I’m sure I am making a rookie mistake, but I just received my first ESP8266s and wanted to start playing with ESPHome. I installed the addon for Hass.io, created the first node, but am unable to get hassio see the device so I can select and flash it for the first time (after that over the air can be used as I understand it).
I am running Hassio on an RPI3 and the only options it sees is the over the air and the USB stick plugged in with the Zigbee2MQTT controller.
I have tried:
- changing USB cables
- changing USB ports in the RPI
- pressing the flash button on the ESP.
- restarting the addon when doing the above as per the documentation to allow the USB to be seen (although I don’t even see it in the hardware button in the supervisor section).
Is there something basic I forget? I know you can flash through the Arduino IDE, but I’d not be sure how to do that if you are using the ESPHome module and not traditional MQTT protocol to integrate with Home Assistant as the file generated by ESPHome uses us a YAML file, so I am under the impression that I can only flash through the ESPHome module on the RPI… not?
Thanks for any guidance from a newbee in this journey… Eager to get started, to learn more and help others!