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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 explored the capabilities of the ESP32 microcontroller when it comes to connecting cameras and displays. We began by understanding the ESP32 camera module and its features. We learned how to program the ESP32 camera to capture images and integrate a motion sensor for triggering image capture based on motion detection.

Moving on to display interfaces, we discussed various types of display interfaces, such as SPI, I2C, and parallel. We examined popular display modules compatible with ESP32 and the options they offer for visual output. With this knowledge, we learned how to interface displays with ESP32, configure display pins and connections, and initialize the display module. We also delved into advanced display features such as touchscreen integration.

In the next chapter, we will take our first step toward IoT development with ESP32 by learning about network-based protocols.