Hello, I’m new here and I have a question concerning the flashing of an ESP8266 described in “ITEAD Sonoff switches and sockets - cheap ESP8266 Wifi+MQTT hardware” (this one).
I’m not sure if this ist the right place to ask for help, if not tell me
I have tried PlatformIO and the Arduino IDE.
I followed every step in the tutorial, deleted everything after it did not worked and redid every step.
File "c:\.pioidepenv\lib\site-packages\platformio\managers\package.py", line 291, in download
fd = FileDownloader(url, dest_dir)
File "c:\.pioidepenv\lib\site-packages\platformio\downloader.py", line 51, in __init__
File "c:\.pioidepenv\lib\ntpath.py", line 85, in join
result_path = result_path + p_path
UnicodeDecodeError: 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xf6 in position 13: ordinal not in range(128)
and some more before.
Arduino IDE says that Header files are missing.
Since this is the first time I used PlatformIO I don’t know how to go on. With the Arduino IDE I tried diffrent versions and also copied the header files from elsewhere but it did not work. I have no idea what to do next so I created an accout to ask the community
Thanks for your help