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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: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/tempy-a-temperature-and-humidity-sensing-system-gadgets/reft/18087663/mcforum

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.

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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:
https://www.mcthings.com/getting-started-mccloud/

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.
Thanks!

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

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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!

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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!

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

Just wanted to let you know that Hackaday.io (https://hackaday.io/) 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: https://hackaday.io/contest/28283-coin-cell-challenge

Good luck and we hope to see some cool projects!

Thanks!
mcThings

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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 (https://www.mcthings.com/products/mcstudio/ )


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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 (https://www.mcthings.com/products/mcdemo205/) and then download mcOTA (https://www.mcthings.com/products/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.

https://youtu.be/WO3Nf3Un1gI

*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
Thanks

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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.

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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?

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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
Thanks

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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


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

Answers:

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:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7osfJFIeais


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

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MQTT / Re: Trouble sending/receiving data to CloudMQTT
« on: October 03, 2017, 12:12:42 pm »
Can you try leaving the client ID blank within the gateway configuration and also, subscribe to the exact topic (mcThings/Testing) in the application and see if that works.

As you can see from the video, this does work!  :) just need to figure out where this is going wrong for you

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MQTT / Re: Trouble sending/receiving data to CloudMQTT
« on: October 03, 2017, 11:24:19 am »
Hi Babramovitch,

Yes, that video was put together using an older version of mcStudio (when the gateway configuration did not include all the features as it does today).

Client ID - You have the same client ID in your gateway settings as you do in your app settings - this could be the problem. They need to be unique (not the same) otherwise they can't 'talk' to eachother. Try changing the client ID either in the gateway config or on the app to something different and try it out.

As for WIFI, You can connect the gateway using WPS or, you can enter the SSID and Password into the gateway configuration (you need to connect the gateway to either WPS or ethernet first to be able enter those details). If you are already connected to WIFI (most likely through WPS), then you don't need to enter the SSID and password info - the gateway will remember the WPS details and continue to connect to that network until you change it

Everything else appears to be good - let us know if changing the client ID allows this to work for you
Thanks!

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