I bought a couple of "ESP8266-Pro" micro-controllers from a Chinese company named RobotDyn. There's no real documentation with them, but I've bought a lot of other stuff from them in the past that worked out really well, so I took a chance.
After some work, I am finally able to program the board with the Arduino IDE 1.8.1.
The problem is that I am unable to get the serial monitor working to see what's going on with the code.
What do I need to do to get this to work, or is it simply not possible? In order to program the board, I need to connect EN to VIN, and both IO0 and IO15 to GND. I assume I have to disconnect that to actually run the board after programming, but I don't know and haven't gotten anything to work yet.
Here's a photo of the board hooked up for programming. What do I need to do to restart it with the serial monitor working?