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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

Creating automated alerts based on the measured data

In this recipe, we will be looking at how to create alerts based on the data you logged online. Alerts are available for locked dweets. They send notifications to you when the posted data exceeds a certain limit. This is an important feature for real-time monitoring. To demonstrate this, we will create an alert to inform us when the temperature exceeds 25 degrees Celsius.

Getting ready

You will need an ESP8266 board, a USB cable, and several other hardware components:

Set up the hardware as we did in the, Connecting sensors to your ESP8266 board recipe:

We will still use same thing name, garden-monitor-11447, when posting data online. However, you may need to use another thing name just in case the one suggested earlier is locked. If that is the case, remember to use your...