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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

Troubleshooting common MicroPython issues

You may run into some of these issues when using MicroPython. Here is how to troubleshoot and deal with them.

A library can't be used

Sometimes you may find that a library cannot be used. If that happens, check to make sure the library has been installed correctly. Also make sure you have the latest version of the library.

The menu to upload files to the ESP8266 is not visible

If this occurs, make sure to follow all the instructions well. If the menu is still not visible after following the instructions, reboot your Arduino IDE.

The board can't be configured via OTA

If you cannot configure the board via OTA, follow all the instructions again. Also make sure that your board is connected to the right Wi-Fi network.