In 2014, I saw the information on the release of the Spark Cores. I bought two.
Now I am finally getting around to using them. I just bought a piece of farmland that I plan to use for some light crops and to keep some beehives. I have seen several solutions for monitoring beehives and crops, but I would like to develop my own.
The complication is my only internet is going to be through a cellular phone hotspot so I don’t want to send all my data through the cloud. I think a reasonable approach is to have the spark cores collect the data from sensors and send UDP packets that I can collect over wifi and store on a server.
I have done the deep update and the C3300 update on my Cores, but I am having some trouble with UDP. I know there have been troubles in the past with the Cores and UDP.
So my questions:
In general is this a good plan? Will the old Spark Cores support this type of data collection?
Would I be better off investing in some Photons?
Any advice on getting UDP to work?
(I have an EE degree from the 1980s and haven’t really done any hardware work since that time).
Thank you in advance.