I have a puzzle to solve….
In my ideal ESP8266 world,. I will have a board that spends it’s life as a TCP/IP listener – and that will talk to an APP or another board (read on). And that’s fine and that works.
However, when the board powers up it will have to go get the time – and it may log something with a server somewhere – and that’s fine TOO – all of that works.
The problem – it may not BE a problem but it’s got me… is how to do both at once. i.e. I want to continue to listen – while calling a routine to go check the time or log something – and you have to change MODE for that and when you’re done you can change BACK… but your TCP/IP listener is now defunct.
One could be silly and use TWO ESP-01 boards… but surely there’s a better way?
Any Ideas anyone?