This week I just wanted to continue on from last week with the esp32 and communicate with a server and be able to dynamically change a webpage.
First I looked at my friend Evan's page where he used a web interface
For reference my final code for the work done on this page can be found here: my index.h file and my .ino file. Make sure that the index.h file is in the same folder as your .ino file when you run it!
My first crack at it was basically just using the existing code from the tutorial.
I then updated the code and added in capacitive sensing code using the touchread function that is built into the esp32 library. I got good enough resolution that I am confident I'll be able to sense hands that are inches away from the sensor. Below I have the web interface that dynamically updated
Here you can see me testing the capacitive sensor and the website updating (updates happen every 2 seconds). The values start around 55 and drop to 44 when I get close and finally drop to around 10 when I fully touch the aluminum foil.