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thing-it-device-microcontroller

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[thing-it-node] Device Plugin for Microcontrollers (Arduino Uno and others) as well as GPIO access for Single-board Computers like Raspberry Pi or C.H.I.P.

This allows you to

  • control the Microcontroller configuration over the Internet,
  • define complex services, event processing, storyboards and Jobs combining the Microcontroller and its connected Devices, Actors and Sensors with other Devices, Sensors and Actors.

by means of thing-it-node and thing-it.com.

Installation

After you have

  • set up your [thing-it] Node Box and
  • configured or copied a [thing-it] Mesh with a TI SensorTag,

connect your microcontroller to your [thing-it] Node Box via a USB cable.

User Interface

The appearance of the UI of the Microcontroller Plugin on the [thing-it] Mobile Client depends on the configured Actors and Sensors

Actors

LED

RGB LED

Addressable LED (WS2812B)

The Pixel Actor only works with Arduino as Microcontroller and requires a custom version of the Arduino Firmata. Installation instructions can be found here.

Button

Servo

LCD

Photocell

Potentiometer

Relay

Sensors

Light Sensor

Note: Light sensor uses i2c interface. For Microcontroller Typ: Raspberry PI this must be activated first via sudo raspi-config -> interfaces

Connection:

Raspberry Pi pin (function) TSL2564/BH1750
6/9/14/20/25/30/34 (GND) GND
1/17 (3.3V) VCC
5 (SCL) SCL
3 (SDA) SDA

Light Sensor

Note: Light sensor uses i2c interface. For Microcontroller Typ: Raspberry PI this must be activated first via sudo raspi-config -> interfaces

Connection:

Raspberry Pi pin (function) TSL2564/BH1750
6/9/14/20/25/30/34 (GND) GND
1/17 (3.3V) VCC
5 (SCL) SCL
3 (SDA) SDA

Once I2C is enabled, we need to slow the speed way down due to constraints of this particular sensor.

via

sudo nano /boot/config.txt

add this line to the file

dtparam=i2c_baudrate=10000

safe and reboot