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    We'll be sending out a limited number of Arduino MKR 1010 boards for your Arduino IoT in the Cloud project proposals!

     

    In the comments below let us know what Cloud project you'll be working on in honor of Arduino Day 2019!

     

    Last year, Arduino was celebrated on May 12th, 2018 and we decided to celebrate the first birthday of Project14  by celebrating the birthday of Arduino  with an Open Arduino competion in Project14 | The Birthday Special: Arduino Projects for Arduino Day!   It was so much fun we have decided to do something similar but with a twist. We'll be using Arduino Day to encourage you to use the build cloud based projects with MKR boards using Arduino IoT Cloud as the cloud service provider.

     

    You can also free to create whatever Arduino cloud based projects you want by visiting IoT: In the Cloud !  The challenge will be to submit a project that makes use of a wireless technology and a cloud provider (Arduino IoT Cloud, AWS, Google Cloud, io.adafruit, etc). Projects could include cloud connected home security system, Environmental monitoring (Temp, humidity, air quality etc), Industrial data logger with online data logging, baggage tracker utilising GPS and Sigfox network, Smart garage door opener, Energy monitoring, and more.   While you can use any component you choose with any cloud provider, we hope that some of you will use this opportunity to demonstrate what's possible with an MKR board and the Arduino IoT cloud platform    The competition will launched on March 14th, two days prior to Arduino Day on March 16th, 2019.

     

    You are free to post the project in IoT: In the Cloud , Arduino Projects ,  or your community blog by using the tag iotcloudch

     

    Tag your project arduinoday2019ch to have it featured in Arduino !

    Visit our IoT essentials series to explore further possibilities for your IoT cloud projects:

     

     

    Visit for details & to enter your project:  IoT: In the Cloud

    The Prizes

     

    The Grand Prize

    The Grand Prize

    (2) Arduino MKR WAN 1300 Board + (1) Arduino MKR Relay Proto Shield

    A Compatible LoRa Gateway *

     

     

    * Arduino Pro LoRa Gateway, 8 x LoRaWAN Channels, 868MHz, IoT Development (Outside of the US) / TTN-GW-915TTN-GW-915 -  Network Gateway, The Things Network, LoRaWAN, IoT Development, US Only (915MHz)

     

    3 First Place Winners

    3 First Place Winners

    Arduino MKR GSM 1400 + (MKR CAN Shield +  MKR RS 485 Shield +  MKR ETH Shield) Combo

    Plus a $100 Shopping Cart

     

     

    Arduino GSM 1400 Board + a Shield Combo (MKR CAN, MKR RS-485, MKR ETH) + a $100 Shopping Cart

     

     

    Getting Started with Arduino IoT Cloud

    While you are free to use any hardware components or cloud provider you like for the upcoming Project14 competition,  IoT: in the Cloud, there are several reasons you might consider using the combination of an MKR board and the Arduino IoT Cloud service to connect the cloud to the world around you.  You can use Arduino IoT  Cloud to log, graph, and analyze sensor data, trigger data, and home automation.  It offers an easy platform for beginners and its ideal for rapid prototyping for professionals.  You can quickly build remote sensor monitoring using widgets and connect to a spreadsheet, database, or automate alerts using webhooks.  Devices are secured using X 509 certificate-based authentication, developers can create custom apps using Arduino IoT Cloud APIs, and its based on open hardware and open IoT standards.

     

    The following video shows how you can get up and running in no time at all:

     


     

    Sign up to Arduino IoT cloud at https://auth.arduino.cc/register :

     

     

    or login if you have an account or use your google account:

     

     

     

    You'll find a step-by-step tutorial as well as an FAQ.  Currently, Arduino IoT Cloud only supports the MKR 1000, MKR WiFi 1010 and the MKR GSM 1400 boards.  In the future the MKR VIDOR 4000 and Arduino Uno boards will also be supported.  Next click on "New Thing" and select the board you wish to use to configure:

     

     

     

     

     

     

    You'll need to download and install a plugin onto your computer, connect your board via USB, give it a name, and then configure your board. Arduino IoT Cloud is currently in the public beta stage. We welcome feedback on what you like and what you don’t!

