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WeeESP8266

An ESP8266 library for Arduino providing an easy-to-use way to manipulate ESP8266.

Source

Source can be download at https://github.com/itead/ITEADLIB_Arduino_WeeESP8266.

You can clone it by:

git clone https://github.com/itead/ITEADLIB_Arduino_WeeESP8266.git

Documentation

Online API documentation can be reached at http://docs.iteadstudio.com/ITEADLIB_Arduino_WeeESP8266/index.html.

Offline API documentation can be found under directory doc.

How to get started

On the home page of API documentation, the tabs of Examples, Classes and Modules will be useful for Arduino lovers.

API List

bool 	kick (void) : Verify ESP8266 whether live or not.
 
bool 	restart (void) : Restart ESP8266 by "AT+RST".
 
String 	getVersion (void) : Get the version of AT Command Set.
 
bool 	setOprToStation (void) : Set operation mode to staion.
 
bool 	setOprToSoftAP (void) : Set operation mode to softap.
 
bool 	setOprToStationSoftAP (void) : Set operation mode to station + softap.
 
String 	getAPList (void) : Search available AP list and return it.
 
bool 	joinAP (String ssid, String pwd) : Join in AP. 
 
bool 	leaveAP (void) : Leave AP joined before. 
 
bool 	setSoftAPParam (String ssid, String pwd, uint8_t chl=7, uint8_t ecn=4) : Set SoftAP parameters. 
 
String 	getJoinedDeviceIP (void) : Get the IP list of devices connected to SoftAP. 
 
String 	getIPStatus (void) : Get the current status of connection(UDP and TCP). 
 
String 	getLocalIP (void) : Get the IP address of ESP8266. 
 
bool 	enableMUX (void) : Enable IP MUX(multiple connection mode). 
 
bool 	disableMUX (void) : Disable IP MUX(single connection mode). 
 
bool 	createTCP (String addr, uint32_t port) : Create TCP connection in single mode. 
 
bool 	releaseTCP (void) : Release TCP connection in single mode. 
 
bool 	registerUDP (String addr, uint32_t port) : Register UDP port number in single mode. 
 
bool 	unregisterUDP (void) : Unregister UDP port number in single mode. 
 
bool 	createTCP (uint8_t mux_id, String addr, uint32_t port) : Create TCP connection in multiple mode. 
 
bool 	releaseTCP (uint8_t mux_id) : Release TCP connection in multiple mode. 
 
bool 	registerUDP (uint8_t mux_id, String addr, uint32_t port) : Register UDP port number in multiple mode. 
 
bool 	unregisterUDP (uint8_t mux_id) : Unregister UDP port number in multiple mode. 
 
bool 	setTCPServerTimeout (uint32_t timeout=180) : Set the timeout of TCP Server. 

bool 	startServer (uint32_t port=333) : Start Server(Only in multiple mode).

bool 	stopServer (void) : Stop Server(Only in multiple mode).

bool 	startTCPServer (uint32_t port=333) : Start TCP Server(Only in multiple mode). 
 
bool 	stopTCPServer (void) : Stop TCP Server(Only in multiple mode). 
 
bool 	send (const uint8_t *buffer, uint32_t len) : Send data based on TCP or UDP builded already in single mode. 
 
bool 	send (uint8_t mux_id, const uint8_t *buffer, uint32_t len) : Send data based on one of TCP or UDP builded already in multiple mode. 
 
uint32_t 	recv (uint8_t *buffer, uint32_t buffer_size, uint32_t timeout=1000) : Receive data from TCP or UDP builded already in single mode. 
 
uint32_t 	recv (uint8_t mux_id, uint8_t *buffer, uint32_t buffer_size, uint32_t timeout=1000) : Receive data from one of TCP or UDP builded already in multiple mode. 
 
uint32_t 	recv (uint8_t *coming_mux_id, uint8_t *buffer, uint32_t buffer_size, uint32_t timeout=1000) : Receive data from all of TCP or UDP builded already in multiple mode. 

Mainboard Requires

  • RAM: not less than 2KBytes
  • Serial: one serial (HardwareSerial or SoftwareSerial) at least

Suppported Mainboards

Using SoftwareSerial

If you want to use SoftwareSerial to communicate with ESP8266, you need to modify the line in file ESP8266.h:

//#define ESP8266_USE_SOFTWARE_SERIAL

After modification, it should be:

#define ESP8266_USE_SOFTWARE_SERIAL

Hardware Connection

WeeESP8266 library only needs an uart for hardware connection. All communications are done via uart. In each example, you must specify the uart used by mainboard to communicate with ESP8266 flashed AT firmware.

MEGA and WBoard Pro

For MEGA and WBoard Pro, Serial1 will be used if you create an object (named wifi) of class ESP8266 in your code like this:

#include "ESP8266.h"
ESP8266 wifi(Serial1);

The connection should be like these:

ESP8266_TX->RX1(D19)
ESP8266_RX->TX1(D18)
ESP8266_CH_PD->3.3V
ESP8266_VCC->3.3V
ESP8266_GND->GND

UNO

To use SoftwareSerial, mySerial will be used if you create an object (named wifi) of class ESP8266 in your code like this:

#include "ESP8266.h"
#include <SoftwareSerial.h>

SoftwareSerial mySerial(3, 2); /* RX:D3, TX:D2 */
ESP8266 wifi(mySerial);

The connection should be like these:

ESP8266_TX->RX(D3)
ESP8266_RX->TX(D2)
ESP8266_CH_PD->3.3V
ESP8266_VCC->3.3V
ESP8266_GND->GND

Attention

The size of data from ESP8266 is too big for arduino sometimes, so the library can't receive the whole buffer because the size of the hardware serial buffer which is defined in HardwareSerial.h is too small.

Open the file from \arduino\hardware\arduino\avr\cores\arduino\HardwareSerial.h. See the follow line in the HardwareSerial.h file.

#define SERIAL_BUFFER_SIZE 64

The default size of the buffer is 64. Change it into a bigger number, like 256 or more.


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