I am buying an ESP8266 and the plan is to control it serially from an Arduino. I am going to use a voltage divider(Using a voltage divider is temporary and I know the cons of using voltage dividers).
I calculated out the values of the voltage divider and I am going to use 220 ohm and 440 ohm value resistors to get 3.3 volts and 250 ma from the Arduino 5v pin so I can power vcc and ch_pd on the ESP8266.
The question is do I need to use a separate voltage divider to connect Arduino TX to ESP8266 RX and Arduino RX to ESP8266 TX. Or will it be safe to connect RX and TX directly to Arduino RX and TX.
Honestly I am extremely new to this and I don't even know if I am going at this right. If I am tell me.