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MQTT Essentials - A Lightweight IoT Protocol

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MQTT Essentials - A Lightweight IoT Protocol

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Overview of this book

This step-by-step guide will help you gain a deep understanding of the lightweight MQTT protocol. We’ll begin with the specific vocabulary of MQTT and its working modes, followed by installing a Mosquitto MQTT broker. Then, you will use best practices to secure the MQTT Mosquitto broker to ensure that only authorized clients are able to publish and receive messages. Once you have secured the broker with the appropriate configuration, you will develop a solution that controls a drone with Python. Further on, you will use Python on a Raspberry Pi 3 board to process commands and Python on Intel Boards (Joule, Edison and Galileo). You will then connect to the MQTT broker, subscribe to topics, send messages, and receive messages in Python. You will also develop a solution that interacts with sensors in Java by working with MQTT messages. Moving forward, you will work with an asynchronous API with callbacks to make the sensors interact with MQTT messages. Following the same process, you will develop an iOS app with Swift 3, build a website that uses WebSockets to connect to the MQTT broker, and control home automation devices with HTML5, JavaScript code, Node.js and MQTT messages
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MQTT Essentials - A Lightweight IoT Protocol
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Chapter 3. Controlling a Drone with Python

In this chapter, we will write Python code to control a drone with MQTT messages. We will write code that will be able to run on different popular IoT platforms. We will:

  • Understand the requirements to control a drone with MQTT

  • Define the topics and commands to control a drone

  • Install paho-mqtt for Python

  • Connect the client to the MQTT server with Python

  • Understand callbacks

  • Subscribe to topics with Python

  • Create a class to represent a drone

  • Receive messages with Python

  • Process commands with Python

  • Work with the network loop with Python

  • Send messages with Python