Arduino IoT Cloud is a cloud-based platform that allows you to build IoT applications with ease. In this tutorial, we will walk you through the process of setting up an Arduino IoT Cloud account, connecting your devices to the cloud, and creating your first IoT application.
Step 1: Setting up an Arduino IoT Cloud Account
- Go to the Arduino IoT Cloud website: https://create.arduino.cc/iot/
- Click on “Sign Up” to create a new account.
- Fill in the required details and click on “Create Account”.
- Once you have created an account, log in to the Arduino IoT Cloud dashboard.
Step 2: Connecting Your Devices to the Cloud
- In the Arduino IoT Cloud dashboard, click on “New Thing” to create a new device.
- Select your device type (in this tutorial, we will be using an Arduino MKR1000 board).
- Follow the instructions to set up your device.
- Once your device is set up, click on “Connect a Device” to connect it to the cloud.
- Follow the instructions to connect your device to the cloud.
Step 3: Creating Your First IoT Application
- In the Arduino IoT Cloud dashboard, click on “New Sketch” to create a new application.
- Give your application a name and select your connected device.
- Click on “Create”.
- You should now see a block-based editor where you can drag and drop blocks to create your application.
- For example, you can drag the “When the temperature exceeds…” block and the “Send an email” block to create an application that sends an email when the temperature exceeds a certain value.
Step 4: Uploading Your Application to the Device
- Once you have created your application, click on “Upload” to upload it to your device.
- Follow the instructions to upload the application to your device.
- Once the application is uploaded, you can test it by interacting with your device.
Congratulations, you have now set up an Arduino IoT Cloud account, connected your devices to the cloud, and created your first IoT application!
Note: This tutorial provides a basic introduction to the Arduino IoT Cloud. For more advanced features and functionalities, refer to the official documentation: https://docs.arduino.cc/arduino-cloud/getting-started/iot-cloud-getting-started