New user here. How's it going?
I've been trying the past couple of days to get this working - but just can't seem to figure it out. I got one of those ELEGOO car kits off amazon, and the board shield is some V3.0 car shield.
I've managed to flash the ESP8266 so that it shows as an access point, connects to my router. I followed this tutorial here - https://medium.com/@imkiran/connecting-johnny-five-arduino-raspberry-pi-etc-over-wifi-to-the-pc-using-esp8266-a10348fdb300
It comes with some crappy clone hc-08, that can't flash or connect to be used as COM-PORT so that I can control it wirelessly, unless I am mistaken?
Anyways, when I run the JohnnyFive code at the bottom. I can connect to the ESP8266, but it never fires the board.on('ready'....
I get this response
1535487241775 SerialPort Connecting to host:port: 192.168.0.21:41234
Now... when I take out the shield and connect the ESP8266 directly to the uno tx/rx - 3.3v/gnd it fires off just fine, then enters the repl.