Welcome to IOT2TANGLE, an open source hub to integrate IoT devices and IOTA
The full article was originally published by IOT2TANGLE on Medium. Read the full article here.
After almost a year, a lot of research and testing different IoT devices we are now live! In this short post we will be introducing the I2T Hub, explain how it works and what we envision for the future.
A little background
As you might know, IOT2TANGLE is a project we envisioned while working with XDK2MAM. Back then, we understood that providing an easy to run open source codebase together with clear step by step instructions was a big enabler for those trying to validate simple IoT concepts: plug the XDK110, follow our steps, start retrieving measures and send them to the Tangle.
It didn’t take us long to realize that if we could provide the same solutions for multiple devices being used by IoT developers, we would simplify and speed up the roll out of projects based on these solutions.
Back then, we started integrating some IoT devices such as Raspberries and Ruuvitags with IOTA MAM. That was the start of I2T, but the features provided by MAM were not sufficient. Fortunately, today that has changed.
Integrate everything with the Tangle
I2T Hub is an open source repository in which we will provide all the necessary code to have very commonly used devices (Raspberry, BeagleBone, XDK110, CISS, ESP32, ESP8266, STM32, MSP430 and others) sending data to the Tangle.
For this, we have selected a set of sensors (the I2T Sensors Stack) that will be put to work on each board we provide code for.
The I2T Sensors Stack consists of:
- BME280 (Bosch) — Temperature, Humidity and Pressure sensor.
- MPU6050 (InvenSense-TDK) — Accelerometer and Gyroscope 6-axis.
- BH1750 (ROHM) — Ambient Light Sensor.
- A Generic Adjustable Sound Sensor with digital output (like KY038 Module).
Note that you won’t have to use them all if you don’t want to. Our code will detect which sensors you connected and work out of the box with them. Also, adding additional sensors that are currently not covered will be extremely easy to accomplish.
Of course, our extensive step by step guides will guide you through the sensor’s connection process, so there is no need to be an electric engineer at all! Just have them shipped to your home and get them sending data to the Tangle.