Send commands to your actuators through AskSensors
An Actuator device is a communication channel with unique Api Key through which users send commands from the AskSensors application to the physical device.
Each Actuator device provides up to 6 Modules with shareable commands. Users can send commands to each module separately.
From your Actuator devices workspace, CLick 'New Actuator' to create a new Actuator device.
Fill your actuator name and description. Add your actuator modules and click on 'Save'.
You will get the actuator informations: - Actuator Name: The actuator name you have entered. - Actuator ID: a unique actuator ID. - Author: the actuator author. - API Key Out: a unique key you will need to read command from this actuator. - Created: date of creation - Updated: date of last update - Description: The Actuator description you have entered.
The Edit Actuator page provides users with several options: - 'Delete Actuator' to delete the Actuator definitively. - 'Clear Actuator' to delete all commands data stream storied in this actuator. - 'Disable Actuator' to disable the actuator. No command will be stored on this actuator. - 'Generate Api Key Out' to generate a new API KEY OUT for your actuator device.
From your actuator device page, Click the 'Modules' tab, it contains serveral features:
The image below shows an example of Slider Command.
To send a command to your device, select the command value (depending the command type: slider, switch or value) and click the button 'Send command'. A list of guides are provided to describe how to read command values from AskSensors with ESP32, ESP8266 and Arduino Like-platforms.
In addition, each AskSensors Command allows four main functionalities that are available through the four icons on the righ top of the Command, as shown in the next figure.
The AskSensors users have the possibility to set and visualize the GPS positions of their actuators.
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