Developing IoT Projects with ESP32: Automate your home or business with inexpensive Wi-Fi devices PDF

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Master the technique of using the ESP32 as an edge device in any IoT application where wireless communication can make life easier.

If you are an embedded software developer, an IoT software architect or developer, a technologist, or anyone who wants to learn how to use ESP32 and its applications, this book is for you. A basic understanding of embedded systems, programming, networking, and cloud computing concepts is necessary to get started with the book.

Key Features

  • Gain practical experience working with ESP32.
  • Learn to interface various electronic devices such as sensors, integrated circuits (ICs), and displays.
  • Apply your knowledge to build real-world automation projects.
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Developing IoT Projects with ESP32 provides end-to-end coverage of secure data communication techniques from sensors to cloud platforms that will help you develop production-grade IoT solutions using the ESP32 SoC. You'll learn how to employ the ESP32 in your IoT projects by interfacing with different sensors and actuators using different types of serial protocols.

This book will show you how some projects require immediate output for end-users and cover different display technologies and examples of driving different types of displays. The book features a dedicated chapter on cybersecurity packed with hands-on examples. As you progress, you'll get to grips with BLE technologies and BLE mesh networking and work on a complete smart home project where all nodes communicate over a BLE mesh. Later chapters will show you how IoT requires cloud connectivity most of the time and remote access to smart devices. You'll also see how cloud platforms and third-party integrations enable endless possibilities for your end-users, such as insights with big data analytics and predictive maintenance to minimize costs.

By the end of this book, you'll have developed the skills you need to start using ESP32 in your next wireless IoT project and meet the project's requirements by building effective, efficient, and secure solutions.

What you will learn

  • Explore advanced use cases like UART communication, sound and camera features, low-energy scenarios, and scheduling with an RTOS.
  • Add different types of displays to your projects where immediate output to users is required.
  • Connect to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for local network communication.
  • Connect cloud platforms through different IoT messaging protocols.
  • Integrate ESP32 with third-party services such as voice assistants and IFTTT.
  • Discover best practices for implementing IoT security features in a production-grade solution.

Table of Contents

  1. Getting started with ESP32
  2. Talking to the World: Sensors and Actuators
  3. Impressive outputs with displays
  4. Deep dive into the advanced features
  5. Practice: Multisensory for your room
  6. Good old friend: WiFi
  7. Security first!
  8. I can speak BLE.
  9. Practice: Making your home smart
  10. No cloud, no IoT: Cloud platforms and services
  11. Connectivity is never enough: third-party integrations
  12. Practice: voice-controlled smart fan

Editorial Reviews


“This book has a very straightforward approach to building IoT projects based on ESP-IDF for ESP32 devices. It covers the most important topics, from collecting data to sending it over Wi-Fi to the cloud. The focus on the most common sensors and peripherals makes it easy to reproduce the examples without having any issues finding the necessary components.

It is wise that the author chose to use ESP-IDF since most ESP32 books are based on Arduino, targeting makers and students. This approach with the ESP-IDF makes this book ideal for people looking to develop a commercial solution.

The author has a very easy-to-understand approach, and all the source codes are available online. They are detailed and include a short hardware explanation. The hardware description is superficial, but it’s not the focus of this book. Basic schematics should help developers create a custom IoT project.

From an IoT perspective, you’ll have a good guide to building your own IoT device.”

Pedro Minatel, Founder of IoTMakers and author of the first global IoT patent from Samsung Brazil

About the Author

Vedat Ozan Oner is an IoT product developer and software architect with a good blend of technical knowledge and experience. During his career, he participated in many IoT projects in different roles as a developer, architect, and technical product manager, which let him see all aspects of developing successful IoT products in highly competitive markets. He specializes in wireless sensor networks and their applications, where he sees many technical challenges and, thus, business opportunities. He has a bachelor’s degree from METU/Computer Engineering and holds several industry-recognized credentials like PMP, ITIL, and AWS Certified Developer as a lifelong learner and believer in continuous improvement.

Alongside his professional life, he also enjoys IoT as a hobby and loves sharing his knowledge and experience with young people as a STEM ambassador in the UK. He has two daughters: one is 14 years old and leads the fun projects at home; the other is 1 year old and is expected to join them in developing projects soon.

Vedat started his limited company in 2018 in London to provide consultancy services to his clients as well as develop his own IoT products. He still lives there with his family.

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Packt Publishing (September 13, 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 474 pages

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1 review for Developing IoT Projects with ESP32: Automate your home or business with inexpensive Wi-Fi devices PDF

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    Great book! Clear and easy to understand. Starts with the basics to establish a good foundation, then moves into advanced topics. The first two chapters are worth the price of the book, and there's so much more! WiFi, Bluetooth, security, cloud integration, and interaction with Alexa

    The Espressif IoT Development Framework offers a lot more granular control over the ESP32 and devices than the Arduino API.

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