Logging to Google Sheets


Often you'll want to take some measurements and then upload them to an online service. There are some examples of common services here, but perhaps one of the most approachable ways to get at your data is just to put it on a Google Spreadsheet, which you can do by uploading data using Google Forms

With the Espruino Pico's HTTPS support you can now do this. In this example we'll use an ESP8266 WiFi module to upload the STM32 chip's temperature to Google every minute.

Note: In the past this example used an explicit HTTPS key and certificates, but this is not needed so has been left out. For details on using certificates, see Storing HTTPS Certificates.

You'll Need

Or an Espruino Espruino WiFi

Wiring Up

For the Espruino WiFi you don't have any wiring up to do.

Just follow the instructions for wiring up the ESP8266 module - it's easier to use an adaptor shim for it


  • Make sure your Device's firmware is up to date. You need at least 1v92
  • Copy and paste the code below into the right-hand side of the Web IDE
  • Change the WiFi name and password at the top of the code
  • Delete the onInit function at the bottom that's not for your board
var WIFI_NAME = "";
var WIFI_OPTIONS = { password : "" };

var wifi;

// Actually send a form
function sendForm() {
  // This uploads to https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1R1D6GKK5MvtjS-PDEPHdqIqKSYX4kG4dPHkj_lkL1P0/pubhtml
  LED1.set(); // light red LED while we're working
  var content = "entry.1093163892="+encodeURIComponent(E.getTemperature());
  var options = {
    host: 'docs.google.com',
    port: '443',
    protocol: "https:",
    headers: { 

  console.log("Connecting to Google");
  require("http").request(options, function(res)  {
    console.log("Connected to Google");
    var nRecv = 0;
    res.on('data', function(data) { nRecv += data.length; });
    res.on('close', function(data) {
      LED1.reset(); // turn red LED off when finished
      console.log("Google connection closed, "+nRecv+" bytes received");

function onConnected(err) {
  if (err) throw err;
  wifi.getIP(function(e,ip) {
    setInterval(sendForm, 60000); // once a minute

// For Espruino Pico
function onInit() {
  // initialise the ESP8266, after a delay
  setTimeout(function() {
    digitalWrite(B9,1); // enable on Pico Shim V2
    Serial2.setup(115200, { rx: A3, tx : A2 });
    wifi = require("ESP8266WiFi_0v25").connect(Serial2, function(err) {  
      if (err) throw err;
      console.log("Connecting to WiFi");
      wifi.connect(WIFI_NAME,WIFI_OPTIONS.password, onConnected);
  }, 2000); 

// For Espruino WiFi
function onInit() {
  wifi = require("EspruinoWiFi");
  wifi.connect(WIFI_NAME, WIFI_OPTIONS, onConnected);
  • Now go to drive.google.com (you need to be logged in with your Google account)
  • Click New, more, Google Forms
  • Edit the title
  • Add a First item with title Temperature and set the question type to Text
  • Click Done
  • Click Send form and copy the URL you're given
  • Open it in the web browser, right-click and view source
  • Search for <form and copy the /forms/... but out of the action parameter and paste it into path in sendForm
  • Search for <input type="text" and copy the name parameter out and paste it into where it says var content = in sendForm - make sure there is an = on the end.
  • Now upload the code to Espruino, and type save() to save it to flash - it should now start running.

Logging more data is easy - you can just add more items to your form and can append extra items to the content variable. The content is just like a URL... To add more items, you need to separate them with an & character.

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