A Simple Python client for the Renesas IoT Sandbox Data Monitoring API
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Renesas IoT Sandbox Data Monitoring API Client - Dweepy

This is a version of Dweepy, a simple Python client for, renesas.dweet.io. This platform is known as the Renesas IoT Sandbox Data Monitoring. Extensive information on the Renesas IoT Sandbox is available at http://learn.iotcommunity.io/

Get the Code

Clone the public repository fork:

$ git clone https://github.com/iotcommunity/dweepy


Once you have a copy of the source, you can embed it in your Python package, or install it into your site-packages easily:

$ python setup.py install

S5D9 Preparation

You'll need to get your thing name. Connect the S5D9 IoT Fast Prototyping Kit board to your computer with a USB cable. It will mount as a USB drive. Your thing name will be in ThingName.txt


Your S5D9 board must be connected to USB and power.


Your dashboard should be receiving sensor data. The dashboard is available at http://renesas.dweet.io/landing.html


Overview of board layout with onboard sensors.


API Usage

Dweepy aims to provide a simple, pythonic interface to cover the renesas.dweet.io API entirely.

First you'll need to import dweepy.:

import dweepy

dweepy example for S5D9 IoT Fast Prototyping Kit

import dweepy
import pprint

response = dweepy.get_latest_dweet_for('S5D9-63de')

The response.

$ python renesasiot.py
[{u'content': {u'globals': {u'application': u'DweetS5D9Client',
                            u'dweet-count': 1065},
            u'sensors': {u'AccelX': 0.02,
                            u'AccelY': 0.31,
                            u'AccelZ': 0.97,
                            u'Humidity': 38,
                            u'LED': 0,
                            u'MagX': -77,
                            u'MagY': 34,
                            u'MagZ': -179,
                            u'Pressure': 1016,
                            u'SoundLevel': 2,
                            u'TemperatureC': 29,
                            u'TemperatureF': 84}},
u'created': u'2017-10-18T20:18:00.162Z',
u'thing': u'S5D9-63de'}]


You can send a dweet from a thing with a specified name.:

>>> dweepy.dweet_for('this_is_a_thing', {'some_key': 'some_value'})
    u'content': {u'some_key': u'some_value'},
    u'created': u'2014-03-19T10:38:46.010Z',
    u'thing': u'this_is_a_thing'

Getting Dweets

To read the latest dweet for a thing, you can call:

>>> dweepy.get_latest_dweet_for('this_is_a_thing')
        u'content': {u'some_key': u'some_value'},
        u'created': u'2014-03-19T10:38:46.010Z',
        u'thing': u'this_is_a_thing'

Note that dweet.io only holds on to the last 500 dweets over a 24 hour period. If the thing hasn't dweeted in the last 24 hours, its history will be removed.

Or to read all the dweets for a thing, you can call:

>>> dweepy.get_dweets_for('this_is_a_thing')
        u'content': {u'some_key': u'some_value'},
        u'created': u'2014-03-19T10:42:31.316Z',
        u'thing': u'this_is_a_thing'
        u'content': {u'some_key': u'some_value'},
        u'created': u'2014-03-19T10:38:46.010Z',
        u'thing': u'this_is_a_thing'


Set an alert:

>>> dweepy.set_alert(
...     'this_is_a_thing',
...     ['test@example.com', 'anothertest@example.com'],
...     "if(dweet.alertValue > 10) return 'TEST: Greater than 10'; if(dweet.alertValue < 10) return 'TEST: Less than 10';",
...     'this-is-a-key',
... )
    u'thing': u'this_is_a_thing',
    u'condition': u"if(dweet.alertValue > 10) return 'TEST: Greater than 10'; if(dweet.alertValue < 10) return 'TEST: Less than 10';",
    u'is_demo': False,
    u'recipients': [
            u'type': u'email',
            u'address': u'test@example.com',
            u'type': u'email',
            u'address': u'anothertest@example.com',

Get an alert (with status):

