Tutorial on setting up Sierra Wireless Air Vantage with your Custom IoT Device

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The challenge is to create a system for air quality sensing which can operate without human intervention. My idea is to create a system that can measure air quality indoors and outdoors and log this data to the Sierra Wireless System. For the indoor unit, I have a CC3200 power unit which can measure temperature and an MICS5524 sensor which can measure air pollutants and connects to the cloud over wifi. It is powered by the TI Fuel Booster Pack and charged wirelessly with the Wurth Electronics Wireless Charging System. All parts are TI and Wurth Electronics. Continue reading “Tutorial on setting up Sierra Wireless Air Vantage with your Custom IoT Device”

A guide to the CC3200

Prelude

The challenge is to create a system for air quality sensing which can operate without human intervention. My idea is to create a system that can measure air quality indoors and outdoors and log this data to the Sierra Wireless System. For the indoor unit, I have a CC3200 power unit which can measure temperature and an MICS5524 sensor which can measure air pollutants and connects to the cloud over wifi. It is powered by the TI Fuel Booster Pack and charged wirelessly with the Wurth Electronics Wireless Charging System. All parts are TI and Wurth Electronics. Continue reading “A guide to the CC3200”

Using the BusPirate to see if it’s Alive- TI HDC1000

Using the BusPirate to get T & RH

I2C Testing with the Buspirate

This mini article is part of a larger project an I will link to it at the end. For this project, I was required to use the TI HDC1000 and instead of buying a module, I decided to get samples and a make a PCB of my own. This would be great except I had to create the footprints which are almost microscopic! Anyways I got it made from SeeedStudios and I bought one of those ultra cheap hot air stations with no indications about temperature or airflow and some paste and got started. The reflow happened painlessly and I was pretty happy with myself. Before I move on to mounting any other parts, I decided to see if the HDC1000 was alive or had kicked the bucked in my hotair experiment. Continue reading “Using the BusPirate to see if it’s Alive- TI HDC1000”

Getting started with an I2C LCD using a bus pirate

Midad I2C LCD

I got one of these (The LCD!) LCDs from the budget and the motive is to use them to display air quality. Low and behold I got them and these things are tiny… I mean more than I thought. BUT they should get the job done. This post is a little one where I try and get it to work and experiment with I2C. Lets go! Continue reading “Getting started with an I2C LCD using a bus pirate”

IOT Air Quality Sensor: Firecracker After math Analyzer

In the Air Header

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Pollution is a big problem today and its an ever increasing problem. It is said that prevention is better than cure, but a lot of people will spread pollution for personal reasons and create an environment which is un-health and with serious long term problems. Our cities are growing and spreading everyday and the concrete jungle is running over the real one. Technology can be an enabler to help protect the environment as well as monitor the world which can give us a more detailed view of how we are destroying the world we live in. The Internet-Of-Things or Internet-Of-Everything is a way of connecting everything to the cloud. By way of internet connectivity, events can be handled real-time as well as mass data collection can be made extremely easy. Continue reading “IOT Air Quality Sensor: Firecracker After math Analyzer”