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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

Understanding the need for certification

Every electrical product must undergo certification. The specific certification required depends on the country in which the product will be sold. Just as you design with manufacturing in mind, you must also design with certification in mind.

You need to wait until your product is ready for market before you certify it. Any changes to the product, including the enclosure, will normally require recertification.

While certification will be done at the end, it is important to consult a certification expert at the point of preliminary production design.

Here are some certification bodies to be aware of:

  • Federal Communications Commission: This US-based regulator certifies all electronic products, making sure that the electromagnetic radiation from those products is within acceptable levels and doesn’t interfere with the operation of other wireless communication devices.
  • Underwriters Laboratories (UL) or Canadian Standards...