Tutorial: Electric Imp Nora Motion & Environment Streamer

I already wrote about Electric Imp releasing an Initial State library and how you can use Electric Imp with an April board and Env Tail to build a cheap and reliable environmental sensor. And how awesome the Electric Imp platform is at connecting to the Internet quickly, securely, and reliably. The only way it could get better would be if you didn’t have to plug the board into the wall to power it. Or didn’t have to add extra hardware to add sensors.

Well it looks like Electric Imp is in the business of granting wishes, because their Nora board is not only battery-powered, it comes with the Imp card built-in along with 6 different sensors.

Now that’s what I’m talking about.

Project level: Beginner
Approximate time to complete: 20 minutes
Data points produced per day: 16,000


In this step-by-step tutorial, you will:

  • connect your Imp-powered breakout board to a local WiFi network
  • measure temperature, humidity, lux, UV index, IR levels, pressure, orientation, and acceleration
  • use the Electric Imp IDE to stream collected data to a cloud visualization service (https://www.initialstate.com)
  • turn that information into your personal dashboard that you can access on your laptop or mobile device

Stream Motion & Environment Data from the Electric Imp

This tutorial is part of the series, “Learning How to Build Real IoT Applications” >>

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