>>> dweepy.get_alert('this_is_a_thing', 'this-is-a-key')
    u'status': {
        u'message': u'',
        u'since': None,
        u'open': False,
        u'alerts_sent_today': 0,
        u'alerts_allowed_today': 100,
    u'thing': u'this_is_a_thing',
    u'condition': u"if(dweet.alertValue > 10) return 'TEST: Greater than 10'; if(dweet.alertValue < 10) return 'TEST: Less than 10';",
    u'is_demo': False,
    u'recipients': [
            u'type': u'email',
            u'address': u'test@example.com'
            u'type': u'email',
            u'address': u'anothertest@example.com'

Remove an alert:

>>> dweepy.remove_alert('this_is_a_thing', 'this-is-a-key')
    u'thing': u'this_is_a_thing'

Subscriptions & Notifications

You can create a real-time subscription to dweets using a "chunked" HTTP response.:

>>> for dweet in dweepy.listen_for_dweets_from('this_is_a_thing'):
>>>     print dweet
{u'content': {u'some_key': u'some_value'}, u'thing': u'this_is_a_thing', u'created': u'2014-03-19T10:45:28.934Z'}
{u'content': {u'some_key': u'some_value'}, u'thing': u'this_is_a_thing', u'created': u'2014-03-19T10:45:31.574Z'}

The server will keep the connection alive and send you dweets as they arrive.

Locking & Security

By default, all things are publicly accessible if you know the name of the thing. You can also lock things so that they are only accessible to users with valid security credentials. To purchase locks, visit https://renesas.dweet.io/locks. The locks will be emailed to you.

This is the pricing information from the renesas.dweet.io/locks site.

Locks are just $1.99 a month and will be emailed to you as soon as you check out. Locks come with 30 day storage for each locked dweet. That's up to 2.5 million dweets a month! If you need more storage, just get in touch.

To lock a thing:

>>> dweepy.lock("my-thing", "my-lock", "my-key")

To unlock a thing:

>>> dweepy.unlock("my-thing", "my-key")

To remove a lock no matter what it's attached to:

>>> dweepy.remove_lock("my-lock", "my-key")

Once a thing has been locked, you must pass the key to the lock with any call you make to other functions in this client library. The key will be passed as an optional keyword argument. For example:

>>> dweepy.dweet_for("my-locked-thing", {"some":"data"}, "my-key")
>>> dweepy.get_latest_dweet_for("my-locked-thing", "my-key")
>>> dweepy.get_dweets_for("my-locked-thing", "my-key")
>>> dweepy.listen_for_dweets_from("my-locked-thing", "my-key")

Failure to pass a key or passing an incorrect key for a locked thing will result in an exception being raised.

Error Handling

When dweepy encounters an error a DweepyError exception is raised. This can happen either when a HTTP request to the dweet.io API fails with an invalid status code, or if the HTTP request succeeds but the request fails for some reason (invalid key, malformed request data, invalid action etc.).

Request Sessions

Each API call allows a request Session to be optionally set to persist certain parameters across dweepy calls. Sessions can be used for:

  • reusing the the underlying TCP connection if you're making several requests to the same host
  • configuring HTTP Proxies
  • enabling timeouts for HTTP requests

Further information of requests session can be found in Request Session Advanced Usage.

To enable a session (in this case with a 5 second timeout):

>>> import requests
>>> session_with_timeout = requests.session(timeout=5.0)

The session may be used in all dweepy API calls:

>>> dweepy.dweet({'some_key': 'some_value'}, session=session_with_timeout)
>>> dweepy.dweet_for('this_is_a_thing', {'some_key': 'some_value'}, session=session_with_timeout)

Additional information

S5D9 Hacking Guide

Copyright & License

Original Copyright (c) 2014 Patrick Carey (https://github.com/paddycarey)
Licensed under the MIT license.
Documentation updated by iotcommunity.io in 2017 to help dweepy work
with the Renesas IoT Sandbox