I am building a test IOT architecture. At the moment I do have a NodeMCU "Amica" V1 module (more will come) and some ESP-01. I have not yet tried to flash the ESP-01 because the MCU is just so user friendly, while buying 6 MCU is more pricey than .
I was wondering, if I do de-solder the ESP-12 from the NodeMCU and then connect a female receptacle for the ESP-01 to the now empty MCU breakout board, would i be able to flash the ESP-01 from the Arduino IDE? Would it maintain the automatic Reset and Flash pulls (as on the stock ESP-12)? Will it also work with a pogo-pin assembly to flash other ESP-07/12 ?
Approximate answers and thoughts are well accepted, thank you very much.