The best way of learning a new technology is by working with it.
I am continually creating scripts for testing and demo purposes,and doing small projects to gain a better understanding of MQTT and associated technologies.
In this section I will take you though some example projects and scripts that I have created.
Many of them will be in a workbook form and include demo code.
You will be able to download the code, use and modify it to help with your own projects.
You should note that any Scripts are for educational purposes,but you are free to use them in your own projects without restriction.
MQTT Study and Revision Workbook
This workbook is geared towards individuals who are studying MQTT at a university or college as part of a course.
It will also be of use for those who want to get a quick overview of MQTT and MQTT features without going into detail.
The only pre-requisites are a basic understanding of networking and networking protocols.
Available as free download and also as a paid download via buy me a coffee if you want to make a contribution.
Controlling Devices Using MQTT and Python
Online tutorial and downloadable Project workbook where we use MQTT to control a python script. The script is a simple sensor but I have used the same technique to control many other python scripts.
What it covers:
- Basic topic design
- Basic MQTT API creation
You should be familiar with the Paho MQTT client
Python MQTT Bridge
Many networks will have a local MQTT broker (edge broker) which also connects to a cloud broker.
The broker could be configured as an MQTT bridge and relay messages to the cloud broker.
However some brokers don’t support this functionality (Aedes) and also you many want to only bridge changed messages,topic aggregation, or topic remapping that isn’t supported by the broker.
In addition you may not be the broker administrator and so doing it on the broker is impossible.
In this project we look at using an MQTT client (python client) to do the bridging
This is an ongoing project with a simple bridge and an aggregating bridge available.
See Python MQTT Bridge –
Simple Controllable MQTT Sensor Simulator in Python -A very simple two state sensor using python , that can be controlled externally using MQTT.
Simple MQTT Sensor Data Logger using SQL – This script Logs sensor data to a a SQLLite database .
Simple MQTT Data Logger – This script Logs data to a files as simple text or JSON encoded data .
How to Send a File Using MQTT– Reads a file from disk and sends it using MQTT. It uses a file hash to check that the file is received ok.
Encrypting MQTT Payloads with Python – Example Code. -Payload encryption is easier to implement than SSL link encryption. This is an example Python script that implements MQTT payload encryption.
Republishing HTTP Data Over MQTT
HTTP is the protocol that powers the Web,and is the most common protocol on the Internet.
Because of this it has been used in many scenarios were it is not ideally suited.
Any type of public information system e.g flight or bus arrivals and departures is more suited for MQTT than http.
In this project we take an example of a flight arrival system taken from a real airport and republish this data over MQTT.
What is particularly interesting is how easily and seamlessly this could be done.
Do You have a suggestion for a project or workbook then please let me know using the comment form.