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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

Exploring wireless capabilities with Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi, short for wireless fidelity, is a wireless communication technology that allows devices to connect to the internet and local networks without using physical cables. It operates on radio frequency signals, typically in 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands, and enables data transmission between devices such as smartphones, laptops, and IoT devices. Wi-Fi provides high-speed and reliable internet access, facilitating seamless connectivity and enabling users to access online resources, stream media, and communicate with other devices within the network range. In this section, we will explore how Wi-Fi protocols work, the capabilities of ESP32 Wi-Fi, and a few practical examples of using ESP32 as an access point and client. But first, let’s see how the Wi-Fi protocol works.

How the Wi-Fi protocol works

TheWi-Fi protocol, based on IEEE 802.11 standards, works by enabling devices to communicate wirelessly over radio frequencies. When a Wi...