I am working on connecting my esp8266 module to a FEZ Spider (socket 11 - type PUY).
The odd symptom is when I pull the pin CH_PD high (3.3v) the FEZ Spider stops responding
to all commands when connected to the debugger. It looks like it powers down.
If I leave the pin to float the esp8266 seems to power up fine (the power button is illuminated)
I have read that the esp8266 draws high current so I have tried this with all other devices disconnected.
I have flashed netmf 4.3 to the spider and it is working just fine with other devices.
I should mention I am not using Gadgeteer .