problem operating ESPcopter

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Sheyi Akinso asked 6 months ago

I recently recieved a couple of ESPcopters and I tried operating it on blockly but the “take off” function does seem to work. I tried the sample code arragement but it still wasnt working. I tried it using Arduino too but i kept getting series of errors like:
“raise FatalError(‘Failed to connect to %s: %s’ % (self.CHIP_NAME, last_error))
esptool.FatalError: Failed to connect to ESP8266: Timed out waiting for packet header
esptool.FatalError: Failed to connect to ESP8266: Timed out waiting for packet header”
Please help!

1 Answers
metehanemlik Staff answered 5 months ago

hello,
 
to use take-off block you need to connect the optical flow module to espcopter correctly. Please check it  
 
For Arduino error.. Looks like your computer is not recognizing the espcopter as a com port.
 
The problem might be following subjects 
 

  • You should connect espcopter via usb cable and espcopter should be turned on. Be sure cample is fine 
  • You need to install the cp2102 driver program to your computer. Otherwise, it will not work recognize
  • You may select the wrong com port. Try other com port