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    Question Renard ESP Firmware

    I have not given up on running my SS Renards wireless.

    I have a bunch of Bill Porter boards and one hacked board to run the ESPPixelStick firmware native in serial mode.

    Is GitHub the latest firmware to try?

    https://github.com/forkineye/ESPixelStick

    Does the firmware still load on 1MB ESP's?

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    Default Re: Renard ESP Firmware

    If memory serves me correctly, Bill Porter designed the Renard ESP board and the firmware to use it, and he used the ESP's TX pin as the data output from the ESP module. Shelby's firmware uses the GPIO2 pin instead. You'll have to either use Bill's version of the firmware or hack the board to use Shelby's version.

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    Default Re: Renard ESP Firmware

    The latest Firmware by Shelby w/ his flash tool is here and it does use the GPIO2 pin so you would need to modify Bill's boards

    For Bill's latest Firmware, based on Shelby's v2.1 code w/ Flash tool, but using the TX pin, you can download it here
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    Default Re: Renard ESP Firmware

    Does anybody have details on how to hack Bill's board? I've seen several references on people hacking to use GPIO2, but no in depth look at the process.

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    Default Re: Renard ESP Firmware

    Quote Originally Posted by slug View Post
    Does anybody have details on how to hack Bill's board? I've seen several references on people hacking to use GPIO2, but no in depth look at the process.
    There is one trace on the front side you cut. Then on the back side solder a jumper wire from the GPIO2 I think? to the TX.
    ESP_Hack02.jpg

    ESP_Hack01.jpg

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    Default Re: Renard ESP Firmware

    Great. Thank you. I'll sacrifice one of the boards to see if it works.

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    Default Re: Renard ESP Firmware

    This might help too.
    board1.pdf

    board2.pdf

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    Default Re: Renard ESP Firmware

    Which firmware works with the ESP pixel Pops board?
    That's a feature not a bug.
    There's no charge for that.

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    Default Re: Renard ESP Firmware

    Shelby's ESPixelstick firmware.

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