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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 updates on Facebook

The ESP8266 board can post Facebook updates. With this capability, you can receive real-time data from your IoT projects wherever you are. While this sounds like a difficult task, it is actually easy when using Temboo, thanks to its Facebook Choreo. This recipe will show you how to configure the Choreo to successfully post updates on Facebook.

Getting ready

For this recipe, you will need an ESP8266 board, a USB cable, and a Temboo account. If you do not have a Temboo account, check the first recipe in this chapter to see how you can get one.

How to do it…

Refer to the following steps:

  1. Navigate to Facebook | Publishing on the libraries menu on Temboo. This will open the Facebook publishing page.

  2. Then sign up for a Facebook developer account if you do not have one already. The link is provided in the setup instructions on the publishing page.

  3. Once you have a Facebook developer account, proceed to create an app in the developer console. Use the My Apps menu at the top of...