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ESP8266 NodeMcu and Lua language and some Arduino issues. When using the ESP8266 chip with the original firmware, AT based command set, to perform operations, implies that something external, like an Arduino or RPi (Raspberry Pi), must be used to drive/command the chip through the serial port.

ESP8266 NodeMcu and Lua language and some Arduino issues.

This external device sends out AT commands and waits for responses. While for some operations/applications, using the AT commands might just work when using the Software Serial library from Arduino. In another words, using a software based serial port to communicate might work. The issue is that even at a slow rate of 9600 baud’s, Arduino has some trouble to follow the esp8266 output, due to the lack of flow control. For example listing the available access points (AT+CWLAP) or even receiving simple web page from the internet, most of the time the Software Serial port only receives incomplete messages or garbled information.

So why all about this ranting regarding Arduino, serial ports and the esp8266? Let’s see how in Lua we can connect to WIFI. Like this: Simple 5V breakout board for ESP-01 (ESP8622) For the circuit you need the following parts: 1x low drop voltage regulator (I used a LF33 CDT)1x 10µF capacitor1x 100µF capacitor1x 1k resistor1x 1.8k resistor1x 2 pin header (male) and jumper1x 2x4 header connector (female - for the ESP-01)1x 4 pin header connector (male or female)1x piece of perfboard The circuit is quite simple.

Simple 5V breakout board for ESP-01 (ESP8622)

The voltage regulator supplies the 3.3V to supply the ESP-01. The two capacitors are used to smooth the input and output voltages. Instead of the LF33 you could also use a cheaper LT1117 or similar. Using ESP8266-01 for temp monitoring. The ESP8266-01 is a very basic microcontroller unit with built in Wifi.

Using ESP8266-01 for temp monitoring

It runs on 3.3v so be careful 5v will kill it. The units are very cheap and easy to find on eBay. This instructable is written assuming you have some understanding of what the following things are: microcontrollers Arduino Arduino IDE ISP (In system programmer) and the basics of all those things. My feed on thingspeak.com so you can see what the end goal is. Shopping list: ESP8266 WiFi OTA Remote File Management - All. I have been working with ESP8266 micro controllers long enough now to have a number of them deployed in my environment.

ESP8266 WiFi OTA Remote File Management - All

I have a couple setup testing my MQTT broker(s). I have a couple sending temperature, humidity and barometric pressure readings to the cloud. I have some running for debugging and testing on my bench. I even have one running my irrigation system. In order to make any changes to the software on any of these controllers, I have to physically attach a FTDI and USB cable to a computer and connect via COM port. In my minds eye, I can see the possibility of deploying dozens or even hundreds of these inexpensive devices to control/monitor a myriad of situations. However, with the proper tools, it is relatively easy to manage these controllers over their Internet/LAN connection! With NodeMCU, it is possible to create and deploy a remote file management system. This Instructable will show you how to manage your ESP8266s over WiFi. Low Power ESP8266 – Sleeping at 78 micro Amps. I recently bumped into NodeMCU firmware for the ESP8266.

Low Power ESP8266 – Sleeping at 78 micro Amps

It’s an Lua interpreter, making tinkering with IoT ideas really simple. Just flash the firmware onto the ESP8266 and connect via serial console. You can start prototyping right away using the interactive Lua interpreter. You can easily persist your ideas on a simple flash file system. Free Cloud based weather monitor (ESP8266,DHT22,sparkfun) - Sat Jun 13, 2015 11:39 am#20366 Introduction Low-cost Wireless Weather Monitoring System Purpose This system transmits temperature and humidity data to cloud on internet via Wifi and provides web interface to monitor those measured information.

Free Cloud based weather monitor (ESP8266,DHT22,sparkfun)

In this system, ESP8266 reads data from DHT22 sensor, then, send it to data.sparkfun.com cloud system using simple HTTP protocol. Prerequisites. Using ESP8266-01 for temp monitoring. ESP8266 and Arduino IDE - blink example. In this tutorial we will show how to program ESP8266 directly in Arduino IDE.

ESP8266 and Arduino IDE - blink example

That's how we will get Arduino simplicity and power of ESP8266. In tihs case we do not need Arduino, just ESP8266 module. ESP8266 Temperature / Humidity Webserver. The ESP8266 based wifi breakout boards are becoming more popular with Makers due to a low cost and a powerful, programmable microcontroller on-board.

ESP8266 Temperature / Humidity Webserver

The cost is a magnitude lower than solutions previously used including Arduino+Wifi Shield or an Arduino Yun. To quote Make publisher Brian Jepson: “This is inexpensive enough to be very much in the territory of ‘thousands of sensors-launched-out-of-a-cannon’-cheap.” Couple the ESP8266 with one of the inexpensive DHT series digital temperature and humidity sensors and we have a project that may literally be deployed anywhere to broadcast sensor data. The broadcasting used in this tutorial is using the ESP8266 web server code and respond to web requests (like in a browser or a web client) to return temperature and humidity data (in a REST type format).