Short Bytes: myDevices Cayenne is an Internet of Things project builder that makes it easy for anyone to create new things with Raspberry Pi and Arduino. The developers can visualize the sensor data and control the components of their hacker boards.myDevices Cayenne is the world’s first drag and drop IoT project builder that lets the developers and makers quickly prototype their projects. Cayenne allows you to connect your sensors to your Pi and access them on your Cayenne dashboard. Working with Cayenne is a pretty simple process and the beginners don’t even need to write any code to get their project up and running.
In this article, I’ll tell you how to get started with Cayenne and start making new things:
myDevices Cayenne makes Raspberry Pi more fun
To get started, the users need to visit Cayenne website and sign up. Creating an account from mobile or desktop is totally free. Just visit the Sign Up page and enter your email, name and choose a password.
The next step involves choosing a device. At the moment, Cayenne works with Raspberry Pi, Arduino LoRa devices. To get started, you need to select a device and move ahead.
Let’s suppose you’ve selected Raspberry Pi. Now you need to power on the Pi and connect it to the internet. Just in case you need to know how to get started with Raspberry Pi, you can read our beginner’s guide. You should also make sure that your Pi has the Raspbian operating system installed.
“Cayenne was designed to help users create IoT prototypes and bring them into production”
The next step involves installing Cayenne app on your mobile device. After doing so, the app will guide you through the process of installing Cayenne on your Raspberry Pi device.
You can also install myDevices Cayenne on your Pi using the Terminal. During the account setup, you’ll be shown two lines of command that you need to run in the Terminal.
After a few minutes, Cayenne app will be installed on your device. After the installation and reboot process is finished, the Cayenne dashboard will show the details of your device.
Cayenne works with a variety of sensors for measuring temperature, luminosity, motion, generic, pressure/distance sensors. Here’s the complete list of supported sensors.
Cayenne also supported by Arduino
Back in August, myDevices entered into a partnership with Arduino. This allows the makers and developers to control Arduino components and visualize the sensor data.
As myDevices is more inclined towards drag and drop process, it’s an easy platform for beginners with no coding experience. You can find more information about myDevices Cayenne on their website.
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