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ESP8266 DS18B20 Temperature Sensor Web Server with Arduino IDE


In this project you’ll create a standalone web server with an ESP8266 that displays the temperature with a DS18B20 temperature sensor.

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If you like the ESP and you want to do more projects you can read my eBook Home Automation Using ESP8266.

Let’s get started!

Installing the libraries

You’ll need to install the OneWire Library and DallasTemperature Library.

Installing the OneWire Library

  1. Click here to download the OneWire library. You should have a .zip folder in your Downloads
  2. Unzip the .zip folder and you should get OneWire-master folder
  3. Rename your folder from OneWire-master to OneWire
  4. Move the OneWire folder to your Arduino IDE installation libraries folder
  5. Finally, re-open your Arduino IDE

Installing the DallasTemperature Library

  1. Click here to download the DallasTemperature library. You should have a .zip folder in your Downloads
  2. Unzip the .zip folder and you should get Arduino-Temperature-Control-Library-master folder
  3. Rename your folder from Arduino-Temperature-Control-Library-master to DallasTemperature
  4. Move the DallasTemperature folder to your Arduino IDE installation libraries folder
  5. Finally, re-open your Arduino IDE

Uploading your ESP8266 code

Having the ESP8266 add-on for the Arduino IDE installed (How to Install the ESP8266 Board in Arduino IDE).

Go to Tools and select “Generic ESP8266 Module” or “ESP-12E”.

Arduino IDE select esp8266

Copy the sketch below to your Arduino IDE. Replace the SSID and password with your own credentials.

After modifying my sketch upload it to your ESP8266 (if you can’t upload code to your ESP8266, read this troubleshooting guide).

  Rui Santos
  Complete project details at https://randomnerdtutorials.com  

// Including the ESP8266 WiFi library
#include <ESP8266WiFi.h>
#include <OneWire.h>
#include <DallasTemperature.h>

// Replace with your network details
const char* ssid = "REPLACE_WITH_YOUR_SSID";
const char* password = "REPLACE_WITH_YOUR_PASSWORD";

// Data wire is plugged into pin D1 on the ESP8266 12-E - GPIO 5
#define ONE_WIRE_BUS 5

// Setup a oneWire instance to communicate with any OneWire devices (not just Maxim/Dallas temperature ICs)
OneWire oneWire(ONE_WIRE_BUS);

// Pass our oneWire reference to Dallas Temperature. 
DallasTemperature DS18B20(&oneWire);
char temperatureCString[7];
char temperatureFString[7];

// Web Server on port 80
WiFiServer server(80);

// only runs once on boot
void setup() {
  // Initializing serial port for debugging purposes

  DS18B20.begin(); // IC Default 9 bit. If you have troubles consider upping it 12. Ups the delay giving the IC more time to process the temperature measurement
  // Connecting to WiFi network
  Serial.print("Connecting to ");
  WiFi.begin(ssid, password);
  while (WiFi.status() != WL_CONNECTED) {
  Serial.println("WiFi connected");
  // Starting the web server
  Serial.println("Web server running. Waiting for the ESP IP...");
  // Printing the ESP IP address

void getTemperature() {
  float tempC;
  float tempF;
  do {
    tempC = DS18B20.getTempCByIndex(0);
    dtostrf(tempC, 2, 2, temperatureCString);
    tempF = DS18B20.getTempFByIndex(0);
    dtostrf(tempF, 3, 2, temperatureFString);
  } while (tempC == 85.0 || tempC == (-127.0));

// runs over and over again
void loop() {
  // Listenning for new clients
  WiFiClient client = server.available();
  if (client) {
    Serial.println("New client");
    // bolean to locate when the http request ends
    boolean blank_line = true;
    while (client.connected()) {
      if (client.available()) {
        char c = client.read();
        if (c == '\n' && blank_line) {
            client.println("HTTP/1.1 200 OK");
            client.println("Content-Type: text/html");
            client.println("Connection: close");
            // your actual web page that displays temperature
            client.println("<!DOCTYPE HTML>");
            client.println("<head></head><body><h1>ESP8266 - Temperature</h1><h3>Temperature in Celsius: ");
            client.println("*C</h3><h3>Temperature in Fahrenheit: ");
        if (c == '\n') {
          // when starts reading a new line
          blank_line = true;
        else if (c != '\r') {
          // when finds a character on the current line
          blank_line = false;
    // closing the client connection
    Serial.println("Client disconnected.");


To complete this project you need the following components:

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Here’s the schematics:


ESP8266 IP Address

Open the Arduino IDE serial monitor at a baud rate of 115200. After a few seconds your IP address should appear. In my case it’s

serial monitor


For the final demonstration open any browser from a device that is connected to the same router that your ESP is. Then, type the IP address and press Enter:

web server window

Now you can see temperature in Celsius and Fahrenheit in your web server. To see the latest readings simply refresh the web page.

Do you have any questions? Leave a comment down below.

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P.S. If you got stuck during this tutorial make sure you read “ESP8266 Troubleshooting Guide

P.P.S. To lear more about the sensor used in this tutorial, you can read Guide for DS18B20 Temperature Sensor with Arduino

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