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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

Storing data on Google Drive

In this recipe, we will look at how to store data on Google Drive directly from an ESP8266 board. This usually comes in handy when you need to log data continuously, over a period of time, from your IoT project. The data can be stored in different formats on Google Drive. So you can store virtually any kind of data, ranging from digital sensor inputs to images. Here we will look at how to log analog sensor input to a spreadsheet on Google Drive.

Getting ready

You will need the following hardware components:

The setup will resemble the one in Tweeting data from the Arduino board in this chapter, where you used your ESP8266 board to read analog input from a Light Dependent Resistor (LDR) connected to a 10 kΩ resistor in a voltage divider circuit.

Also, you need to create a spreadsheet on Google Drive. To do that, visit