[This post has been updated] I’m going to see if I can create a reusable harness to press-fit wires onto the chip for re-flashing. No idea if this will work, but don’t want to destroy the bulb to get the WiFi module out.
Following these specs: https://fccid.io/2ANDL-TYWE3L/User-Manual/User-Manual-3894982
UPDATE: Darn it, my FTDI module is 5v. That’s put the breaks on for a bit.
UPDATE: Couldn’t decide on whether to us laser cutter or 3d printer to make wireing harness, then remembered that I didn’t have either. So after trying to make one by hand with card and a knife, I gave up and soldered the wires by hand:
UPDATE: Tried to flash, used RPi as a 3.3v PSU (bad idea?) I can power the chip and see it in the Gemio app, I can power chip with GPIO0 pulled to ground, I can no longer see it in app and I see garbage on the serial line. But no matter what I do I can’t get it to flash. The TX lights flash on my FTDI but nothing comes back and it fails. If anyone can help that would be awesome. @afalzon