We’re beavering away with sensor development projects up at DoES Liverpool and have been playing with various technology enablers.
We use MQtt a lot for embedded device comms (think lots of Sonoff Pow R2’s measuring power and controlling devices in the space).
We had a need to store the data somewhere (so the InfluxDB time series database).
Then we needed to transform and analyse sensor data easily, hence Node Red flows.
And finally we wanted to dashboard up and graph the data easily, hence the Node Red Dashboard and use of Grafana.
The obvious thing was to take this “MING” stack and containerise it with Balena.
Which I have now done.
We’ll be talking about this up at OggCamp in Manchester next weekend (https://www.oggcamp.com)
Please let me know if you use this for anything