Customize and connect Industrial IoT Solutions with Controllino and Ubidots

Ubidots and Controllino partner for affordable Industrial IoT Solutions without the headache.

Ubidots is thrilled to welcome Controllino to the Ubidots ecosystem of device manufacturers and providers. We have been playing around with countless devices these past few years and the Controllino is just simply amazing. This industrial PLC device is freely programmable to your needs and specifications and is based on the Arduino open source software technology to tailor the MINI, MAXI, and MEGA Controllino boards to tackle the shop floor’s most desirable data collection and automation needs.

Continue reading “Customize and connect Industrial IoT Solutions with Controllino and Ubidots”

How to simulate a TCP/UDP client using Netcat

This piece is here to introduce you to the Server and Client Concept. Firstly, how does the Server/Client concept work within Internet of things? The client is the device that initiates the communication. The server is Ubidots (or any other server connection), that will accept connections and manage the data transfers using a simple protocol like TCP or UDP. This article will show you how to simulate a client using a usefull tool called Netcat and realize the immediate connection using your own computer’s terminal.

To learn more about of managing your data with Ubidots, reference Send Data to Ubidots over TCP or UDP.

Continue reading “How to simulate a TCP/UDP client using Netcat”

SONOFF Tutorial: A Wi-Fi Room Temperature Controller for $10


sonoff_th-7.png

In our last blog post we learned how to use the SONOFF Smart Switch to control a relay from Ubidots. In this case, we’ll learn how to control an Air Conditioner with the SONOFF TH, a variation of the original one that includes temperature and humidity sensors. Using these readings, we’ll use Ubidots’ Event engine to turn on or off your air conditioner automatically, depending on the room temperature.

Continue reading “SONOFF Tutorial: A Wi-Fi Room Temperature Controller for $10”

Logging Temperature, Humidity, and Dew Point with Electric Imp

The Electric Imp is an amazing device for IoT projects and its integration with Ubidots makes it very simple to create graphs and SMS/Email alerts in a few minutes. This Electric Imp tutorial we’ll teach you how use the Electric Imp breakout board with a DHT11 sensor to measure temperature and relative humidity, and then compute the Dew Point using Ubidots’ math engine.

dewpoint

Continue reading “Logging Temperature, Humidity, and Dew Point with Electric Imp”

Water your plants with a DIY Smart Sprinkler using PiFace and Ubidots

One of the reasons I mostly have cactuses at home is because I often forget to water my plants. This is why I build this project to control an electrovalve remotely to irrigate my plants from any place just using my phone.

At the end of this tutorial, you should be able to do something like this:

  Continue reading “Water your plants with a DIY Smart Sprinkler using PiFace and Ubidots”