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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

Power of ESP-IDF

In the first chapter of this book, I highlighted that when it comes to ESP32 development, there are two paths one can take: the ESP32 Arduino core and ESP-IDF. These are essentially two different toolkits or approaches you can take to work with the ESP32 microcontroller, each offering its own set of features and advantages.

The ESP Arduino core, being beginner-friendly, has been used in this book using the Arduino IDE, but to unlock the full potential of ESP32, ESP-IDF is recommended, which provides more features and a low-level approach for ESP32 development. In this section, we will explore the power of ESP-IDF and will compare it with the ESP32 Arduino core, which will give you a starting point to get started with ESP-IDF.

What is ESP-IDF?

ESP-IDF is an official development framework for ESP32 microcontrollers and supplies a collection of libraries, tools, and APIs tailored for the development of applications using ESP32 microcontrollers. It provides a...