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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


In this chapter, we discussed the basics of IoT, including its main characteristics that distinguish it from other technologies, and we discussed the architecture of IoT and learned the directions of data flow and control flow in the IoT architecture. Then, we explored some common and popular applications of IoT such as smart homes, healthcare, industrial automation, transportation, logistics, and agriculture.

After discussing IoT, we discussed the ESP32 board, compared it with other microcontrollers, and discussed the different variants of ESP32 boards and how ESP32 can be programmed. We then discussed the Arduino IDE 2.0, which is the latest version of the Arduino official board programmer, installed the ESP32 board support to set it up for using ESP32, and finally, we ran a “Hello World” example on ESP32 and simulated it using an ESP32 simulator, which can help us in cost savings, testing, and debugging.

In the next chapter, we will be discussing how to interface sensors with ESP32.