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ESP8266 Internet of Things Cookbook

By : Marco Schwartz
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ESP8266 Internet of Things Cookbook

By: Marco Schwartz

Overview of this book

The ESP8266 Wi-Fi Module is a self contained System on Chip (SOC) with an integrated TCP/IP protocol stack and can give any microcontroller access to your Wi-Fi network. It is capable of either hosting an application or offloading all Wi-Fi networking functions from another application processor. This book contains practical recipes that will help you master all ESP8266 functionalities. You will start by configuring and customizing the chip in line with your requirements. Then you will focus on core topics such as on-board processing, sensors, GPIOs, programming, networking, integration with external components, and so on. We will also teach you how to leverage Arduino using the ESP8266 and you'll learn about its libraries, file system, OTA updates, and so on. The book also provide recipes on web servers, testing, connecting with the cloud, and troubleshooting techniques. Programming aspects include MicroPython and how to leverage it to get started with the ESP8266. Towards the end, we will use these concepts and create an interesting project (IOT). By the end of the book, readers will be proficient enough to use the ESP8266 board efficiently.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
ESP8266 Internet of Things Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback

Dimming an LED

In this section, we are going to look at how to dim an LED using the analog output function. This will involve controlling the brightness of an LED that is attached to one of the GPIO pins of the ESP8266.

Getting ready

You will need an ESP8266 board and a USB cable to do this tutorial. There will also be some additional components required for this project. They include:

Start by mounting the LED onto the breadboard. Connect one end of the 220 Ω resistor to the positive leg of the LED (the positive leg of an LED is usually the taller one of the two legs). Connect the other end of the resistor to another rail of the breadboard and connect one end of the jumper wire to that rail and the other end of the jumper wire to pin 4 of the ESP8266 board. Take another jumper wire and connect one of its ends to the negative leg of the LED and connect the other end to the...