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ESP8266 For Absolute Beginner - Arduino Alternative
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1h 17m

Learn how to build IoT web applications, LCD pattern, Physical Input, GPIO Interfacing, firmware Installation, ESP12E, NodeMCU and more.

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About This Course

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone who wants to develop a real time web application project to control AC appliances remotely
  • Anyone who wants to step into the world of IoT with zero knowledge
  • Anyone who wants to explore the field of Embedded Systems with the cheap and the best development board available in the market
  • Anyone who is searching for the alternative of Arduino and wants to starts with on-board WIFI system on a chip
  • The course is also meant for non technical guys who have zero knowledge of programming and wants to step into the world of Embedded Systems

What you’ll learn: 

  • Build your own IoT dashboard and control any home appliances remotely
  • Get to know the principle of LCD and generate animated pattern of your choice
  • Understand the fundamentals of LUA programming and powerful C++ language
  • Detailed knowledge of various IDE for communicating with NodeMCU
  • Build your own prototype with minimal expenses


  • Basic knowledge of any programming language

Welcome to the course “ESP8266 For Absolute Beginner – Arduino Alternative” Before choosing any development board, you will look for three things. The first thing would be how easily you can connect the sensors and actuators. Secondly, for IoT project implementation, the device should be accessed and controlled remotely. And, finally, it should be portable, inexpensive and readily available.

Over the past few years, you might have heard about the popular boards such as Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Beagle bone black etc. These boards will fulfill all your requirements for your embedded systems project but are costly as well as bigger in size. The idea is to use a board which is tiny and can be embedded anywhere for rapid deployment.

In this course, I will cover in detail about NodeMCU and how to set it up step by step. After successful installation, you will learn how to flash the latest version of the firmware and get started. We will begin with Lua programming and complete two basic projects to understand the programming flow and the working process. Lua is a powerful and fast programming language that is easy to learn and use and to embed into your application. Lua is designed to be a lightweight embeddable scripting language.

Upon successful completion of the above project, I will also teach you how to configure and use NodeMCU with the most popular and widely used Arduino IDE and program it using C++. Using the Arduino IDE, we will code and complete two different projects. In the first project, you will learn how to make various patterns of animated graphics and execute it on the LCD.

In the second project, we will harness the power of NodeMCU by building a fully functional web server to remotely control AC appliances. We will not use any third-party app to access the web services; rather we will use web scripting language to code the webpage and the backend server.

I will also share the source code so that you can replicate the project by yourself.

Our Promise to You

By the end of this course, you will have learned to build your own IoT dashboard and control any home appliances remotely.

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Course Curriculum

Section 1 - Introduction
Introduction to NodeMCU 00:00:00
General Purpose Input/Output 00:00:00
Section 2 - Connection And User Interface
Understanding Putty And ESPlorer 00:00:00
Breadboard And Its Internal Structure 00:00:00
Section 3 - First Step To Physical Computing
Section 3 Files 00:00:00
Programming The LED 00:00:00
Real Time Demonstration – LED Blinking Duration Control 00:00:00
Section 4 - Reading Human Physical Input
Section 4 Files 00:00:00
Reading Physical Input From A Push Button 00:00:00
Understanding The Code – Physical Input 00:00:00
Real Time Demonstration – Physical Input 00:00:00
Section 5 - Arduino IDE And LCD Programming
Section 5 Files 00:00:00
Getting Started With Arduino IDE 00:00:00
Generating Animated Patterns On LCD 00:00:00
Programming The LCD 00:00:00
Real Time Demonstration – Pattern Generation On LCD 00:00:00
Section 6 - NodeMCU Web Server
Section 6 Files 00:00:00
Introduction To Web Server 00:00:00
Understanding The Web Server Code 00:00:00
Real Time Demonstration – Web Server In Action 00:00:00
Section 7 - Hardware Components And Quiz
Specific Links Of The Hardware Components 00:00:00
Hardware 00:00:00

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