Did You Know? Stream Data from Arduino

Our Did You Know series brings some of Initial State’s amazing features to attention while giving tips and tricks on how to make the most of them.

Did you know that you can stream data to Initial State from an Arduino board?

Whether you need your project to be the size of a postage stamp or you only want to spend $15, you don’t have to sacrifice the ability to get data out of your Arduino and into a visualization. And you don’t even have to write your own sketch to do it.

We’ve put together 2 example sketches for you on how to make HTTP calls to our RESTful API, which is all you need to stream: http://support.initialstate.com/knowledgebase/articles/630055-how-to-stream-events-in-an-arduino-sketch

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One example is on the Arduino Yun, an Arduino that comes with on-board WiFi. The other example uses a board called the Cactus Micro with an attached ESP8266 WiFi shield. While the Yun sketch is specific to the Yun itself (or another board capable of running cURL), the second sketch can very easily be adapted to work on any board with a WiFi shield.

What are you waiting for? Get that Arduino connected and streaming!

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