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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

IoT with ESP32 using Arduino IDE

The Internet of Things (IoT) has revolutionized the way we interact with everyday objects, making them smarter, more efficient, and more connected. One of the key components of IoT is the microcontroller, which is required for the collection and processing of data from sensors and other devices. The ESP32 microcontroller, a product of Espressif, is one of the most popular choices for IoT projects due to its low cost, high performance, and built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.

Through this chapter, we will take a deep dive into ESP32 and compare it with other microcontroller units (MCUs) available on the market. We will also explore the power of ESP32 and discuss why it is the ideal choice for IoT projects.

Furthermore, we will introduce you to the world of IoT and its application in various domains, including healthcare, agriculture, and smart homes. This section will help you understand how IoT is revolutionizing the world and how you can contribute to it.

Lastly, we will introduce you to the Arduino Integrated Development Environment (IDE) 2.0, one of the most popular programming platforms for IoT projects and a beginner-friendly environment. We will discuss various other available options for programming ESP32.

In this chapter, we’ll cover the following topics:

  • A brief introduction to IoT
  • Understanding the capabilities of ESP32 for IoT
  • Deep dive into the Arduino IDE 2.0 to program ESP32

By the end of this chapter, you will have achieved the following:

  • Gained knowledge about IoT and its applications in various domains
  • Understood the features and advantages of ESP32 over other microcontrollers
  • Become familiar with the Arduino IDE 2.0
  • Learned how to program ESP32 using the Arduino IDE
  • Written a Hello World program using ESP32 and the Arduino IDE

We hope this chapter will be informative and will inspire you to explore the endless possibilities of IoT with ESP32. Let’s get started!