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Are there any smart electrical plugs with an open API?

My friend and I are in a university and we have been asked by the agriculture professor to create automated watering systems for plants. We want to have control over the grow lights so are there any ...
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Advise on device to use when tracking a moving vehicle and pushing data to an API

I need to determine when a van leaves or enters a geofence range, and alert a system on my side - either via an API call or email sent - so that I can digest that data for later. My blocker is finding ...
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Thingspeak API Limit GET Requests?

Is there a GET request rate limit for the Thingspeak API? So far I've only been able to find information about POST requests. I have a data acquisition R script that I would like to run in parallel. ...
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Upload measurements with unix script ( RESTful API?)

A thermostat device returns JSON like data from the command line: curl -s http://192.168.X.Y/tstat/humidity {"humidity":51.00} It would be interesting to setup a UNIX cron job to periodically script ...
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RESTapi and MQTT Broker

Question: What I'm trying to do is to get the REST API to be able to publish to my Mosquitto MQTT Broker (which is also hosted on my Pi on Port 1883) via IFTTT Webhook. Context I've built a webapp ...
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How do smart plugs of domotic IoT work?

I was wondering how smart plugs work, how they can be controlled and how secure they are. Since they are part of your local network and since they can be controlled remotely even from another network ...
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Multiple agents authentication to MQTT

I am building a small IoT platform. I have a webapp reading data from MongoDB. There is a worker that reads from MQTT and stores the data to mongo. Until here, all good. I want to be able to ship an ...
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How to pass two parameters in header using AT Command with SIM800 GSM modem?

I am reposting a question here from my StackOverflow I have a restful webservice with POST method. I want to use this webservice using a GSM Modem with SIM800. I am using following command ...
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Recommendation to choose API development open source Language, Framework and Database

I'm working in a IoT project and my role is to provide APIs to allow devices to communicate with server/database. I have decided to use MySql for relational data like user details etc.. and MongoDb ...
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Does AWS Mobile SDK for Android gives capabilities to call AWS IoT REST APIs?

I thought of writing an WebApp to control my Android Phone. What I'm intended to do is My WebApp will call the REST APIs of AWS IoT and send some commands. Using AWS rules engine I store those ...