Andreas' Blog

Adventures of a software engineer/architect

Collect IoT data from Arduino in InfluxDB

2021-01-29 5 min read anoff

Did you add some fancy sensors to your Arduino board? If you have internet connectivity via ESP8266 or similar chips you can easily collect and visualize your sensor readings using InfluxDB. This blog post will cover how to send data from Arduino to InfluxDB Cloud (v2) but also to your self-hosted InfluxDB instance (v1).

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Programming ESP and other Arduino compatible chips using VS Code on MacOS

2020-12-28 4 min read anoff

When you are developing microcontroller based projects as a hobbyist you often end up with the Arduino ecosystem and might be tempted to use their IDE. This post will explain how you can develop, program & debug Arduino compatible devices using VS Code. Even though this post is written with a MacOS walk-through it should be valid for other operation systems as well.

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