Introduction to ESP8266 & Arduino
Arduino micro-controllers have been a mainstay of DIY device hackers for years and come in a bewildering array of variants. The ESP8266 is a relative newcomer but has rapidly become a favourite because of the built-in WiFi and higher performance.
Although there are several ways to program these useful little devices, the Arduino IDE application is an excellent way to get started due to its large user base and ease of use.
This workshop will get you off to a good start with the ESP8266 in the Arduino IDE, show you how to connect your ESP to WiFi, and how to use a simple button and LED. A basic understanding of programming in Arduino is necessary. We won’t be going through how to write code in detail.
It runs at our Nanaimo location from 5:30PM to approximately 8:00PM on April 17th. Seating is limited! Participants are required to bring their own Laptop, ESP8266 (Adafruit Variant recommended) and accessories (listed below).
48 hours cancellation notice is required for refund. If you cannot make it and are unable to give notice, a credit will be applied towards a future workshop.
Participants are required to bring their own Laptop and accessories:
- A computer to run the IDE; a Windows or Mac laptop is a good choice.
- An ESP8266 board (Adafruit Huzzah ESP8266 breakout)
- USB to TTL Serial Cable (Windows only) or USB FTDI Cable (any OS)
- Solderless Breadboard
- Male/Male Jumper Wires
- 5mm LEDs with resistors, Tactile Buttons
If you do not have an ESP8266 or if you are missing an accessory, we have everything you need to get started!