Published on 30 Jul 2019. Written by Ria Singhal
In today’s world, we all surrounded by wide and extensive use of technology in almost every field. With all application getting digital and things getting convenient to use, we have become more and more dependent on technology for our every little work. This article brings important information about IoT that you should know if you are developing a project related to wireless communication. It also states some of the latest IoT projects using ESP-8266 and simultaneously helps you to learn something meaningful.
Given below, are some of the trending IoT projects using ESP-8266, out of which you can select one that suits your interests well.
On reading further, you’ll find more about IoT projects. You can then choose any one out of them and start exploring more in the world of technologies.
The technology that is becoming extremely popular and growing at an exponential rate, that never fails to amaze us is IoT technology, better known as the Internet of Things. Basically, IoT deals with smart working and involving a highly well-designed programming system with the use of the Internet, IoT is going to be the most relied technology in the future. Be it remote sensing, artificial intelligence, robotics or other wireless technologies, their dominance in numerous areas have led to efficient programming methods and design.
IoT- Internet of Things deals with the exchange of information between devices embedded with remote sensors and digital software. With its wise use and intelligent involvement, it has only grown more. A very good example of this is to imagine that the moment your alarm clock wakes you up and by the time you get ready, your coffee also gets prepared since coffee machine gets a signal by the clock.
IoT is an advanced technology that has wider scope in many other fields.
It is known that to make such a highly efficient electronic device that works on artificial intelligence or remote sensing and do smart work must have semiconductors or microchips embedded that enables them to function accordingly.
Similarly, a semiconductor that is well known and finds extensive use in IoT devices is ESP-8266. It is a microchip that integrates amplifiers, antenna switches, standard digital peripherals, and 32-bit microcontroller. It is essentially a Wi-Fi Module based on Cadence Tensilica L106 32-bit MCU manufactured by Espressif Systems. It allows any Microcontroller to get connected to Wi-Fi Network using a fully functional Wi-Fi Stack and TCP/IP Stack. You can directly program the ESP-8266’s on-chip microcontroller, without the need for an external device.
ESP8266 is used in home automation, industrial wireless networks, sensor networks, smart power plugs, mesh networks, security ID tags, position system beacons, and location devices.
ESP-8266 can be programmed using the Arduino. Arduino is the widely used platform in IoT to configure the devices. ESP-8266 helps you in giving access to most of the libraries found in Arduino IDE and you can also understand the development process of IoT devices.
Below is some information is given regarding ESP-8266 and Arduino interface that you all need to know before getting started with it. As mentioned, ESP-8266 is a WiFi Module that comes with default firmware that supports AT commands.
Pin description of ESP-8266:
VCC: It gives power to the module
GND: Ground Pin
TX: Transmits serial data
RX: Receives serial data
RST: Reset pin is an active LOW pin, ESP-8266 will reset if the LOW signal is given to RST pin.
CH_PD: It is an active HIGH pin, usually connected to 3.3V
GPIO (General Purpose I/O) pins: GPIO has two functions one for normal Input/Output operations and another for enabling the programming mode of ESP8266.
Following are the steps you need to follow to get ESP-8266 interfaced to Arduino:
As named above, the latest IoT projects using ESP8266 module that you as a student might want to take up, have been further described below. According to the time you can invest in, or the interests that you might have, you can select the best IoT project for yourself to enhance your knowledge.1. Weather Monitoring System using IoT: In this IoT project you will learn to build a device sensitive to temperature variations. It streams the temperature and humidity data over the internet to the user at a remote location.
Hope this article is of some use to you.
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