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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

Introduction to MicroPython on the ESP8266

One way you can get the most out of your ESP8266 is by using MicroPython. Also, the ESP8266 module is one of the best platforms on which to learn how to use MicroPython. This is because the ESP8266 provides simple GPIO pin control functions as well as wireless functionality, allowing you to test all aspects of the MicroPython programming language.

MicroPython & the ESP8266

MicroPython is an implementation of the Python 3 programming language that features a small portion of the Python standard library. It is designed to be lightweight and more efficient in order to run effectively on microcontrollers and other environments that have limited processing power and storage space.

Despite being lean, MicroPython has many advanced features, such as an interactive prompt, exception handling, arbitrary precision integers, list comprehension, and closures, among several other features. You can access and run all these features in devices that have less...