Now that we are able to understand the sensors' behavior, let's use them to help us creating a lawn watering system. To help us on our task, we'll be using the Intel IoT cloud-based analytics. This is a free service for developers, allowing real-time data acquisition and analysis. We'll be able to collect our sensors' data, analyze it, and create actuation rules based on the given inputs.
To simulate the irrigation system working, we'll be recurring to an LED. We won't be controlling a real irrigation system, but with these instructions, you'll be able to easily adapt this example to a real life situation.
Let's start by taking a look at the enableiot website and create a user account:
Open the https://dashboard.us.enableiot.com/ link with your favorite browser and create an account by providing your e-mail and password.
Go to your e-mail inbox and look for the e-mail Intel just sent you. Follow the...