zmemw16 wrote:if you look for adapter plates,you'll find the 12E plate adapter doesn't expose the short edge pins; all the adverts show the ESP12 variant.
sadly that's what you get regardless, although i had placed the order with a message on the topic.
at approx 10p a pop, so now i've 20 of the bleep things.
there's a comment in schematic i have using an ESP-12E, that those pins are dedicated to flash spi and not available to the user. not followed that up as yet.
My rather crude solution:
1) Take an small breadboard (I have one I use for soldering, etc.) and a 6-pin header.
2) Gently start with the 2 inside pins (3 & 4) bending them to match the ESP8266-12E
3) Continue with pins 2 & 5
4) Continue with pins 1 & 6 being careful to bend sideways and vertical
5) Tin the header pins and fill the fillets on the ESP8266-12E with solder. Use extra flux if necessary.
6) Using a board clamp or 3-arm, solder the header vertically to the ESP8266-12E
7) Inspect that the pins are in the fillets and that you have no bridged pins and that no solder has reached between the pins and the tin-can shield on the ESP8266.
8) Use an industrial quick-set epoxy to fill between the header pins. A toothpick will assist you to make certain that the fillet of epoxy covers the solder fillets, the pins, and back to the tin-can shield and up to the header spacer.
High res pixs:
The 6-pin header bent to mate with the ESP module
Header affixed as a vertical connector for use with Dupont female cables