Electronics Projects with the ESP8266 and ESP32: Building Web Pages, Applications, and WiFi Enabled Devices

  • 6h 41m
  • Neil Cameron
  • Apress
  • 2021

Discover the powerful ESP8266 and ESP32 microcontrollers and their Wi-Fi communication. The ESP32 microcontroller features Bluetooth and BLE communication in addition to Wi-Fi. The book emphasizes practical projects and readers are guided through Wi-Fi and Bluetooth communication, mobile app design and build, ESP-NOW and LoRa communication, and signal generation.

Projects throughout the book utilize the Wi-Fi functionality and processing power of the ESP microcontrollers. Projects are built in the Arduino IDE, so you don't need to download other programming software. Mobile apps are now ubiquitous, making the app build projects of the book very relevant, as are the web page design projects.

In Electronics Projects with the ESP8266 and ESP32, you'll see how easy and practical it is to access information over the internet, develop web pages, build mobile apps to remotely control devices with speech recognition or incorporate Google Maps in a GPS route tracking app.

You will

  • Build practical electronics projects with an ESP8266 or ESP32 microcontroller with Wi-Fi communication
  • Use the Wi-Fi function of the ESP8266 and ESP32 to update web pages
  • Communicate with your mobile phone or smart watch by Bluetooth Low Energy
  • Transmit and receive information to control remote devices over the internet
  • Understand the design and build of mobile apps for internet based applications
  • Apply your computer programming skills in C++, JavaScript, AJAX and JSON
  • Use WebSocket, MQTT brokers and IFTTT for fast two-way communication with webpages

Who This Book Is For

The target audience is for Makers and Tinkerers who want to build internet/intranet based applications with more powerful microcontrollers, such as the ESP8266 or ESP32. A level of C++ programming expertise with the Arduino IDE is assumed, although all sketches are fully described and comprehensively commented.

About the Author

Neil Cameron is an experienced analyst and programmer with a deep interest in understanding the application of electronics. Neil wrote the book Arduino Applied: Comprehensive Projects for Everyday Electronics. He has previously taught at University of Edinburgh and Cornell University.

In this Book

  • Internet Radio
  • Intranet Camera
  • International Weather Station
  • Internet Clock
  • MP3 Player
  • Bluetooth Speaker
  • Wireless Local Area Network
  • Updating a Web Page
  • WebSocket
  • Build an App
  • App Database and Google Maps
  • GPS Tracking App with Google Maps
  • USB OTG Communication
  • ESP-NOW and LoRa Communication
  • Radio Frequency Communication
  • Signal Generation
  • Signal Generation with 555 Timer IC
  • Measuring Electricity
  • Rotary Encoder Control
  • OTA and Saving Data to Eeprom, Spiffs, and Excel
  • Microcontrollers
  • ESP32 Microcontroller Features