ESP8266: Getting Started

An introduction to the powerful and low-cost ESP8266 Wifi microcontroller

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Getting Started with the ESP8266 is a step-by-step course designed to help you create projects using the amazing ESP8266 WiFi microcontroller board even if you are an absolute beginner in electronics, programming, or both.

Getting Started with the ESP8266 is a 6 modules step-by-step video course in which you will learn everything you need to know about the ESP8266, starting from the absolute basics.

I really used all the experience I acquired during all the years I worked with the ESP8266, in order to create those step-by-step tutorials that will teach anyone how to create projects with this amazing WiFi chip.

If you already have experience working with the Arduino, then you will be able to bring it over to the ESP8266. You will use the same IDE that you are familiar with from your work with the Arduino. And the programming is also almost identical.

You can think of the ESP8266 as a turbo-charged Arduino Uno, with integrated Wifi. But while a genouine Arduino Uno can cost $30, you can get an ESP8266 board for just $5!

If you are serious about creating your own connected projects, this is the course for you.

Here is what you will get from this course

Getting Started with the ESP8266 is the #1 course about learning the basics of the ESP8266 WiFi chip, and you won't find this anywhere else ... and here is what you will be able to do after following the course:

  • Create exciting projects using the ESP8266 WiFi chip, without being limited by a lack of skills
  • Control several components using the ESP8266, like LEDs, motors, and relays
  • Use the ESP8266 to remotely measure data & control your projects via WiFi
  • Build your own basic & inexpensive Internet of Things (IoT) projects with the ESP8266

You also get all those additional bonuses for FREE (Value: $47)

Bonus #1 - The ESP8266 Cheat Sheet

You will get the cheat sheet that I created with all the ESP8266 commands & functions. With that, you will be able to access all the functions of ESP8266 at one glance in order to build your projects faster.

Bonus #2 - The Ultimate Guide to Choose Your ESP8266 board

You will get the guide that I wrote to help you choose the best ESP8266 board for you, amongst all the options available on the market.

Bonus #3 - Supporting Material For All The Projects

You will get supporting material for all the videos of the course, including the detailed code for all the projects & tutorials you will find inside the course.

Your Instructor

Dr Peter Dalmaris
Dr Peter Dalmaris

Peter Dalmaris is an educator, electrical engineer, electronics hobbyist, and Maker. Creator of online video courses on DIY electronics and author of three technical books, and has recently released his book Maker Education Revolution.

As a Chief Tech Explorer since 2013 at Tech Explorations, the company he founded in Sydney, Australia, Peter’s mission is to explore technology and help educate the world.

Tech Explorations offers educational courses and Bootcamps for electronics hobbyists, STEM students and STEM teachers.

A life-long learner, Peter’s core skill is in explaining difficult concepts through video and text. With over 15 years of tertiary teaching experience, Peter has developed a simple yet comprehensive style in teaching that students from all around the world appreciate.

His passion for technology and in particular for the world of DIY open source hardware has been a dominant driver that has guided his personal development and his work through Tech Explorations.

Peter’s current online courses have helped over 60,000 people from around the world to be better Makers.

For more information on Peter's work, please go to his web site.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
What if I only have little or no experience in electronics/programming?
In that case this course is definitely for you :) I created this course so it is really starting from the absolute basics, so even if you are a complete beginner in electronics, programming, or both, you will be able to follow the course.
Is the course right for me? Will I be able to build the projects I want after following it?
I designed this course so you can learn the foundations of the ESP8266 WiFi chip even if you are a complete beginner. Using what you will learn in the course, you will then be able to build projects in many fields, like home automation, IoT, robotics, and healthcare. So for sure you will be able to build your projects after following the course :)
What about the ESP32?
Good question! The ESP32 is basically the 'big brother' of the ESP8266, with a lot of similar functions but also more advanced features. As the ESP32 was not yet completely 'easy' to use when I made this course, I will release additional videos when that will be the case. And of course, it will be 100% free for you :)

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