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Arduino Data Communications

By : Robert Thas John
5 (1)
Book Image

Arduino Data Communications

5 (1)
By: Robert Thas John

Overview of this book

In our modern, internet-connected world, where billions of devices constantly collect and send data to systems to be stored and processed, it’s surprising how the intricacies of data transmission and storage are often overlooked in the IoT domain. With Arduino Data Communications, you'll bridge the knowledge gap and become an expert in collecting data from IoT sensors, transmitting data, and configuring your own databases. This book is an exploration of IoT’s inner workings, guiding you through the process of setting up an end-to-end system that you can employ to prototype your own IoT solutions, using easy-to-follow examples. It begins with a general overview of the Arduino ecosystem, acquainting you with various sensors and shields and unveiling the art of data collection. You’ll then explore data formats and methods to store data, both locally and on database servers. As you progress through the chapters, you’ll learn how to set up REST and MQTT infrastructure to communicate with databases and get hands-on with LoRaWAN, Ethernet, cellular, HC-12, and RS-485. The final chapters are your training ground for real-world projects, imparting the essential knowledge you need to tackle complex challenges with confidence. By the end of this Arduino book, you'll have seamlessly configured an end-to-end system, all while immersing yourself in practical scenarios that bring the world of IoT to life.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Part 1:Introduction to Arduino and Sensor Data
Part 2:Sending Data
Part 3: Miscellaneous Topics

Manufacturing hardware

There are two parts that you will need to manufacture:

  • The PCB
  • The Enclosure

Let’s consider these in detail.

PCB fabrication

There are a large number of PCB fabrication providers and you can pick any one, depending on where you live. If there are none within your geography, then you may look to Asia. You will need to send the fabricator a file that it will use to print out the PCB. Most fabricators accept Gerber files.

Most PCB fabricators will only manufacture the PCB. This will require you to solder the components yourself. This could be a problem if you make use of tiny SMD components. Some fabricators can solder these components for you and send you the finished board. This is called PCB assembly.

You can find PCB manufacturers online. Here is a list of a few that might interest you:

  • PCB Way
  • Seeed Studios
  • Sparkfun Electronics

With your PCB done, let’s consider enclosures.