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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

To get the most out of this book

This book is designed for beginners, so you only need a little knowledge about electronics and programming. To work on the projects in the book, you’ll also need some devices listed in the following table. For the software part, you’ll need the Arduino IDE, which works on all major operating systems. Additionally, the book mentions some free third-party services in different chapters, such as the OpenWeatherMap API, Twitter API, CallMeBot API, InfluxDB, Grafana, and PayPal API.

Software/hardware covered in the book

Operating system requirements

An ESP32 development board

Windows, macOS, or Linux

An ESP32-CAM board

Display modules

Sensors and actuators

Free API services (OpenWeatherMap, Twitter, CallMeBot, and PayPal APIs)

InfluxDB Cloud and Grafana Cloud

If you are using the digital version of this book, we advise you to type the code yourself or access the code from the book’s GitHub repository (a link is available in the next section). Doing so will help you avoid any potential errors related to the copying and pasting of code.

The specific uses of both software and hardware are thoroughly explained in their respective chapters with detailed instructions.