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Hands-on ESP32 with Arduino IDE

By : Asim Zulfiqar
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Hands-on ESP32 with Arduino IDE

5 (1)
By: Asim Zulfiqar

Overview of this book

ESP32 is a versatile microcontroller and a great starting point for anyone venturing into the IoT realm, but its configuration and interfacing of sensors can be challenging for new users. Arduino Integrated Development Environment (IDE) simplifies programming, uploading code, and utilization of ESP32 capabilities, enabling users to incorporate it into their IoT projects with ease. This book will help you learn the essentials of sensing, networking, data processing, and applications with ESP32, laying a strong foundation for further IoT development. Starting with ESP32 and Arduino Ide 2.0 basics, you'll first explore practical implementation examples of interfacing sensors with ESP32. These examples will also teach you how to interface the ESP32 camera and display modules with ESP32. As you progress, you’ll get to grips with IoT network and data protocols, as well as the many options they unlock within IoT applications. The book will also help you leverage your newly acquired knowledge with exciting projects ranging from smart connected devices to data loggers and automation. By the end of this book, you'll confidently navigate ESP32 projects with newfound knowledge and skills, know what IoT protocol to select for your applications, and successfully build and deploy your own IoT projects.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Part 1 – Introduction: Getting Familiar with ESP32
Part 2 – IoT Protocols and ESP32
Part 3 – Practical Implementation

Project 2 – Rent Out Your Parking Space

In this chapter, we will complete another exciting project that explores the intersection of technology, convenience, and practicality. Our mission is to create a prototype to rent out your parking space, with the help of an ESP32 microcontroller and the versatile PayPal API.

The concept of renting out your parking space might seem simple, but it’s a brilliant example of how IoT and APIs can be harnessed to streamline everyday tasks and even generate income. This project not only serves as a prototype but also lays the foundation for a real-world application that can benefit both parking space owners and those in need of parking.

In this chapter, we will dive into the details of interfacing the ESP32 with the parking space, setting up a payment system using the PayPal API, and creating a seamless user experience for potential renters. We will explore the technical aspects of monitoring parking availability, accepting payments...