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mc-Gateway / Re: The future of the McGateway
« on: March 17, 2018, 02:10:44 pm »
@berstern - Thanks for the comment!

Good timing - We are actually exploring options to allow for a built-in cellular connection on the mcGateway. Not sure of the timeline of this right now but it would be great as it means you can then deploy the mcGateway anywhere and start to collect data from your mcDevices.

Keep in mind that you can do this today, you just require a cellular Ethernet or WIFI modem which you can then connect to the mcGateway. We've done some testing with some inexpensive ones available on Amazon and you can also look for options with your local mobile company.

USB to output data - No, the USB is strictly for powering the gateway and the USB port (only on the mcGateway110) is meant for updating the device to the latest mcOS (firmware). the new mcGateway120 does not have a USB port as it receives new mcOS directly from our new mcCloud system!
You can learn more about the soon to be released mcCloud system here:

and here:

mcCloud will be released very soon and we are going to offer any existing users who have legacy hardware (mcMod110's and mcGateway110's) the option to upgrade to new hardware at a discounted price. Keep an eye out for this announcement on the forum and in your email!
Hope that helps, let us know if you have any other questions

Announcements / Re: Introducing 'Tempy' by mcThings!!
« on: March 14, 2018, 10:27:38 am »
@jeroens - Not with Tempy. Tempy devices will direct their information to the website (where you will sign up for an account and start to view incoming data from your devices). You won't be able to modify the device programming or direct the information to any other services with the specific Tempy devices.

That said, you will be able to purchase the unaltered devices that we are using for Tempy yourself and then can program them and direct the information to any service that accepts webhooks (HTTPS). We are also going to be building an MQTT integration into the new mcCloud service.
Hope that helps!

Announcements / Introducing 'Tempy' by mcThings!!
« on: March 13, 2018, 12:35:37 pm »
Hello all,

We wanted to announce to you a new Indiegogo campaign that we just released today!

Tempy is a wireless temperature and humidity sensing system that monitors and reports live data directly to your phone, tablet or computer. Create custom text message and email alerts using the Tempy application notifying you of undesirable climate changes detected by your Tempy sensors. Avoid expensive temperature and humidity related damages such as frozen pipes and mold before they happen, while on vacation. Built for both indoor and outdoor use, Tempy is ready to report in any environment.

Check out the campaign here:

We'd love to get your support on this product and look forward to any backing that our forum users can provide!

Additional info

Tempy is not only a great ready-to-go solution but it should also showcase how the mcThings platform can be used to create easy to implement IoT solutions! For any user out there that has an idea in mind for creating an IoT solution using our platform, Tempy is a perfect example of how the hardware can be developed and used to bring valuable data into a software/cloud application to visualize and make the data valuable.

mc-Platform General / Re: HTTP Requests
« on: March 05, 2018, 12:57:16 pm »
Hi Mortiz,

Glad you asked this question! We are in the middle of transitioning our platform to our new version which includes mcCloud. With mcCloud, you actually send data to the cloud using webhooks (HTTPS)! The new system has many changes and will be the platform we will be supporting moving forward.
With mcCloud, you have an enhanced security setup and you register devices within the mcCloud portal. You still write your script for the devices in mcStudio but instead of deploying them to device individually, you upload the script/application to your mcCloud portal. From there, you can easily and wirelessly deploy the applications to multiple devices at the same time! You can also direct information from a device to multiple applications that can receive HTTPS.

Important info:
  • The new system requires an mcGateway120. The original mcGateway110's will not function on the new system
  • mcCloud will not work with mcModule110 devices. You will require mcModule120 devices. All other devices can be moved to this new system and new devices ordered from mcThings will now be sent out programmed to use the new system
  • We will be keeping the files and details for the older system on our website but we will not be supporting the older version of the platform
  • mcCloud will eventually be a paid subscription service. However, we will be offering a free tier, up to 25 devices, for everyone to get working with the system! Pricing for mcCloud is very low, in the order of $0.50 - $10 per year, per device (depending on how many devices you have on the system

mcCloud will be released to the public shortly and, although we have not yet officially announced this yet, we will be offering a discounted mcGateway120 and mcModule120 devices to our existing users! This means for anyone that has the older equipment OR has purchased new equipment from mcThings (Either from Kickstarter or from our website store), you will have the option to get more gear at a discounted priced to use on the new system.
To provide some further information on mcCloud, you can check out the below (unpublished link) that has some getting started videos for using mcCloud! Check this out:

Let us know if you have any questions. We will be doing an announcement on mcCloud shortly and will also be contacting our existing users in regards to the discounted gear.

Can you confirm what version of mcOS(firmware) your gateway is at and your devices please?

mc-Innovations / Re: mcModules goes cold
« on: December 20, 2017, 10:04:46 am »
Awesome! Thanks for the update kristofferis! It looks like they barely used any voltage over the past 1+ year!

mc-Demo205 / Re: Water temperatures
« on: December 14, 2017, 02:39:04 pm »
@Andrew - This is awesome! Great Job!

