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.
What you will 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