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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

Posting the sensor data online

Using the ESP8266, you can log sensor data to online servers for monitoring and control purposes. In this recipe, we will be looking at how to do that. We will use an ESP8266 board to post and store sensor data on

Getting ready

To do this tutorial, you will need an ESP8266 board and a USB cable among several other things, which include:

The hardware setup will resemble the one in the previous recipe.

In addition to setting up the hardware, you will set up the online platform where the sensor data will be posted. Luckily the platform we are using,, is simple to use and requires no setup or signup. All you need to do is choose a name for your thing, which in this case is your ESP8266, then you can start publishing data to

How to do it…

Posting data to is simple...