Internet of Things... such as a Gadgeteer Gas Sensor with ThingSpeak
Today's Hardware Friday project is something a little different (I know, I say that all the time, but then again, I do try to make every post about something a little different...) and one that I thought kind of cool. I also liked how it melded a couple tech and also used a library we've recently highlighted, Get your .Net Micro Framework devices up with the μPLibrary!.
Gadgeteer Gas Sensor demo using ThingSpeak. The ThingSpeak site for this project is available to the public at https://thingspeak.com/channels/3512 while I test different gas sensors. I'd like to thank Paolo for his excellent ThingSpeak libraries which I got from his CodePlex 'μPLibrary - Net Micro Framework Helper Library' which is available at http://uplibrary.codeplex.com/ Source code for this project is now available at http://www.tinyclr.com/codeshare/entry/607 The Gadgeteer Framework site: http://gadgeteer.codeplex.com
A demo of how to use ThingSpeak (an IOT web site) with a Gadgeteer Gas Sensor Device. Data from the sensors are displayed in real time on ThingSpeak and using some of ThingSpeak's cool features the Gas Sensor device can send out Tweets for Alert and Alarm conditions. A very special thanks to Paolo for his ThingSpeak libraries which I got from his CodePlex 'μPLibrary - Net Micro Framework Helper Library' project at http://uplibrary.codeplex.com You can visit the ThingSpeak channel for this projects at https://thingspeak.com/channels/3512 while I'm testing different gas modules.
And as mentioned the source for the project is available too!
With the .Net Gadgeteer, a few components, a few libraries, plug and play and your creativity and you've got your own cool thing...