Storing Time Series data in Python Using TinyFlux db

Most data in IOT projects will be time series data. The traditional database for storing such data is influxdb. However if you are looking for something simpler and lighter then you can always use SQLite. SQLite isn’t optimised for time series data, but that usually isn’t a problem with small projects.

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Controlling Devices Using MQTT and Python

MQTT can not only be used for collecting sensor data it can also be used for controlling devices. In this mini workshop we will be creating a device in Python that can be controlled using MQTT. Although our sample device is a simple sensor I have used the same idea and similar code to add MQTT control to Python command line control scripts.

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Monitoring MQTT Brokers

An MQTT broker severs as a hub for all MQTT messages and so it is important that it is always online and if not that you are ware of this. There are several ways of monitoring the broker. Using the Ping Command Using the $SYS topic Sending messages through it. Monitoring Connection Status

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Using MQTTBox

MQTTbox comes in tow forms: An add-on to the chrome browser A nodejs App In this tutorial we will be using the chrome browser add-on. MQTTbox lets you publish messages to an MQTT broker, subscribe to MQTT topics,receive messages and do load testing. It is a more feature rich tool than MQTT-Lens which is also a chrome browser add-on.

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MQTT- Which QOS should you Use? 0,1,2

MQTT supports three QOS levels which are designed to ensure message delivery. QOS 0 – Once (not guaranteed) QOS 1 – At Least Once (guaranteed) QOS 2 – Only Once (guaranteed) How they work is discussed in the understanding QOS tutorial. In this article I want to delve more into the pros and cons of using these QOS levels and offer some guidelines on when to use them.

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SSL or Payload Encryption Discussion Post

With the emphasis on IOT security SSL has become the de facto solution for MQTT connections. In fact the majority of the questions I get are SSL related . What I find surprising is that not many appear to be considering using payload encryption instead of SSL and certificates.

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Books

  My Books Just a reminder that I have several books available on Kindle. Most of the content is covered on the site but the books let you take it offline. Books MQTT for Beginners . JSON and JavaScript Workbook MQTT and Python for Beginners The Mosquitto Broker For Complete Beginners

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MQTT Connections – Should You Stay Connected

MQTT is a connection oriented protocol which means that you need to establish  a connection before you can send data. However what happens after the data is sent? Do you disconnect? or stay connected? To answer the question you must understand the data that is being sent.In particular you must consider.

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Using The Paho MQTT-SN Gateway

Paho MQTT-SN Gateway can act as a transparent gateway or aggregating gateway depending on settings in the configuration file. The Gateway enables MQTT-SN clients to send messages to other MQTT-SN clients and to MQTT clients.

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