In this tutorial, we will take preparation to add a device to our Sixfab Connect Platform.
It is all about getting the Universally Unique Identifier (UUID).
NOTE: We will be calling is UUID in rest of our tutorials.
Installing Operating System Image
In this tutorial, we will explain how to prepare OS for our Raspberry Pi to work with the Sixfab Connect Platform. All we need is a micro SD card(type of required micro SD card), and a computer (with Windows/Linux/Mac).
There are 3 options we can get the Raspberry Pi working with Sixfab Connect:
- Download Image and write on A micro SD card
- Get preloaded SD card from Sixfab
- Install on existing Raspbian
Sixfab came up with Arduino Cellular IoT Shield. This shield is a lighter version of our previous Arduino Cellular IoT Application Shield, where both uses Quectel BG96 module. The major difference is the peripheral sensors, this new shield doesn’t contain any sensors on it which makes it lighter.
Sixfab came up with Raspberry Pi Cellular IoT HAT. This time it is a Hat rather than a shield. To be more specific this HAT is lighter version of our previous Raspberry Pi Cellular IoT Application Shield, where both uses Quectel BG96 module. The major difference is the peripheral sensors, the HAT doesn’t contain any sensors on it.
Most of our products support the UDP protocol. In order to test UDP communication with one of our product in the local server, we will need to play with port forwarding settings in our router. We can use the UDP protocol over both local and remote server. Local server refers to your own machine while the remote server is another machine/computer.
##Note: This has been tested with Raspberry Pi 4 too.
In this tutorial, we will be demonstrating you the process step by step. Without further ado, let’s get started.