The Spark team has made integrating with hardware so easy with the cloud api integration. All I was missing was a quick way to generically work with any Spark project I made without constantly playing with curl or writing new code.
I also needed an app to monitor my home air environment project that needs to log data and graph it.
So I built this web app in my spare time over the last few weeks. I figured the features I needed for myself could be useful for the community here as well.
Here it is. Spark Tools.
You can read variables and execute functions. You can create schedules to log any variable at various intervals, then plot the series of data in a graph.
Here’s a sample graph of temp/humidity in my living room.
Try it out on any connected spark now. You’ll be logging data within two minutes!
Any feedback is appreciated. Especially if you find bugs!
I know Xively and Plot.ly can do some of this stuff but there are a few issues that didn’t work for me.
- They’re primarily for commercial uses
- They’re priced way too high for DIY projects
- They don’t take advantage of the amazing web integration the Spark team has created
I open sourced the .NET client for the cloud API here.