This is the first part of a series of posts aimed at the integration of the AWS Internet of Things (IoT) service offering and the developer friendly Raspberry PI platform. These few posts will make use of the Raspberry PI’s officially supported HATs; the Sense HAT. The Sense HAT provides an 8x8 LED grid, accelerator, mag, gyro, temp, humidity, and pressure sensors. Raspbian, the officially supported, Debian-based Linux distro that commonly runs on the Raspberry PI, has the necessary Python SDKs required to use the Sense HAT.
I purchased a Canary the other day to keep an eye on the beasts while I’m away. I live on the ground floor in San Francisco, so… you never know. In addition to basic security via motion video capturing and alerting, Canary has a suite of sensors, including: Humidity Temperature Air Quality Ambient Light Internal Temperature DB Level (noise) The mobile app renders data for the first three sensors within the past 24 hours.