All posts by Manoj R. Thakur

About Manoj R. Thakur

In 2014 I started contributing to Open Source electronics, and life has just gotten better from there. Founder of Maven Technologies.

ESP8266 arduino digital IO

In this tutorial we focus only on GPIO pins of ESP8266 and How to use efficiently ?

ESP8266 comes in many variants most popular is ESP-12 and ESP-01. Use of ESP8266 as just a Serial-to-WiFi bridge with arduino is most common mistake newbies do. ESP8266 itself is very powerful microcontroller. Lets compare with Arduino with ESP8266. To get serial and IOs expantion like Arduino you can use NodeMCU. Difference between ESP12, ESP01 and NodeMCU is only of Flash memory and Number of IOs are available to user. Programming and functioning of all three devices is same.
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ESP8266 Arduino WiFi Web Server LED on off control

In this tutorial, I am going to tell you about controlling LED using web server over WiFi using ESP8266 module or NodeMCU. So let’s start. In this tutorial we are using onboard LED of NodeMCU. If you are using different hardware you can connect led to GPIO2 or make changes in code as per your connection.

There are many ways to control LED over WiFi. We will go from basic to advance method of controlling LED using WiFi.

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ESP8266 (ajax) update part of web page without refreshing

In this tutorial we receive ADC data and send LED on off data to ESP8266 without refreshing webpage. You can do a lot of things with this. At the end we will see some advance applications of this. To make this possible we need to use javaScript Ajax.

Tools you need

only NodeMCU, Laptop and USB cable

What you will learn?

  1. ESP8266 Ajax web page update without refresh.
  2. Sending data to ESP NodeMCU without page refresh.
  3. Getting data from ESP8266 NodeMCU without page refresh and update it in web page dynamically. such as ADC values or temperature readings.

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ESP8266 (NodeMCU) ADC analog value on dial gauge

This is advance tutorial it uses knowledge for JavaScripts, ESP8266, CSS and HTML. In this example we are reading analog value of ADC and display it on HTML web page, which is served by ESP8266 or NodeMCU web server, To get more details on basic HTML page creation in ESP8266 read this.

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