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Hacking an analog clock to sync with NTP - Part 2

Since I am more familiar with C/C++, it makes sense for me to use the Arduino IDE (rather than Lua, the other alternative).

Everything was surprisingly easy to setup. I first installed the Arduino IDE, Then I followed the instructions here to setup the board manager within the IDE. I really wanted to base the WiFi configuration part of the project on WiFi Manager, so I added that to the IDE using the library manager.


I also setup the board type under "Tools". There is no entry for ESP-12F, so I went with the ESP-12E since the two should be virtually identical as mentioned previously.

With all the setup done, I went with the simplest possible WiFi Manager sample code, which looks like this:

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#include <DNSServer.h>
#include <ESP8266WiFi.h>
#include <ESP8266WebServer.h>
#include <WiFiManager.h>

void setup() {
  WiFiManager wifiManager;
  wifiManager.autoConnect("ESPCLOCK");
}

void loop() {
}

Then I click on "Sketch, Upload" and let the magic happen...


Lo and behold, a new WiFi network appears!


Connecting to it automagically brings me to the front page of the captive portal.


To be continued...

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