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Video Support / mc-Studio Introduction
« on: July 19, 2016, 11:04:34 am »
mc-Studio Introduction

Here we will show you some functionality of the mc-Studio IE. mc- studio is our integrated development environment that allows you to create mc-Scripts that run on our mc-Modules.

https://youtu.be/QopVWn06CXY

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Video Support / The mc-Module Update Process
« on: July 19, 2016, 11:03:33 am »
The mc-Module Update Process

The mc-Module update process for our crowd funding campaigns. In this video we use the mc-OTA for updating the mc-OS.

https://youtu.be/hd8K3mdsHdQ

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What kind of examples would the mc-Things platform be useful for?

a.   As we say, the opportunities are endless! Since the platform is so versatile and feasible, there is almost no use-case that you couldn’t use the mc-Things platform for! From livestock and agriculture management to asset tracking to consumer devices and much much more! If you have specific inquiries, please contact us at info@mcthings.com

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FAQ's / Where can I find technical support help?
« on: July 07, 2016, 04:16:06 pm »
Where can I find technical support help?

a.   We have a Support Page on our website that provides lots of documentation, technical specs and other documents to help you get going with the mc-Things platform. We also have a video section with example projects and support videos to help guide you through updating the firmware and using mc-Studio. Finally, you can explore the forum to post your questions to the community and have answers directly from mc-Engineers!

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FAQ's / Where can I buy mc-Things equipment?
« on: July 07, 2016, 04:14:36 pm »
Where can I buy mc-Things equipment?

a.   Currently, the mc-Things equipment is only available via our website on our Products Page. We run promotions from time to time (announced via our newsletter and on our forum). If you are interested in large-quantity purchases, please contact us at info@mcthings.com

http://www.mcthings.com/products/

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What is the required equipment to use the mc-Things platform?

a.   You do require at least one mc-Gateway (provides the connection between the modules and the internet), one mc-Dongle (allows you to upgrade the firmware on the mc-Modules) and at least one mc-Module to get going!

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Is there a subscription costs for using the mc-Air network?

a.   No! the mc-Air network is created when an mc-Gateway is plugged in and does not have a subscription cost! All you need is the required hardware and you are good to go!

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FAQ's / Can the mc-Modules work by themselves?
« on: July 07, 2016, 04:11:34 pm »
Can the mc-Modules work by themselves?

a.   No. While the mc-Mod120 devices can work as a stand-alone device (IE – they have their own power supply and be remotely deployed) they do need to be within the range of an mc-Gateway with network connectivity to relay their information. This network is called mc-Air and you can learn more in the Platform section of our website.
It should be noted that the mc-Mod300, which can relay information via the SIGFOX network (www.sigfox.com), does require an mc-Gateway to program the devices however, once they are programmed, they can be deployed within a SIGFOX covered area to relay their information.

https://www.sigfox.com/

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What communication services are used to get the information from the mc-Modules into the cloud?

a.       We use IFTTT or MQTT to relay the information from the mc-Modules to your cloud. Both services are very easy to use! You can even run a local MQTT server. Mosquitto and CloudMQTT are examples of brokers we have used.

https://mosquitto.org/
https://www.cloudmqtt.com/

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FAQ's / How do the mc-Modules connect to the internet?
« on: July 07, 2016, 04:09:40 pm »
How do the mc-Modules connect to the internet?

a.   The mc-Modules connect to the internet via an mc-Gateway. The mc-Gateway is connected to the network via Ethernet or WIFI (however you could also use a local network – not connected to the cloud – to relay the information back to a local server). Check out our Platform Page of our website to learn more information.

http://www.mcthings.com/platformb/#platform-1

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mc-Innovations / MQTT Implementation - Reed Switch Example
« on: June 10, 2016, 05:36:13 pm »
In this video Tom Edworthy goes over the set up and implementation of MQTT in a Reed Switch example, with a door opening and closing.

--  https://youtu.be/WfkQmg5P-3k --

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FAQ's / My mc-Modules didn’t come with any batteries!
« on: June 06, 2016, 12:43:05 pm »
 My mc-Modules didn’t come with any batteries!

Due to problems with shipping Lithium batteries, the mc-Modules do not come with batteries included. However, you can find standard CR2032 coin cell batteries in many stores as well as online (http://goo.gl/3PdSey)

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FAQ's / My mc-Studio sometimes crashes.
« on: June 06, 2016, 12:42:40 pm »
My mc-Studio sometimes crashes.

mc-Studio is our integrated development environment and is constantly under modification to ensure that we fix any bugs that are noted. Continue to check our forum (www.mcthings.com/forum/) for updates on big fixes.

New versions of mc-Studio are being released regularly so please continue to check the downloads page and the announcement board for new versions as they become available.

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FAQ's / I’m having issues connecting to my mc-Gateway.
« on: June 06, 2016, 12:40:00 pm »
I’m having issues connecting to my mc-Gateway.

i.       Make sure that your mc-Gateway is connected to the network:

ii.      WIFI – ensure that you have selected WIFI using the user switch on the mc-Gateway and that you have pushed the WPS button on your router to allow the gateway to connect

iii.      Ethernet – Ensure that your Ethernet cable is connected properly to the mc-Gateway and that the network switch.

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FAQ's / How do I update my mc-Modules to the newest firmware?
« on: June 06, 2016, 12:39:14 pm »
How do I update my mc-Modules to the newest firmware?

You can find the firmware you’ll need to update your modules in the support section of our website (www.mcthings.com/support). There is also documentation at the support page to help you with the process and we have videos on our YouTube channel (https://goo.gl/81e84f)  that go through the updating process as well. Ensure that you have the drivers installed on your computer. If not, there is a link on the support/download page for you to install the correct drivers

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