Cayenne on a Raspberry Pi

If you are building projects for IoT or the Internet of Things, a single board computer such as the Raspberry Pi, also known as the RBPi, can be a great asset. Moreover, with Cayenne installed on the RBPi, you have a drag-n-drop IoT project builder that the developers of the Cayenne software, myDevices, claims is the first in the world.

Therefore, now it is easy to connect your RBPi to a mobile or online dashboard. On the other side, you have a breadboard ready to connect relays, lights, and motion sensors. Of course, you have always had the freedom to write an application, read multiple pages of documentation, and take time to learn new programming languages, write pages of code, and then debug them to make it all work together. Alternatively, you can reduce the time you spend preparing for your project, because Cayenne helps to get your project up and running in a fraction of the time, and you can build your automation projects in minutes.

With Cayenne, myDevices makes all this possible, because they created Cayenne for makers and developers eager to build and prototype amazing IoT projects with their RBPi, as quickly as possible. Users get a free Cayenne account, which allows them to create unlimited number of projects. There is also a full-fledged IoT maker support capability that allows remote control of sensors, actuators, motors, and GPIO boards.

On the free account, you can also store unlimited amount of data that the hardware components collect including triggers and alerts, providing all the tools necessary for automation. That allows you to set up custom dashboards and threshold alerts capable of highlighting your projects with fully customizable drag-n-drop widgets.

According to myDevices, Cayenne is the first of its kind of builder software that empowers developers to use its drag-n-drop features for creating quick IoT projects and host their connected device projects. Cayenne allows remote control of hardware, displays sensor data, store data, analyze it, and do several other useful things.

In the Cayenne platform, users can find several major components, such as:

The main Application – useful for setting up and controlling IoT projects with drag-n-drop widgets.
The Online Dashboard – set this up through a browser to control your IoT projects.
The Cloud – useful for storing devices, user and sensor data, actions, triggers, and alerts. Additionally, it is also responsible for data processing and analysis.
The Agent – useful for communicating with the server, hardware, and agent for the implementation of outgoing and incoming alerts, triggers, actions, and commands
Whenever you press a button from the online dashboard or the Cayenne app on your mobile, the command travels to the Cayenne Cloud for processing and travelling to your hardware. The same process takes place in the reverse direction as well. Cayenne offers users plenty of features.

You can connect to your IoT through Ethernet, Wi-Fi, or mobile apps. It is possible to discover and setup your RBPi on a network via Ethernet or Wi-Fi. Dashboards are customizable and widgets are drag-n-drop. It is possible to remotely access your RBPi, shut it down, or reboot it. Users can add sensors, actuators, and control extensions connected to the RBPi, and many more.