How to enter the Internet of Things

or, bumbling your way into IoT The Internet of Things is currently on everyone’s lips. It’s the facilitator par excellence, the solver of all problems, the liquidator of all costs and the divine messenger of communications to and from devices. Or, it is an extra sinkhole of money and effort, …

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Moving on from Arduino to ESP32 – Part 3, uPyCraft and Blink

So, now that you have installed MicroPython and connected to it via PuTTY as explained in the previous post, it’s time to do some real work. As with Arduino, the “Hello World” is represented by the blinking of a LED. Your ESP has a built-in led as pin 2. All …

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Moving on from Arduino to ESP32 – Part 2, MicroPython

  In the previous post I explained the general idea behind getting an ESP32 and expanding your capabilities into the Internet of Things, or IoT. Let’s assume you have bought your first ESP32 device. Maybe it’s a WROOM, or DevKitC, model like I have. In case you want to keep …

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Moving on from Arduino to ESP32 – Part 1

Arduinos are great little things. With the analog and digital inputs and outputs, plenty of power and memory for your programming sketches, a solid IDE (integrated development environment), small price, and a wealth of examples to teach yourself the variant of C language, what’s not to like, really? But at …

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