MicroPython is a great way to get the most of your ESP8266 board, and, the ESP8266 chip is a great platform for using MicroPython!

This article is for accomodated users with the board, and also can be a quick guide for beginers. First of all, download the firmware for the ESP8266 from

Install Python on your desktop, mine is a Windows10, then proceed to verify or install the required tools:

PIP is a package manager for Python and likely to be included already in your Python installation.

Install the esptool and run the commands to erase and burn the image on the chip:


In my case, the ESP bord is at COM3 serial port.

To connect to your ESP, you can use uPyCraft IDE from uPyCraft IDE (see the links below). For Mac, you can use ThonnyIDE.

Now, let’s see some blinking leds action:

Create main.py file and then hit the button “Download and Run”


From now on, with this setup, we will set the wifi connection, add some temperature sensors, pressure – and then the plan is to use the blynk app!


Happy blinking!


Where to buy:



Install uPyCraft IDE – Windows PC Instructions

Getting Started with Thonny MicroPython (Python) IDE for ESP32 and ESP8266

MicroPython on ESP8266
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