To address your question - we have done some testing with the mcDemo205 outside in the middle of winter as well - Using Lithium is the best choice as they are rated for much more extreme temperatures (versus Alkaline) and have a higher capacity. Using Lithium should perform very well outside!

Announcements / Hackaday coin cell contest!
« on: December 01, 2017, 01:49:51 pm »
Hello everyone,

Just wanted to let you know that ( is running a coin-cell challenge! There are multiple prizes and categories for showcasing what you can do with electronics and a coin-cell!

This is a perfect contest for the mcModule devices because, as you know, they are already powered by a coin cell battery!

Check out the link to the contest to see the details and how to submit a project:

Good luck and we hope to see some cool projects!


mc-Gateway / Re: beacondata API
« on: November 09, 2017, 10:44:24 am »
here is the attached document to make it easier. This document is also available on our website ( )

mc-Gateway / Re: Gateway connected but the mc205 isn't
« on: October 25, 2017, 04:04:49 pm »
Ok yes, you are working with an older version of mcOS (firmware) that could be causing this issue.

Please update the device to the newest version using your mcDongle and mcOTA. You can check out this video that gives you an idea of the process.

The video is a little older and we use the mcMod120 as the example but the process is the same. You need to download the newest firmware file from our website ( and then download mcOTA ( . You will then connect to the device using the mcDongle and mcOTA which then allows you to update the firmware using the newest version you just downloaded.

*Keep in mind, when you press 'search' in mcOTA, you then need to power the device to make it 'discoverable' to the mcDongle. You can either plug the 205 into USB or put the jumper on the battery pins to power the device

After you update the device, try to connect to the device through the gateway and let us know how it goes

mc-Gateway / Re: Gateway connected but the mc205 isn't
« on: October 25, 2017, 09:44:16 am »
Can you tell us what version of firmware is on the mcDemo205?

You can tell when you go to the device menu and have the option to connect to the mcDemo205 device. Take a screenshot of the device menu with the mcDemo205 device - We'd like to see the version of firmware that is on the device.

If it is not at the latest version (mcOS v0.9.615), you will need to update the device using your mcDongle and the mcOTA application.

mc-Platform General / Re: Any plans to work with the Blynk platform?
« on: October 23, 2017, 03:37:20 pm »
Does Blynk use webhooks for getting data into their cloud?

mc-Gateway / Re: Gateway connected but the mc205 isn't
« on: October 23, 2017, 01:38:26 pm »
Hi geeklv,

seems like the network side of things is up to date and working (if the gateway is connected to Losant).

when you go into mcStudio and then select the gateway from your list, what happens?
Are you able to see the gateway in the device list?
If so, it doesn't connect when you press 'connect gateway'?

You must have been able to connect to the gateway at some point to configure it the MQTT settings.

Also, you need to connect to the mcDemo205 device at least once to register the device with the gateway. This authorizes the gateway to relay the information from the 205 - If you don't register the device to the gateway it will not be able to send information to losant.
To do this, connect to the gateway. You will shortly see the mcDemo205 device show up in the device list (ensure the mcDemo205 is powered). Select the device and click' connect device'. When the device is connected, you can either disconnect the device or hit the reset button on the toolbar in mcStudio. The device will then be registered to the gateway

Let us know if this helps

Hi geeklv, and thanks for your question.

Yes, the mcDemo205 can be programmed to send Sigfox messages without physically pressing the button. We do list an example in the documentation where you can press the button to send a Sigfox message (i assume that his the example you are working with?).

However, you can program the device to send information on regular intervals to the cloud using the Sigfox network. Check through the documentation for other examples and here are some additional suggestions:

1) There are some users on the forum that have uploaded scripts that you can use for your 205 (check out Nick_W's posts)

2) I have attached a couple of scripts that you can use

a) SIGFOX GPS - this example allows you to send a GPS signal on a regular interval. You can modify the code to send the GPS signal whenever it is appropriate for you (every 10 minutes, every hour, every day, etc.)

b) 205TempSigfox - This allows you to send the temperature from the device to the cloud using Sigfox. Again, you can modify the intervals.

Hope that helps

mc-Gateway / Re: Updated gateway now connection problems
« on: October 19, 2017, 10:23:05 am »
Hi lukevikas,


1) Power cycling - This is just either pressing the reset button the gateway OR unplugging the gateway from power and then plugging it back in. Basically, you are resetting the gateway.

2) Re-Configuring - You can enter the SSID within the gateway configuration in mcStudio. If you want to change the confifguration, you can connect via WPS and then go and enter the SSID OR connect with ethernet and then change the SSID for your WIFI. Check out this video to help:

Hope that helps,
let us know if you have any other questions

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