We have updated our ThingTweet Tutorial to cover the Arduino Ethernet and the new Arduino IDE (v1 and above). ThingTweet is a ThingSpeak App that allows you to send Twitter status updates via your Arduino microcontroller with an Ethernet shield or with Ethernet integrated onto one board. Our Arduino examples for ThingSpeak and ThingSpeak Apps have been moved to GitHub, so that you can easily download, modify, and contribute updates.
.NET Micro Framework Developer [paolopat] created a client for the ThingSpeak platform. This allows any device that supports the .NET Micro Framework to access ThingSpeak web services by using the μPLibrary 1.8. The library is available on NuGet Gallery and abstracts the ThingSpeak API. The library works with the popular Netduino Plus and other devices running .NET Micro Framework.
“With more and more embedded devices “smart” in the world, begins to take on an increasingly important concept of the Internet of Things (IoT), a neologism by which you want to express the capacity that these devices (brutally “things”) in order to connect to the world wide web and exchange information. In this come into play a number of online platforms that provide the service to upload and logging information in real-time making it available to other devices that request them. The architecture is oriented such that the platform is obviously RESTful where the data grouped into channels and feeds are accessible through the concept of URL.
One of the main platforms is certainly ThingSpeak, for which I have implemented a client for. NET Micro Framework and I have included in my library uPLibrary (now at version 188.8.131.52) present on CodePlex, namespace uPLibrary.IoT.ThingSpeak.”
Thank you, Paolo!
The OHS was a blast last year. We got to meet all the Open Source Hardware heroes that are pushing this movement forward. Our part in all this is to push open platforms to connect all that open hardware. ThingSpeak is growing very quickly as you see projects pop-up every day. We will be releasing our two-year numbers and the latest stats just before the Open Hardware Summit. Just a hint about what you will hear… we doubled in size over the last 6 months!
Sponsorship opportunities are still available!
If you use Ruby to write programs and apps, Daniel Treacy created a Ruby wrapper for the ThingSpeak API. This Gem makes it easy to access the ThingSpeak API inside of your Ruby code.
For more information, check out our tutorial and visit GitHub for the full source code. Thanks Daniel!
“You might have recently heard about ‘Internet of Things’. You may even be wondering what things are…”
We are starting a video tutorial series, so you can see how to get started with ThingSpeak right away. The first two videos are available now along with our 20 other tutorials for ThingSpeak. Check out the Tutorials section of the ThingSpeak Community website.
We have recently received a few email about accessing historical data. We even noticed some posts on other forums asking about older data.
All ThingSpeak Channels are continuous logs of data. Using API commands, you can access recent data and historical data. The default API parameters allow for easy access to recent data. To get access to older data, all you need to do is pass in a “start” and “end” parameter into a channel request.
Here is my feed from New Year’s Eve:
And remember, you can also do this with charts too:
Let us know if you need any more clarification on the many API parameters possible. Have fun!
PS. Some big features coming soon!
The team behind openPICUS has created an Application Note to help you jump-start your “Internet of Things” project by adding wireless technology with the Flyport and cloud services with ThingsSpeak. Both of these projects are open source, changeable, and ready for all kinds of applications. This combination allows you build “new” things that tap into cloud services via ThingSpeak apps such as Channels for data logging, Charts for seeing data, ThingTweet for making things tweet, React to send alerts, and ThingHTTP to access web data such as weather reports.
[stefano] generously translated ThingSpeak into Italian and we are very thankful. The ThingSpeak web app now supports Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, and English thanks to some awesome ThingSpeak users! ThingSpeak è un progetto di Open Internet of Things da ioBridge!
We have update the documentation for the TweetControl app:
TweetControl allows you to monitor Twitter for trigger words to send ThingHTTP requests. The CheerLights project by ioBridge Labs uses TweetControl to update its ThingSpeak Channel so other lights around the world stay in sync with each other.
Why use TweetControl? Our app connects to the Twitter Streaming API. What this means to you is that you don’t have to keep polling Twitter for status updates. You can sit back and let TweetControl listen and then process the request when a trigger word gets fired. This happens in real-time and it’s quite remarkable to see in action.
TweetControl is a part of our collection of apps for social things.