FlashAir IoT Hub can be easily started by anyone with FlashAir.

Let's start the FlashAir IoT Hub by following the steps below.


Preparation

1. Preparation of development environment

You can use it with a browser and a text editor.

2. Getting FlashAir

FlashAir models available for FlashAir IoT Hub are "W-03" and "W-04".
The Toshiba FlashAir is available both online and in electronics stores.

3. Supplemental Information

  • Using Station Mode

By default, the FlashAir works as a Wireless LAN Access Point (Infrastructure Mode). This means that while your machine is connected to the FlashAir, you won't be able to access Internet via Wireless LAN. However, if you have another Wireless LAN Access Point, FlashAir can work as a Wireless LAN Client (Station Mode). If you connect the FlashAir to a common Wireless LAN Access Point with your development environment, you can access both the FlashAir and Internet simultaneously.

Please refer to Advanced Tutorial #1: Station Mode for more details.

  • Longer Timeout

FlashAir stop its Wireless LAN functionality to save the power consumption if no communication through Wireless LAN for some while. It is usual case in development phase. You can change the timeout length to stop Wireless LAN.

Please refer to CONFIG Reference: Set connection time-out period for more details.

To use it for the first time, you need to register an account. Please register your account by entering your e-mail address and password from the top page of FlashAir IoT Hub.

FlashAir IoT Hub Top Page

When registering with FlashAir IoT Hub, confirmation e-mail will be sent to registered e-mail address, so if you access the URL described in e-mail, registration will be completed.

You can log in with the e-mail address and password you registered from the next time.

Also, if you have a corresponding external site account, you can log in with the account you have without registering to FlashAir IoT Hub.

As of October 18, 2016, the external sites that are compatible with login are as follows.

  • Yahoo! JAPAN
  • Facebook
  • Twitter

After registering with FlashAir IoT Hub, please register your FlashAir * 1 by the following procedure.

* 1: The models that can be used with FlashAir IoT Hub are "W-03" and "W-04". Please check the description of FlashAir card, package, instruction manual.

1 Acquire the access token and Lua script and save it in FlashAir

Click "Register FlashAir".

Register FlashAir
  1. Select "Get an access token" and download the file (access token) on the PC. * 2
  2. Select "Script" at the top of the site and download and decompress the ZIP file on the PC.
  3. Save the downloaded / decompressed file in FlashAir's root directory. * 3
* 2: If the browser is Safari, the contents of the file will be displayed in a separate window, so please press ⌘+S to save the file.
* 3: When saving, please set the file token file name to "credentials.json".

2 Connect FlashAir to wireless LAN

Edit the FlashAir CONFIG file. For details of the CONFIG file, please check CONFIG.

Set FlashAir to station mode. For details, please check Using Station Mode.

At the same time, please set the execution setting (LUA_RUN_SCRIPT = /bootscript.lua) of the script and its setting (IFMODE = 1) when using the GPIO.

An example of CONFIG setting is shown below.

CONFIG setting example

[Vendor]

CIPATH=/DCIM/100__TSB/FA000001.JPG
APPMODE=5
APPNETWORKKEY=********
VERSION=FA9CAW3AW3.00.01
CID=XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
PRODUCT=FlashAir
VENDOR=TOSHIBA

MASTERCODE=XXXXXXXXXXXX
LOCK=1
APPSSID=flashair
APPNAME=flashair
IFMODE=1                       # GPIO settings
LUA_RUN_SCRIPT=/bootscript.lua # Script execution setting
	

Remove and reinsert FlashAir to reflect the setting and registration will be completed if the wireless LAN connection to the access point is successful.

After registering FlashAir, let's use FlashAir IoT Hub.

In the initial state, the script (bootscript.lua) sends the measured value of the sample to FlashAir IoT Hub every ten seconds.

After confirming the operation in the initial state, please edit according to the purpose.


Trigger

Display the data received from FlashAir.

GPIO input

Displays the input value of GPIO connected to FlashAir with High or Low.

GPIO input

Measured value

The measured value sent from FlashAir is displayed on the graph.

Measured value

Up to five measurement values can be used, and labels of each graph can be edited and saved.

Label editing

In addition, the measured value can be downloaded with CSV.


Action

You can send commands to FlashAir in units of jobs.

Multiple jobs can be registered, and the jobs are executed sequentially from the jobs registered earlier.

GPIO output

You can set the output value of GPIO connected to FlashAir and send it to FlashAir.

GPIO output

Execute Script

You can run the Lua script on FlashAir.

The script can specify JSON format arguments.

Script

Waiting jobs

This is a list of jobs executed by FlashAir.

Displays the job execution status and success or failure of execution.

Waiting jobs

Image

A list of images uploaded from FlashAir.

You can also download images from FlashAir IoT Hub.

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