I am very new at arduino, and not long ago, we started teaching it in school. We already got to work on some project, and we would like too make our arduino control a few output pins via wifi.
To be more exact, we would like to create a mobile app that will with a press of a specific button tell arduino to do something (Simple turning on the wired cooler to it or so). I have seen some wifi modules over the internet like ESP8266 ESP-01 ESP01 and some WIFI shields as well.
What I would like to ask, is that even possible and if it is, which one should I get? I would like either the first module or wifi shield to act as a router for mobile devices. They connect to it and I am able to send some requests from my phone to my arduino, and vice versa. If it’s not possible for those modules to act as routers, am I able to connect them to the real router of mine and then make a connection:
- Mobile <-> Router <-> Wifi module ESP8826 (or shield)
- Mobile <-> Wifi module (or shield)
I am okay with any. I would also be very thankful if someone could also recommend me a few modules/ shields I could use for this.
Thanks in advance!