MicroPython and ESP8266 Airboat

Water Python

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Article from Issue 222/2019
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An airboat project uses a standalone WiFi web server for remote control.

My daughters and I have built a number of airboat projects, but this time I thought that I'd use MicroPython [1], a lean and efficient implementation of the Python 3 programming language that includes a small subset of the Python standard library and is optimized to run on microcontrollers.

For this project, my goal was to create a MicroPython standalone WiFi access point and use it as a small web server for controlling the airboat fans.

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