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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

Types of IoT interactions

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a vast network of devices that share information using different Internet protocols. It is comprised of different kinds of interactions between devices, online servers, and humans. Most interactions involve communication between one IoT device and another, or communication between an IoT device and a human. Both forms of interaction can either be direct or via a web server (indirect).

Though human interaction in IoT systems is important, it is not always needed. You can create autonomous systems that do not require any human input to operate. This is made possible by M2M interaction. In such systems, the different IoT devices send data to each other and execute different actions depending on the input they receive. This eliminates the need for human intervention.

M2M is a term that is used to describe technology that allows communication between networked devices. The devices use network resources to exchange data with remote application...