Getting Started with the ESP8266
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(5 ratings)
3 students enrolled
Created by Marco Schwartz
Last updated 7/2020

Do you want to build your own electronics projects, but sometimes feel lost on how to actually build & program them?

Do you want to build WiFi connected projects in no time, but struggled to find the right solution or piece of code to do that?

Did you sometimes found yourself spending hours to build a project, only to have nothing at all at the end?

I've been there too, and I know just how frustrated it can be. When I started to build my own projects with the ESP8266, I sometimes spent DAYS trying to make something work, and often ended up with nothing at all. I know from experience that not having the right resources & knowledge can lead to hours being lost, and a lot of frustration.

This is why I created this step-by-step course to help you create projects using the amazing ESP8266 WiFi chip, even if you are an absolute beginner in electronics, programming, or both. I really used all the experience I acquired during all the years I worked with the ESP8266, in order to create those step-by-step tutorials that will teach anyone how to create projects with this amazing WiFi chip. If you are serious about creating your own connected projects, this is the course for you.

By the end of the course, you will have a good understanding of what the ESP8266 can do, but more importantly, you will be able to build your OWN projects using this chip, without literally spending days on a project just to end up with something that just doesn't work. You'll work with various components like LEDs, sensors, buttons, relays ... and also learn how to control your projects remotely via WiFi. And all of this without any headaches :)

With this course, you'll get 6 modules each containing detailed step-by-step videos, in which you will learn everything you need to know about the ESP8266 WiFi chip, starting from the absolute basics. You'll also have access to a private forum where you can interact with me and other makers.

So I invite you to get started today and join many other makers & myself inside this course.

I look forward to seeing you inside!

Course Content
Introduction to the course & the ESP8266 WiFi chip
Welcome to the course
The ESP8266 WiFi chip
How to choose your ESP8266 board
Required hardware & software for the course
Sensing data with the ESP8266
Reading data from digital pin
Reading data from a digital sensor
Connecting a button to the ESP8266
Reading data from analog pin
Example project: weather measurement station
Getting started with the ESP8266
Discovering your ESP8266 board
Installing the Arduino IDE
Basics of an Arduino sketch for the ESP8266
Uploading your first sketch
Example: fading an LED
Controlling outputs from the ESP8266
Control an LED from a push button
Control the intensity of an LED from a potentiometer
Example: building a simple alarm system
Controlling an RGB led
Accessing your ESP8266 projects remotely
Connecting to your WiFi network
Reading data via WiFi
Controlling an LED remotely
Controlling the intensity of an LED remotely
Example project: controlling a lamp remotely
Connecting your ESP8266 projects to the web
Options for cloud connectivity
How to log measurement data on the cloud
How to access data remotely
Controlling an LED from anywhere
Example: cloud data logger
Student Feedback
December 1st 2017
Andy Menon
Pretty straightforward and gets you up and running quickly on the esp8266. Subsequent lessons link pretty well and intuitively with what you learn in the preceding ones.
November 28th 2017
Anil Shivaram
Course content is to the point that helps to get onboard with needed concepts quickly.
October 19th 2017
Larry B
Great course on application of the ESP8266 chip to gather and store data. Instructor does a great job of starting with some of the basics of the chip but not spending too much time on it. Most of the time is pent going over ways to control, access or collect data and store it someplace. Good course if you want some help getting past the basics.
September 13th 2017
Tom Johnson
Very good intro and sets expectations for the goals of the course. Excellent course, but sometimes the programming steps are not shown as they are discussed, or a picture of the circuit board is not show as an action is discussed, such as covering the photo resister.
July 19th 2017
Herve Tavernier
Good! Thank you, I have learned a lot!
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