ESP8266 Robotics Projects

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Learn
  • Build a basic robot with the original ESP8266, Arduino UNO, and a motor driver board.
  • Make a Mini Round Robot with ESP8266 HUZZAH
  • Modify your Mini Round Robot by integrating encoders with motors
  • Use the Zumo chassis kit to build a line-following robot by connecting line sensors
  • Control your Romi Robot with Wiimote
  • Build a Mini Robot Rover chassis with a gripper and control it through Wi-Fi
  • Make a robot that can take pictures
About

The ESP8266 Wi-Fi module is a self-contained SOC with an integrated TCP/IP protocol stack and can give any microcontroller access to your Wi-Fi network. It has a powerful processing and storage capability and also supports application hosting and Wi-Fi networking.

This book is all about robotics projects based on the original ESP8266 microcontroller board and some variants of ESP8266 boards. It starts by showing all the necessary things that you need to build your development environment with basic hardware and software components. The book uses the original ESP8266 board and some variants such as the Adafruit HUZZAH ESP8266 and the Adafruit Feather HUZZAH ESP8266 . You will learn how to use different type of chassis kits, motors, motor drivers, power supplies, distribution boards, sensors, and actuators to build robotics projects that can be controlled via Wi-Fi. In addition, you will learn how to use line sensors, the ArduiCam, Wii Remote, wheel encoders, and the Gripper kit to build more specialized robots.

By the end of this book, you will have built a Wi-Fi control robot using ESP8266.

Features
  • Get familiar with ESP8266 and its features.
  • Build Wi-FI controlled robots using ESP8266
  • A project based book that will use the ESP8266 board and some of its popular variations to build robots.
Page Count 208
Course Length 6 hours 14 minutes
ISBN 9781788474610
Date Of Publication 30 Nov 2017

Authors

Pradeeka Seneviratne

Pradeeka Seneviratne is a software engineer with over 10 years' experience in computer programming and systems design. He is an expert in the development of Arduino- and Raspberry Pi-based embedded systems. Pradeeka is currently a full-time embedded software engineer who works with embedded systems and highly scalable technologies. Previously, he worked as a software engineer for several IT infrastructure and technology servicing companies. He collaborated with the Outernet project as a volunteer hardware and software tester for Lighthouse- and Raspberry Pi-based DIY Outernet receivers based on Ku band satellite frequencies. He is also the author of five books:

  • Internet of Things with Arduino Blueprints [Packt Publishing]
  • IoT: Building Arduino-Based Projects [Packt Publishing]
  • Building Arduino PLCs [Apress]
  • Raspberry Pi 3 Projects for Java Programmers [Packt Publishing]
  • Beginning BBC micro:bit [Apress]