AskSensors IoT Platform Documentation

Create Sensor

Create Sensor, configure your dashboard and try out all the main functionalities to suit your needs.

1-Create Sensor

2-Edit Sensor

3-Monitor Real Time Data Stream

4-Visualize data in graph

1-Create Sensor

A sensor is a communication channel with unique Api Keys where AskSensors collects and stores user's data.
Each Sensor provides up to 6 Modules with shareable graphs where users can send data stream to each module separately.
From your project dashboard, you can create a new sensor by clicking on 'New Sensor'.

AskSensors : New Sensor

Fill your sensor name and description. Add up to 6 modules and click on 'Save'.

AskSensors : Add Module

You will get the sensor informations:

- Sensor Name (on the top): The sensor name you have entered.
- Sensor ID: a unique sensor ID.
- Author: the sensor author.
- API Key In: a unique code you will need to write data to this sensor.
- Created: date of creation
- Updated: date of last update
- Description: The Sensor description you have entered.

AskSensors : Sensor Information

2-Edit Sensor

The Edit Sensor page provides users with several options:

- Click 'Delete sensor' to delete the Sensor definitively
- Click 'Clear sensor' to delete all data stream storied in this sensor.
- Click 'Disable Sensor' to disable the sensor. no data will be received on this sensor.
- Click 'Generate Api Key' to generate a new API KEY for your sensor.

AskSensors : Edit Sensor

3-Monitor Real Time Data Stream

From your sensor dashboard, open the Modules window, it shows a set of features:

AskSensors : Add Graph

  • Add Graph: Click 'Add graph' button to associate graphs to your modules. There are 7 type of graphs: Line, Scatter, Bar, Gauge, Table, Binary and Digital.
    From the Add Graph window, Choose the graph type, and its configuration and click 'Save'.
    AskSensors : Add Graph

    The image below shows an example of Line Graph.

    AskSensors : Line Graph

  • Email Alert: Click the ‘Add Alert' button to receive an email alert when the data read on your module exceeds a configurable threshold (Min/Max Value).
    A periodic check will be performed depending the Min Interval value (e.g. 30min means that your module data will be checked every 30 minutes, if at least one value has exceeded the threshold, you will receive an email alert).
    AskSensors : Email Alert

  • Export data: Click the ‘Export CSV’ button to export all the data stored in this module to a CSV file.

4-Visualize data in graph

Each AskSensors Graph allows four main functionalities that are available through the four icons on the righ top of the graph, as shown in the next figure.

  • Starting from the left, the ‘Share chart' icon generate a shareable URL that you can use to share your graph with your friends and colleague, or embed it in your web application.
  • Click 'Edit chart' if you need to modify the graph configuration.
  • Click the 'Open chart’ icon, to view your graph data stream in full screen.
  • The remove icon hides the graph from your dashboard.

AskSensors : Gauge Graph

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