so put 5V through the ESP… learn by your mistakes I think is the quote.

Onwards and upwards onto using a Mega and see if I can achieve success, I have a ESP MCU 12 Running quite successfully so am only experimenting with the shield idea.



i have been through this also, it is good to learn from our own mistake.