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Part 2: Creating Individual Diagrams with MATLAB Visualization

Individual graphical displays can be generated using predefined examples or generically, assuming basic knowledge of programming with MATLAB. In principle, the data is read in using readAPIKey, ChannelID and FieldID, then edited if necessary and finally visualized with the plot command, for example. Click on the “Save and Run” button to execute the code and generate the output… Read More »

Part 1: Creating Simple Visualizations in ThingSpeak

ThingSpeak provides the following display types by default and these can be added using the corresponding buttons: The gauge instrument and numeric display are called widgets. Press the “Add Widgets” button to add the widgets. In the simplest case, more complex visualizations are used to display time histories in charts, where a quantity can be displayed as a… Read More »

Visualization of measurement data with ThingSpeak

ThingSpeak offers a very easy way to create visualizations and even integrate them into your own homepage. This is done using widgets that are called with a line of code. Part 1: Creating Simple Visualizations in ThingSpeak This article describes what standard display types are available in ThingSpeak and how easy it is to create these widgets. Part… Read More »

Display push notifications on your phone

This article shows how you can easily receive push notifications from your smartphone using the HoneyPi Android app and ThingSpeak. You can configure which ThingSpeak channels and fields you want to receive notifications for and under what conditions. This allows you to react quickly when you receive a notification that the hive’s weight is higher or lower than… Read More »

The Homebuilt HoneyPi by Alexander

This series of articles shows a step-by-step instruction on how to build the HoneyPi using Grove connectors and all sorts of other tricks 😉 Table of contents Installation of HoneyPi in the housing Power supply 230V and solar Grove Adapter PCB Structure of the Weighing Frame Additional information on the following topics: Connection of cheap BME680 from Ebay… Read More »

Part 1: Installation of HoneyPi in a housing

type 158x90x65mm clear waterproof plastic That’s what it looks like when it’s done: Re 1: Total material costs for electronics with me approx. 64€ (+ possibly resulting forwarding expenses) Prize Amount Sum Type 15,50 € 1 15,50 € Raspi Zero reichelt Raspberry Pi Zero WH v.1.1, 1 GHz, 512 MB RAM, WLAN, BT 3,95 € 1 3,95 €… Read More »

Part 2: Power supply 230V & Solar

Power supply via 230V: The simplest and cheapest solution Then you see immediately if something shifts when screwing on. Self-tapping tapping screws with drill point: When screwing on, make sure that the two axes of the hinge are aligned (longitudinally aligned), otherwise it will jam later! 2x gate hinge for variable installation angles, screw on centrally. => The… Read More »

Part 3: Adapter-LK for Grove connectors

Basics of the Grove connector system. Why Grove plugs? A table top assembly (almost) only with finished Grove modules. Solderless connector system This greatly reduces the chance of miswiring. No forgotten pull-up / pull-down resistors… A repair / component exchange extension / troubleshooting at the apiary is also much easier due to the “reverse polarity protected” plugging. If… Read More »

Part 4: Assembly of the scale frame

Here I have chosen the following structure: One screen printing plate each at the top and bottom. It is screwed onto a 100x200x10mm steel or aluminium plate for load distribution. Between the load distribution plates there is a spacer plate on each side which is adapted to the bore pattern of the load cell. At each of the… Read More »

Visualize and analyse measurement data

The HoneyPi measurement system uses the ThingSpeak platform to store the data. ThingSpeak is open source and specializes in storing all measurement data from the Internet of Things. The nice thing about it is that the whole thing is completely free of charge and can be done without special technical know-how. In addition, ThingSpeak offers many different interfaces.… Read More »

Notifications via ThingSpeak and IFTTT

Instruction If, for example, you would like to receive a message or notification on your smartphone if the weight falls below a certain level, you can set this up quite simply by using the following services: at ThingSpeak.com through the services “ThingHTTP” and “React” in interaction with the IFTTT.com available service “WebHooks” Preconditions: You are using the HoneyPi… Read More »