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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


One of the main functions of the IoT is to provide instant notifications from remotely located devices. Online dashboards are able to facilitate instant data monitoring, but are not very helpful in real-time monitoring on the go. This is because some dashboards are not compatible with phones and require an Internet connection.

It is for this reason that IoT platforms are embracing social media platforms, e-mail, and text messages, to provide instant notifications and updates from IoT devices. Most phones are configured to receive notifications when there are updates on social media platforms or when new e-mails are received. This way, people can receive instant alerts on their Internet-enabled phones. Text messages, on the other hand, are considered to be the best way to send alerts from IoT devices. This is because the alerts can be received by all types of phones without requiring an active Internet connection.

In this chapter, we will look at how to send tweets, Facebook updates...