Getting Started With Your AVR-IoT WG Development Board



microchips avi IOT Tabuchi is an easy-to-use platform for prototyping and designing your IOT sensor node applications out of the box this board can connect to Google Cloud and start transmitting sensor data within 30 seconds partnering with Google mccottry provides the board with small and no power control easy connectivity and secure authentication this video will walk you through the extremely easy steps to get the board started and running let's take a look at the resources on the board before we start on the core function part of the board the three main components are a te CC 608 a crypto authentication device which provides secure authentication to Google Cloud 18 mega 4000 8 Mac controller which provides smart and low power interactions with sensors and other modules on the board and 80 wink 1510 module which provides connectivity via Wi-Fi besides those a live sensor and the temperature sensor are also populated on the board to provide sensor data on the support function part of the board a power regulator a battery charger a USB connector and a nanny dbg programmer and debugger are also populated there are four LED indicators on the board with four different colors each LED indicates the corresponding condition of the board the blue LED indicates that successful connection to the local Wi-Fi network the green one indicates that the board is connected to the Google cloud server the yellow LED flashes when a sensor data packet is being published to the cloud there is also a red LED that indicates there's an error therefore if everything is set up correctly you should see the blue light and the green light on and the yellow light flashing to get started with the AVR IOT board there are basically two simple steps firstly to Laporte with the Wi-Fi credential of your local network and then to see the published sensor data on the cloud when the board is connected to your computer through USB you can set up or modify the Wi-Fi credential by performing the simple one-click operation or using command lines through the serial port when there is no USB serial connection you can configure the board as a Wi-Fi access point by pressing switch 0 button at board startup and then setup or modify the credential by using your mobile device you can either use a computer or your mobile devices to see the sensor data in the cloud now let's walk through these one by one in this tutorial I'm using my personal cell phone to set up a hotspot for Wi-Fi connection because the companies what that network has a business server please note that a similar situation may also occur when you are trying to use your company's Wi-Fi with the board the simplest way to set up the board is what we call one click or drag and drop operation after connecting the board to a computer through USB the board should be recognized as a flash drive but click on the click me file in the drive it will bring you to a HTML page to set up the Wi-Fi credential simply enter the credential of your Wi-Fi network and click on the download configuration button a configuration file is then generated drag or directly download the file to the flash drive in other word the board then within a few seconds you should be able to see the light and temperature data in the web page you can see your data anywhere at this address which is a vr – iot dot-com slash device slash the ID number of the device another way to set up the board when it's connected through USB is to use serial command line through a terminal I am using the terminal apt error term for this tutorial firstly setup the serial port connection to the periodic virtual comport the comport of the board to make sure the serial port setup the same as what's on the screen after that go to the terminal set up said we received and transmitted to be carriage return plus line feed and enable local echo go back to the terminal and hit enter you should be able to see all the available commands you can also get some more information like the firmware version of the device and the device ID number to set up the Wi-Fi credential simply follow the command and type in your network SSID password and security type to see the sensor data you can either click on the click me file or copy the device ID and enter the address in your web browser when there is no USB serial connection to the board you can also be set up by starting out as a Wi-Fi access point to do that simply press and hold switch 0 on the board during powerup then you should be able to find a Wi-Fi network called a VR IOT connect to this Wi-Fi network using a computer or a mobile device a web page will pop up for you to enter your whata credential you can also search for available networks in the web page after setting up the Wi-Fi credentials you can get access to your sensor data wherever you are we have already talked about how to see the data using your computer however there is another convenient way to get access to the data when you're using a mobile device simply scan the QR code on the back of the board using a smart phone it will bring you to the sensor data web page in this tutorial we have covered the simple steps to get you started with the AVR iot board before you prototype with a private google cloud account and your own firmware for more information on getting started with the board please refer to the link on your screen

3 Comments

  1. Sato Teran said:

    Please, help with google cloud connection…!!!

    June 30, 2019
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  2. uncle xu said:

    it does not work in china.

    June 30, 2019
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  3. Luigi sarna57 said:

    From 2:57 there are example, how to connect module with device very fast don't use cable. I have problem with this method. My devices don't see Hotspot AVR-IOT. I push the button and plug power. 4 leds start to flash but I can't connect module with devices. Where made I mistake?

    June 30, 2019
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