HTTP requests with ESP8266

In this article I will explain how to send HTTP requests with ESP8266 module. We will see how to send an HTTP GET and a POST request. I will also introduce a new library for processing JSON. Lets start. Setup wifi Include the following header. This library has all the required APIs for connecting to …

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Arduino IDE for ESP8266

Thanks to few wonderful people out there. Now we can run Arduino programs on ESP8266. Arduino IDE for ESP8266 is nothing but your favorite IDE with additional support for ESP8266 boards. In this article I will explain how did I run my first Arduino program on ESP826 module. This is a NodeMCU module. But we …

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Setup Wifi AP with ESP8266 with NodeMCU

Now lets do some programming on the device. You will find lot of examples on internet. In this demo, we will setup Wifi AP with ESP8266 and wait for connections. NodeMCU firmware runs init.lua when the module is rebooted. That is why you see a message when you connect ESP8266 with NodeMCU firmware just flashed. …

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ESPlorer IDE for ESP8266 NodeMCU firmware

ESPlorer IDE for ESP8266 If you are familiar with LUA programming language, then there is an IDE to work with ESP8266, ESPlorer IDE. It is written using java with launcher available for MS Windows platform as well as for Linux. It has lot of features useful when you are developing with ESP8266. This IDE uses …

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ESP8266 with NodeMCU firmware

ESP8266 wifi module is a low cost (less than $5) , self contained module with integrated TCP/IP stack. The module comes with firmware using which the module can be controlled with simple AT commands. The module has its own application processor. So, instead of using AT commands, if we have a mechanism by which we …

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