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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

Sending e-mail notifications

In this recipe, you will learn how to send e-mail notifications from your ESP8266 board. To achieve that, we will use the e-mail service on the IFTTT platform. This way, we will receive an e-mail from the ESP8266 whenever the temperature goes down by 30 degrees Celsius.

Getting ready

You will need the following hardware components:

The setup will be the same as in Automation with IFTTT of this chapter:


If you do not have an e-mail account, start by creating one on the e-mail service provider of your choice. In this recipe, we will be using a Gmail account.

How to do it…

  1. Create a new applet on IFTTT and click on this to select the service that is going to be monitored. Select the Maker service and configure it (refer back to Automation with IFTTT).

  2. Once the setup is complete, click on that to select the service whose actions are going...