     

    Arduino IoT Cloud Components

    Based on what the user wants to achieve, an IoT application will require a few basic components:

     

    • Devices to collect data or control something (the hardware you want to use);
    • Software to define the behavior of the hardware (code such as an Arduino Sketch)
    • A Cloud application to store data, or remotely control the equipment. (cloud service provider

     

    Arduino IoT Cloud Properties

     

    Devices such as the MKR 1010 board use software (eg. Sketches) to run software, read sensors, control actuators, an communicate with the Arduino IoT Cloud.  The "thing" in Internet of things refers to a collection of properties such as temperature or light and not the hardware itself.   A thing is the logical representation of a connected object.  Properties are the qualities defining the characteristics of a system. A property can be something like a 'read-only' (RO) setting to indicate the Arduino IoT Cloud can read the data, but cannot change the value of the property. A property might be designed as 'read and write' (RW) if the Arduino IoT Cloud can also remotely change the property’s value and send an event notification to the device.

     

    For example, a device might have a sensor which will provide the room temperature. That would be read-only. It might also include a thermostat to be able which will change the room’s temperature.

     

    PropertyTypeValuePermission
    ROOM_TEMPERATURETEMP (F)64RO
    DESIRED_TEMPERATURETEMP (F)69RW

     

     

    Arduino IoT Cloud Events

     

    The Arduino IoT Cloud becomes aware of events when it receives application messages that indicate the something has happened. For example, it might be informed by a face-recognition application that someone is at a door, or it has received a request from another app that light has to be turned on.

     

    Software for Arduino IoT Cloud

     

    If you're familiar with Arduino then you are aware of how Sketches work.  When you create a "sketch" it is processed and compiled to machine language. Sketches are basically a simplified version of C/C++.   What Arduino IoT Cloud does it will quickly

    and automatically generate a Sketch when setting up a new thing. Arduino IoT Cloud allows other methods o interaction, including HTTP REST API, MQTT, Command-Line Tools, Javascript, and Websockets.

     

    You can get started using the Arduino IoT Cloud at the following location: https://create.arduino.cc/projecthub/133030/iot-cloud-getting-started-c93255

     

     

     

    Arduino MKR Boards:

     

    Product NameQuantity
    Arduino MKR WiFi 1010 Development Board *1Buy NowBuy Now
    Arduino MKR WAN 1300 Development Board ***1Buy NowBuy Now
    Arduino MKR GSM 1400 Development Board *1Buy NowBuy Now
    Arduino MKR VIDOR 4000 Development Board **1Buy NowBuy Now

     

     

    * - Supported with Arduino IoT Cloud

    ** - Support coming for Arduino IoT Cloud

    *** - Not supported

     

    Arduino Lora Gateway:

     

    Product NameQuantity
    Arduino Lora Gateway Pro *1Buy NowBuy Now

     

    * - only available in Europe

     

    Arduino MKR Shields:

     

    Product NameQuantity

    Arduino MKR SD Proto Shield

    1Buy NowBuy Now

    Arduino MKR CAN Shield

    1Buy NowBuy Now

    Arduino MKR Relay Proto Shield

    1Buy NowBuy Now

    Arduino MKR Connector Carrier

    1Buy NowBuy Now

    Arduino MKR MEM Shield

    1Buy NowBuy Now

    Arduino MKR 485 Shield

    1Buy NowBuy Now
    Arduino MKR ETH Shield1Buy NowBuy Now
    Arduino MKR Proto Shield1Buy NowBuy Now
    Arduino MKR Proto Large Shield1Buy NowBuy Now

     

    Arduino MKR Kits:

     

    Product NameQuantity
    Arduino MKR 1000 IoT Bundle1Buy NowBuy Now
    Arduino Engineering Kit1Buy NowBuy Now

     

    We'll be sending out a limited number of Arduino MKR 1010 boards for your Arduino IoT in the Cloud project proposals!

     

    In the comments below let us know what Cloud project you'll be working on in honor of Arduino Day 2019!