Is there Ampy alternative?

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Is there Ampy alternative?

Post by lazarvgd » Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:51 pm

Hi there,

Recently I have reported that I am getting some problems with ampy when I pushing files to the esp board.

Today I got the answer on GitHub, from Adafruit, that they no longer want to maintain the ampy project and it can be forked if somebody wants to contine development.

Please read whole discuasion ... -456183958


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Re: Is there Ampy alternative?

Post by Roberthh » Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:28 am

Many alternatives, like Dave Hylands rshell.
Any quite a few IDE like environments.

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Re: Is there Ampy alternative?

Post by mcauser » Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:33 am

I used to have a lot of intermittent problems using ampy with my esp8266s.
Fixed by adding this line to my ~/.bash_profile:

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export AMPY_DELAY=0.5
Also, added this to save typing --port each time:

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export AMPY_PORT=/dev/tty.wchusbserial1420
And because my MacBook has multiple usb ports, I added aliases to switch the environment variable:

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alias ampy1='export AMPY_PORT=/dev/tty.wchusbserial1410'
alias ampy2='export AMPY_PORT=/dev/tty.wchusbserial1420'
alias ampy32='export AMPY_PORT=/dev/tty.SLAB_USBtoUART'
My esp32 always shows up as /dev/tty.SLAB_USBtoUART, regardless of which usb port I use.

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Re: Is there Ampy alternative?

Post by devxpy » Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:27 pm

I have taken over the development of Ampy for the meantime. That issue you mentioned has been re-opened.

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Re: Is there Ampy alternative?

Post by mattyt » Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:02 am

Glad you could take over development of Ampy, devxpy - thanks! It's a useful tool.

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Re: Is there Ampy alternative?

Post by Deedee » Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:19 am

I'd like to mention that EsPy from is a quite nice all-in-one for Win users and ESP8266 uPy
I like the embedded esptool and filemanager.

For beginners new Thonny release from supports script upload to ESP as well.

so no need for command line typing ;) :D


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Re: Is there Ampy alternative?

Post by ptranter » Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:35 am

Are you aware of uPycraft - all in one ide/programmer software, freely downloadable.

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