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README.md

SAAPE - Byteposter Master Kit (BMK) Starter Guide

Azure Demo code for BMK (ESP-WROOM32) device.


Table of Contents

Buy from Microsoft IoT Store

https://catalog.azureiotsolutions.com/details?title=BytePoster-Master-Kit&source=all-devices-page

Introduction

  • BytePoster Master Kit (BMK) is an IoT platform allowing engineers to prototype, proof of concept and develop IoT products at an extremely fast pace. The BMK contains three boards: Core, Sensor, and GSM. Additionally, BMK can accept additional custom boards for specific feature or capability.
  • The Core board contains an Xtensa® Dual-core 32-bit LX6 microprocessors (WiFi/BLE), standalone timer, battery management and battery charging. Additionally, the capability to store information on SD card. For more information regarding the microcontroller: https://espressif.com/en/products/hardware/esp32/overview
  • The sensor board contains multiple sensors (Temperature and Humidity, High Precision Temperature, 3D Digital Linear Acceleration Sensor, 3D Digital Magnetic Sensor, 3D Accelerometer and 3D Gyroscope, Hi-Sensitivity Ambient Light Sensor, PIEZO ZeroPower Microphone, ADC connected to microphone MCP3221), and the ability to accept any sensor via I2C, ADC, and SPI protocols.
  • The dedicated GSM board for low power LTE connectivity, specially optimized for M2M and IoT applications. This board can be snapped on to the core board of the BMK. It has a Quectel EC21 chipset on board with a power circuitry to utilize cellular connectivity for real time monitoring applications with power constraints. The BMK delivers M2M optimized speeds of 10Mbps downlink and 5Mbps uplink. This kit is designed for enterprises to rapidly realize their ideas; create a custom end to end solutions for their clients and accelerate their process of going from prototype stage to pilot stage.

Azure cloud is one of wonderful cloud that could collect data from lot device or push data to lot device,for more details, click https://www.azure.cn/home/features/iot-hub/

Aim:

This page would guide you connecting your BMK device to Azure by MQTT protocol, and then send temperature (requiers sensor board) data to Azure.Main workflow: ESP32workflow

Step 1: Prerequisites

You should have the following items ready before beginning the process:

Step 2

  1. Connect the FTDI Programmer to your computer via USB and install the drivers.

  2. Connect the BMK Core Board via the usb to a computer port (This connection is to power on the BMK or charge the battery).

  3. Connect the FTDI programmer and the BMK per the diagram below. BMK Setup

  4. If you want to flash code into the board, make sure to connect the "IO0" pit to "GND" and reboot the board. Once, code has been uploaded remove the "IO0" to "GND" connection and reboot the board.

Step 3: SDK and Tools Preparation

BMK Demo get

Step 4: Configuring and building

Update Variables

<./BMK_Azure_Temp/main/main.cpp

  • Update the connectionString variable to the device-specific connection string you got earlier from the Setup Azure IoT step:

    static const char* connectionString = "[azure connection string]"
    
  • The azure connection string contains Hostname, DeviceId, and SharedAccessKey in the format:

    "HostName=<host_name>;DeviceId=<device_id>;SharedAccessKey=<device_key>"
    
  • Configure the SSID and password for your wireless network:

    const char* ssid     = "insert_ssid";
    const char* password = "insert_password";
    

Config your project

```
make menuconfig

Arduino Configuration ->include only specific Arduino libraries -> 
*AzureIoT
*ESP32
*HTTPClient
*SPI
*Wifi
*WifiClientSecure
*Wire

Se
```
  • Build your demo and flash to ESP32

    $make flash
    
  • If failed,try:

    • make sure that ESP32 had connect to PC by serial port
    • make sure you flash to correct serial port
    • make sure BMK is in Flash mode(IO0 must be connected to GND, and restart)

Step 5: Result shows

  • Start the DeviceExplorer -> Click on Data tab.
  • Select the Device you created under Device ID and click "Monitor"
  • Restart the BMK device (You can press the restart button. Make sure the gorund is not connected to the IO0 pin) after bin had flashed. You would see the temperaturedata in the "EventHub Data" window.

TroubleShoot

Next Steps

You have now learned how to run a sample application that collects sensor data and sends it to your IoT hub. To explore how to store, analyze and visualize the data from this application in Azure using a variety of different services, please click on the following lessons:

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