Steve’s Internet Guide

Hi and Welcome to Steve’s Internet Guide.beginners guide internet-and-networking

The first wave of the Internet involved connecting people to each other and people to information.

The next wave of the Internet will involve connecting the physical world to the Internet, and machines to each other (M2M – Machine to machine).

Every object, both real and virtual, connected to, and accessible over the Internet is the basic idea of the Internet of Things or the internet of Everything.. See- Beginners Guide to IOT

Although the Internet of Things will make use of the existing Internet and Internet technologies t will introduce new technologies,protocols and services.

One of the protocols I believe will be crucial in the coming years is MQTT and it will form the main focus of this site.

Recommended reading

If you have any questions please ask

Best Regards Steve


Latest Posts

Using the Node Red Status Node

status-nodeIn Node red any node can report status information in the visual editor.

The screenshot below shows the mqtt node.


It shows a green circle to indicate that it is connected and the text connected underneath the node. (more…)

MQTT and Raspberry Pi GPIO

gpio-pins-diagramThe Raspberry Pi has 40 General purpose Input/output Pins (GPIO) that can be used for controlling external hardware.

There are  a number of add-on boards called hats which plug into these pins and provide various sensors. The most common one being the sense hat. (more…)

Node-Red HTTP Request Node for Beginners

http-requestThe node-red http request node is a core node and can be used for making http requests. It can be used for.

  • Retrieving web pages from a website
  • Making API Request
  • Sending and receiving JSON data to a website or API.
  • etc


Node-Red MQTT Data and Topic Logger

This is a data and topic logger similar to the python data and topic loggers that can be used for logging MQTT data to log files either as a single file containing multiple topics or multiple files based on topic.

It is controlled using a node-red dashboard making it much easier to use than the python loggers. (more…)

Simple Python MQTT Topic Logger

mqtt-topic-loggerThe MQTT data logger logs data to all monitored topics to the same log files.

If the data need to be split into topics then it will need to be done by the log analyser software. (more…)

You will find the latest Tutorials on the blog