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Hands-on ESP32 with Arduino IDE

By : Asim Zulfiqar
5 (1)
Book Image

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

Types of networks

Networks can be categorized into various types based on their geographical coverage and communication characteristics. Local area networks (LANs) cover a small area, such as homes or offices, enabling devices within the network to communicate directly. Wide area networks (WANs) span across large geographical areas and connect distant locations, such as the via the internet. Personal area networks (PANs) are small, localized networks that typically span a person’s immediate surroundings. Metropolitan area networks (MANs) cover larger cities or metropolitan regions, and campus area networks (CANs) link multiple LANs within educational institutions or large organizations. Storage area networks (SANs) are specialized networks for data storage and retrieval.

In our book, we will be focusing on three main types of networks:

  • LAN: LANs are crucial for connecting devices within a limited geographic area, such as homes, offices, or schools. They allow for...