Blynk mobile development for Arduino - Updated for Blynk 2
What you'll learn
- How to use the Blynk platform to create apps for iOS and Android.
- How to use Blynk with the Arduino Nano 33 IoT.
- How to use Blynk with the ESP32.
- How to create a Blynk project on the Blynk public server.
- How to use common widgets, such as the Button, LED, Slider, Step Control, Joystick, Color Picker, Timer, Superchart.
- How to create email and smartphone notifications.
- How to create Blynk projects with two devices.
- How to setup a private Blynk server on a Raspberry Pi Zero W.
- How to configure and customise a private Blynk server.
- How to optimise your Raspberry Pi Zero W for best performance as a Blynk server host.
- Working knowledge of the Arduino IDE.
- Ability to write simple programs for the Arduino.
- Have at least one Arduino board (two boards needed if you want to try out a dual-device project).
- See free Lectures 2 and 3 for detailed software and hardware requirements.
A few months ago, Blynk completed a significant revamp of their platform. The revamp introduced new features, and ended support for others.
Blynk 2.0 is much more powerful then the legacy version, and cheaper for hobbyists. It maintains the familiar graphical user interface for creating mobile applications, and adds a cloud dashboard. It also offers a significantly upgraded Arduino library packed with features, including support for over the air firmware upgrades.
We have updated the course to cover all new features, and to bridge your knowledge from Blynk "legacy" to Blynk "2.0".
With this course, you will learn how to use the Blynk platform to create apps for iOS and Android that work with the Arduino Nano 33 IoT and the ESP32 or any other supported device.
With a Blynk smartphone app, you will be able to create powerful applications that integrate your smartphone with any supported device to read data from sensors, control motors, log data, and send out notifications.
The Blynk Platform consists of a smartphone application for Apple iOS and Android, microcontroller libraries for dozens of devices like the Arduino MKR 1010, and server software for Linux or Windows hosts.
The Blynk smartphone app is like the Arduino IDE: it is a smartphone app editor that allows you to compose your smartphone app using a simple drag-and-drop interface.
No programming is needed.
The main focus of the Blynk platform is to make it super-easy to develop the mobile phone application.
As you will learn in this course, developing a mobile app that can talk to your Arduino is as easy as dragging a widget and configuring a pin.
The Blynk device libraries make it easy to connect an Arduino or other microcontroller to a Blynk project. For programming a device like the Arduino Nano 33 IoT or the ESP32, you will use the Arduino IDE.
And, the Blynk server is the component that allows your Blynk smartphone app and as many devices as you want to integrate within one or more Blynk projects.
This course is perfect for people who want to create mobile phone-powered microcontroller applications.
You may want to create a home automation system, a rocket launcher, a robot, or even an industrial automation application.
All this is possible with Blynk.
This course will introduce you to the Blynk platform through a series of projects based on an Arduino Nano 33 IoT and an ESP32.
You will also show you how to set up your Blynk private server on a Raspberry Pi Zero W so that you can create applications without limitations of size and performance that the public server imposes.
Who this course is for:
- People that are already familiar with the Arduino that want to create IoT mobile apps.
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, techexplorations dot com.