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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

Internet of Things platforms for the ESP8266

The ESP8266 module is a very popular chip in the IoT field. As such, there are many IoT platforms that are based on it. The platforms come with different features and configurations that facilitate the use of the ESP8266 in IoT projects. This recipe is going to look at some of the available platforms and their features and functionalities.

Sparkfun ESP8266 thing

The Sparkfun ESP8266 thing is a development board designed around the ESP8266 module. It comes with an integrated FTDI USB-to-serial chip, Li-Po battery charging circuit, Wi-Fi, 512 KB flash memory, power switch, and an LED. In addition to this, it has very good documentation that guides users on how to set it up and use it.

The Sparkfun thing can be used for basic GPIO pin functions, such as reading sensors and controlling outputs such as LEDs. It can also be used to post data to online servers. Sparkfun has an online platform where you can post your data. It is