I am trying to connect the LDR sensor to IoT by using GPIO pins (pin 4) of Raspberry Pi kit and publish MQTT messages. I am using a laser as a transmitter and the LDR sensor as a receiver, the output signal from LDR sensor is (0 or 1), if something passed through laser line, the output of LDR sensor will be 1, then the code must publish an MQTT message.
I tried this code:
import paho.mqtt.client as mqtt import RPi.GPIO as GPIO import time import ssl GPIO.setmode(GPIO.BCM) GPIO.setup(4, GPIO.IN) # Define Variables MQTT_PORT = 1883 MQTT_KEEPALIVE_INTERVAL = 60 MQTT_TOPIC = "ldr" MQTT_MSG = "there is a product" MQTT_HOST = "iot.eclipse.org" # Define on_publish event function def on_publish(client, userdata, mid): print ("Message Published...") # Initiate MQTT Client mqttc = mqtt.Client() # Register publish callback function mqttc.on_publish = on_publish # Connect with MQTT Broker mqttc.connect(MQTT_HOST, MQTT_PORT, MQTT_KEEPALIVE_INTERVAL) print ("Connected Successfully") mqttc.loop_forever() #Main Loop while True input_value = GPIO.input(4) if input_value == 1: mqttc.publish(MQTT_TOPIC,MQTT_MSG,qos=1) print ("message published") time.sleep(1)
When I run it I only see the printed output text "successful connection" and I am not seeing any of the expected MQTT messages.
Can you please tell me what's wrong with this code? i create the main loop depending on this idea:
input_value = GPIO.input(4) should enter the signal if the value of signal is 1 then it should publish the message what's wrong with my code?