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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

Utilizing short-range communications

Short-range communication typically limits itself to utilization within a building, such as a home. Technologies such as Bluetooth, Zigbee, and Wi-Fi are frequently used for short-range communication. Let’s briefly consider some of these technologies.


When you work with Bluetooth, the network that you set up is frequently called a Personal Area Network (PAN). These networks have extremely short coverage, usually around 30 feet or 10 meters, and normally support peer-to-peer communication. You can find these frequently implemented between phones and other devices such as speakers, headsets, wearables, and automobiles. Some microcontrollers that have onboard Wi-Fi also have Bluetooth capabilities. You will need to read the documentation of the board to find this information. For example, the Arduino MKR WiFi 1010 has an onboard u-blox Nina-W10 chip that gives it Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities. As a result, you can write and...