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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

PlatformIO – an alternative to the Arduino IDE

PlatformIO is an open source development ecosystem that simplifies embedded systems development, including the ESP32 microcontroller, and is an alternative to the Arduino IDE, which developers often use. Unlike the Arduino IDE, which is more beginner-friendly and limited in features, PlatformIO provides a more robust and versatile environment for embedded systems development.

It supports a wide range of microcontrollers, including ESP32, and offers advanced features such as project configuration management, a powerful build system, and integrated testing. This alternative is particularly popular among experienced developers seeking a more flexible and efficient development workflow for their ESP32 projects.

One key benefit of using PlatformIO is that developers can seamlessly develop ESP32 applications using either the Arduino core or ESP-IDF within the same IDE, offering them the flexibility to choose the framework that best...