The Spark Core is an open source, cloud-powered development platform. It’s tiny but powerful, and it is easy to program because it’s Arduino-compatible. In this Spark Core Tutorial we will connect the Spark core to Ubidots, logging temperature and humidity variables in the cloud.
In our last Electric Imp tutorial we learned how to measure temperature, humidity and overall thermal comfort with Ubidots. This time we are going to make a simple on-off fan control. We will log the temperature to Ubidots and trigger an event when it is over 30ºC, so that the Electric Imp turns on a fan,..
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..
This tutorial shows some of the basic capabilities of an Arduino and it’s integration with Ubidots. After doing it, you’ll learn what an Arduino is, what it does and how you can set it up to turn an LED (or any other actuator) on and off from your Ubidots account. All you need to get..
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..
Is your Internet provider delivering a good quality service? If the answer is “no”, then how can it be measured? A nice way to get a sense of your Internet’s quality is to ping a remote host and watch the response times. This is what we call “Latency”. This guide explains how to use an..
In this project we’ll build a simple parking sensor using a Raspberry Pi. It turns out that every morning I have to face this question: is the ONLY parking spot in front of my office already taken? Because when it actually is, I have to go around the block and use at least 10 more..
If you’re thinking about designing an ideal data structure for your Internet of Things application, then here’s what you should do: don’t do it. As it turns out, the Internet of Things requires a huge deal of flexibility. Why? Because there are millions -if not billions- of heterogeneus objects that will begin interacting with each..
Next week we’ll be hosting an Internet of Things hackathon. The #IoTDay is an annual event that gathers hackers and makers from all around the world, in order to build sensor-powered products and applications. While we get ready for it, we just wrote a small script to see the live RSVPs in a Ubidots dashboard.
During last october’s Python Boston User meetup, we put together this simple but fun project. Because this was a software meet up -not a hardware one- my goal was to read some already-available realtime data and make sense of it through the Ubidots service. Luckily I found this service made possible by Nathan Bergey which updates the ISS..
System monitors are tools that report information on the resources and performance of a given computer system. Data points about the CPU, memory, and hard disk are common to system monitors. But what use are these variables? In a production system, measurements of these variables provide critical insight into how your code is running and how..
People counters are mostly used in the retail industry to gain better insights of how shoppers behave. They are also found in security, event management and smart cities applications. Imagine you manage a large mall; these counters would help you know how many people enter your mall, which paths they take, where they stop, and foremost, when does..