Getting Started with Raspberry Pi Cayenne




In this tutorial I will be looking at how to setup Raspberry Pi cayenne. This is a pretty simple process and will give you access to a powerful IoT software package. If you’re a fan of sensors, collecting data and the overall concept of IoT then this is for you.getting started with raspberry pi cayenne

There are quite a few features and things you’re able to do with this software but to keep things relatively simple and straightforward I will just touch on the basics in this tutorial. I will be looking at doing further projects using this software in the near future.

One thing that you will probably like especially if you’re a beginner is that you don’t need to do any coding to get a project up and running. All you need to do is connect the sensors up correctly and add the sensors/devices in cayenne. In cayenne itself you can create triggers , events, monitoring widgets and much more.

If you want to see this done visually then be sure to take a look at the video below. I go through all the steps to setting the software up correctly and how you can start building cool projects.

Equipment

Below is all the equipment that you will need for setting up myDevices Cayenne for the Raspberry Pi. You may need extra parts if you’re looking to add more sensors, devices and anything else that you want connected to your Pi. You will also need to make sure you have an internet connection for the Pi.

Recommended:

Raspberry Pi

8gb Micro SD Card if you’re using a Raspberry Pi 2, 3 or B+ or 8gb SD Card for any previous version of the Pi.

Ethernet Cord or Wifi dongle (Pi 3 has inbuilt WiFi)

Optional:

Raspberry Pi Case

USB Keyboard

USB Mouse

Below are the items used in the example circuit

DS 18B20 Temperature Sensor or similar

4v7k Resistor

GPIO breakout kit

Breadboard

Breadboard Wire

Installing Raspberry Pi Cayenne

The process of installing Cayenne onto the Raspberry Pi is pretty simple and shouldn’t take you too long to get it up and running. You will need to make sure you have Raspbian installed on your Pi. If you’re unsure how to do this, then be sure to check out my tutorial on setting up Raspbian.

  1. Firstly, head over to myDevices Cayenne and sign up for a free account.
  2. Once you’re signed up you will need to register/connect the Pi up to the account you just created. To do this simply copy the 2 command lines shown after you sign up. Enter these into the terminal for your Pi. (These files are unique for every new install)

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