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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

Securing your online data secures your data through a method known as locking. Locks keep your data secure by preventing access, unless a thing or a person provides a special key. In this recipe, we will look at how to set up a lock and some features that come with it. This way you will know how to secure the data you post online from your ESP8266.

Locking your things

When you lock your thing, its name cannot be used by another person. You can acquire and maintain a lock by paying a small fee of $1.99 every month. Once you pay, you are provided with a lock and a special key. Using the lock and key, you can secure your things and prevent other people/things from accessing your data on

When you pay for a lock, you receive your lock ID and a unique key in your e-mail account. You can then lock your things through the web API by calling this URL:{thing_name}?lock={your_lock}&key={your_key}

If your thing is locked successfully, you will receive this...