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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

Discovering the Temboo platform

Temboo is a fully fledged online IoT platform that links your IoT projects to numerous other online platforms for instant notifications, data logging, and control purposes. You can use Temboo with many open-source hardware IoT platforms. In this chapter, we will be looking at using Temboo with the Arduino platform, and the ESP8266. Note that Temboo is not free, but you can make several requests to the service with their free plan.

There are many functions of the Temboo platform that come in handy in IoT projects. Some of them include the following:

  • Code generation: The platform allows you to select the device and sensors you want to use and automatically generates code that you can use to achieve your desired task

  • Sensor data monitoring: You are able to monitor your sensors using graphical means and keep track of your IoT systems

  • Cloud controls: The platform provides an interface that you can use to control your actuators with just one click

Temboo has a comprehensive...