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ESP8266 Robotics Projects

By : Pradeeka Seneviratne
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ESP8266 Robotics Projects

By: Pradeeka Seneviratne

Overview of this book

The ESP8266 Wi-Fi module is a self-contained SOC with an integrated TCP/IP protocol stack and can give any microcontroller access to your Wi-Fi network. It has a powerful processing and storage capability and also supports application hosting and Wi-Fi networking. This book is all about robotics projects based on the original ESP8266 microcontroller board and some variants of ESP8266 boards. It starts by showing all the necessary things that you need to build your development environment with basic hardware and software components. The book uses the original ESP8266 board and some variants such as the Adafruit HUZZAH ESP8266 and the Adafruit Feather HUZZAH ESP8266 . You will learn how to use different type of chassis kits, motors, motor drivers, power supplies, distribution boards, sensors, and actuators to build robotics projects that can be controlled via Wi-Fi. In addition, you will learn how to use line sensors, the ArduiCam, Wii Remote, wheel encoders, and the Gripper kit to build more specialized robots. By the end of this book, you will have built a Wi-Fi control robot using ESP8266.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Title Page
About the Author
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback

Chapter 1. Getting Ready

Welcome to the exciting world of programming ESP8266 with Arduino core for ESP8266. This chapter introduces ESP8266 and a simple LED blink program using the Arduino core for the ESP8266 library.

In this chapter, you will learn the following topics:

  • The basics of ESP8266 and the module family
  • The original ESP8266 ESP-01
  • Applying regulated power to ESP-01
  • Connecting ESP-01 with computer through a USB to TTL serial console cable
  • Preparing the development environment by installing the Arduino core for the ESP8266 library
  • Writing a simple LED blink program using the Arduino core for ESP8266
  • Using AT commands
  • The overview of some robotics hardware and accessories