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MATLAB Toolboxes are Now Available on ThingSpeak for IoT Analytics

Posted by Hans Scharler,

ThingSpeak offers an easy way to collect data from things, analyze and visualize the data with MATLAB, and act on your data. With MATLAB from MathWorks, you have access to powerful data processing and analysis functions for IoT data. To extend the functionality, we offer toolboxes such as the Statistics and… read more >>

Let Your Plants Tweet Using Spark and ThingSpeak

Posted by Hans Scharler,

Head over to Instructables to learn how to make your plants Tweet using Spark Wi-Fi and ThingSpeak. Gregory Fenton created a project that monitors his plant’s soil moisture and then notifies him via Twitter when it is time to water it.

Greg built the project out of necessity to help his plants suffering… read more >>

Database Performance Upgrades #featurefriday 1

Posted by Hans Scharler,

With over 20,000 active streams of “Internet of Things” data, the servers that make up ThingSpeak.com are humming.  We recently made extensive upgrades to the database system that stores all of data generated by things from all around the world.
“We switched to SSD drives for all of our database servers,”… read more >>

ThingSpeak Used to Track Luggage for Travel Internet of Things Applications 1

Posted by Hans Scharler,

[Chris Forsberg] created an example Internet of Things project to track luggage using ThingSpeak, an Adafruit GSM Module, and an Arduino. He built a simple system to send data to ThingSpeak, such as latitude, longitude, and status data. ThingSpeak exposes a data channel API for any system like this to… read more >>

Instant TweetControls #featurefriday

Posted by Hans Scharler,

We spent some time enhancing our TweetControl App. TweetControl allows you to control things with Twitter. You setup a TweetControl to listen for a keyword mentioned on Twitter and we execute any web service API call that you specify. Developers have created racing cars, political campaign trackers, and we use… read more >>

Cigar Humidor Updates Twitter – Powered by ThingSpeak and Arduino 2

Posted by Hans Scharler,

[CAVA] created a cigar humidor with a social life. A humidor stores cigars in a humidity controlled environment to maintain freshness, but this special humidor sends the humidity sensor value to ThingSpeak and alerts Twitter when you need to add water. The project uses a humidity sensor and an Arduino Ethernet to… read more >>