Before you start The Raspberry Pi IOT Project, we strongly suggest you learning the Raspberry Pi basic project firstly:
Internet of Things (IoT) Starter Kit on Raspberry Pi
Internet of Things or IoT is a very popular topic in today’s world. Though IOT technology, people can control almost everything remotely through browser or cellphone app and greatly improve our productivity and life quality.
To help beginners to understand what is Internet Of Things. Our team, in partner with cayenne.mydevices.com, designed this IoT starter kit which can give some hands-on experience on IoT technology and DIY some simple but useful project for fun. For example, you can get your home temperature and humidity in your web browser, control a servo motor or light up a LED with a cell phone app and many many.
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Steps to run IOT project with our kit
Step 1: Register a Free account in cayenne.mydevices.com
Step 2: install smartphone app or you can simply use your browser
Download myDevices Cayenne Smartphone App from Apple Store or Google Play
Step 3: install client software on pi
Make sure Raspbian OS is freshly installed in your Raspberry Pi and Internet is connected to Pi,then install Cayenne client software on Raspberry Pi by typing following two commands in Pi command window:
sudo bash rpi_t98xrjhi6d.sh -v
Your command should be a little different as per different account registered.
Type and run the two commands above in your Raspberry Pi terminal and install cayenne client on Pi. (You could use our 3.5” LCD screen to type the two commands, it would be more easy for starter.)
Your Pi will download and install some client software, this might take about 5 to 10 minutes depending on your internet connection speed.
Step 4: Begin our first project!
Once your client installation is done, in Cayenne’s control panel page you will see a Raspberry Pi icon in the upper left hand corner.
Login to your Cayenne control panel, you should see an Add new button on upper left corner, if you can not see this button, click User menu -> Triggers & Alerts , you will see it.
Click Add new->Device
in Device Category select Sensors->Generic->Digit Input
You will see a View Tutorial link in right side of the page. It will show a simple circuit graph which connects a push button to Pi.
Back to Main Control Panel Page, on Select Raspberry Pi drop-down menu, you should see Raspberry Pi option(If you can not see any Pi option, your client software installation should have some problem or your internet connection is broken), select that default Pi option.
Select all option values as per the picture above. And lastly click the “Add Sensor” button on the lower-right corner. You will see that a GPIO input icon will show on the left menu. Click that icon, you will see the following image.
As shown in the picture above, you will initially see a green square inside a block.
Now go back to your Pi circuit and push the button on your breadboard.
You will see the green square turn into a gray square as shown below:
Now you have successfully used your Raspberry Pi to communicate with the Cloud. Caynenne supports many more sensors on their cloud service, most of which are included in our kit. You can browse through them on Cayenne’s website.
|3 x Photoresistor(light sensor)||IOT tutorial|
|1 x MCP3008 or MCP3204 A/D converter||IOT tutorial|
|1 x DS18B20 Temperature sensor||IOT tutorial|
|1 x PIR Motion sensor||IOT tutorial|
|1 x servo motor||IOT tutorial|
|1 x BMP180 Digital Barometric pressure Sensor||IOT tutorial|
|1 x Relay Module||IOT tutorial|
|1 x PCA9685 16-Channel PWM Driver I2C Controller||IOT tutorial|
|5 x push buttons|
|1 x DHT11 Temperature/Humidity sensor|
|1 x Solderless Prototype Breadboard|
|1 x GPIO to Breadboard 40-pin breakout interface|
|Jumper Wires(2 x 8pin female to female 20cm)|
|Jumper Wires(1 x 40pin male to male 15cm)|
|LED (6 x Bright White, 6 x Red, 6 x Yellow, 6 x Green)|
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