The ESP Series of Systems on a Chip for Prototyping IoT devices

Bill Ball will give an overview and bring examples of the ESP series of SoCs by Espressif mounted on development boards. Implementations of the ESP32 & ESP8266 offer the means to quickly learn and prototype connected hardware at low cost using a variety of programming environments, languages, and attached peripherals. Bill’s current focus is on evaluating the Lolin D32 Pro implementation of the ESP32 as the basis for learning micro-controllers in a rapid prototyping class.

Bill Ball is a Scholar in Residence at Capital University where he teaches courses on rapid prototyping and game and VR development. He also leads the planning of the annual MakerX festival of creating with technology.
CARPE is a group of people who love to play around with hardware. From automated chicken coops to robot safe cracking to thermal imaging, we love it all. Join us to tinker, learn, hang out and have a good time.

• What we’ll do – Play with hardware, learn about hardware, hang out with cool people who love hardware.

• What to bring – Anything you want related to hardware. Personal projects, questions, tools, etc.

• Important to know – This is NOT just a meetup for people who have years of experience working with hardware. This is a meeting for anyone and everyone who is interested. Do you have zero experience but are curious? Come and learn. Do you have a lifetime of experience? Come and share that with others. Young and old alike are welcome. Pizza and Beer for everyone!