Workshop - ESP8266 - Learn to Build Something Awesome!

May 1, 2018 · Charlotte, United States of America

You will not want to miss this chance to learn how to build something awesome with the ESP8266!

Smash an Arduino and Wifi into a chip and you get the ESP8266, a unique device we'll explore! We'll look not only at the device, but some of the most popular libraries including WifiManager, FastLED, MQTT, NTP and HTTP. We'll have 50 ESP8266 chips to give away for the first 50 arrivals!!!

Most people like to work in teams so come regardless if you have a laptop or not. If you have a laptop then please have it ready by following these instructions to install the Arduino studio and esp8266 add on. https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/esp8266-thing-hookup-guide/installing-the-esp8266-arduino-addon

The instructions are here to install the following libaries, FastLED, Arduino MQTT and NTPClient: https://www.arduino.cc/en/Guide/Libraries

Wifi will take forever to download these if you don't do it before the event. If you have troubles, post a comment below and we'll give you a hand.

Also, because of the number of wifi devices, some people should be prepared to use their phones as a hot spot to make an internet connection with their ESP8266.

About Jeremy:
Jeremy is into cool technology with a passion for all things IoT and a day job as a reliability engineer, he likes his solutions to work and work reliability. Jeremy is not only facilitating the workshop, but he personally purchased the 50 devices that he is giving away!

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors:
Logical Advantage, http://logicaladvantage.com, is Charlotte’s premier provider for IoT consulting or projects. Logical Advantage specializes on firmware, message brokers, cloud services, data acquisition and visualization for IoT. Special thanks to Logical Advantage for paying for dinner and creating and facilitating the Charlotte IoT group.

SnapAV, http://www.snapav.com/, is an IoT company headquartered in Charlotte NC! They manufacture and distribute over a thousand products including some really cool home automation connected products! Special thanks to SnapAV for providing an awesome location for us to meet!

We are meeting at SnapAV Corp Office on 1800 Continental Blvd, Charlotte, NC. The auditorium is located on the first floor directly to the right of the elevators.

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