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IDEAS: ADAFRUIT IO FEATURE SUGGESTIONS
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Re: IDEAS: ADAFRUIT IO FEATURE SUGGESTIONS

by ramisthand76 on Tue Mar 08, 2022 10:52 am

Adafruit.io is a cloud service - that just means we run it for you and you don't have to manage it. You can connect to it over the Internet. It's meant primarily for storing and then retrieving data but it can do a lot more than just that!

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Re: IDEAS: ADAFRUIT IO FEATURE SUGGESTIONS

by DelarnTheBard on Mon Apr 11, 2022 11:08 am

I would love to make toggles and other input from the dashboar handle dict/json value.

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{"temp":"C","grav":"SG","wait_time":30}


and have text input be enterer with a button rather than "enter" on the keyboard

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Re: IDEAS: ADAFRUIT IO FEATURE SUGGESTIONS

by jwcooper on Tue Apr 12, 2022 3:19 pm

DelarnTheBard wrote:I would love to make toggles and other input from the dashboar handle dict/json value.

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{"temp":"C","grav":"SG","wait_time":30}


and have text input be enterer with a button rather than "enter" on the keyboard


You can do that now with the toggle button block. Just paste in that json as the button value. It's one of the text fields that is an option. You can set the 'on' and 'off' values independently of the display text.

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Re: IDEAS: ADAFRUIT IO FEATURE SUGGESTIONS

by DelarnTheBard on Mon Apr 25, 2022 1:17 pm

a native NoSQL database, so we can make forms like dashboard ?

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Re: IDEAS: ADAFRUIT IO FEATURE SUGGESTIONS

by pbuelow on Wed Apr 27, 2022 10:28 pm

I have a few hopefully easy feature requests.
* Compass rose graph. I want to push wind direction every now and then and display it as a line pointing to the compass direction in the graph.
* The ability to add a static text/char to variables shown in a text block. If you can do this, I just haven't figure out how. But adding a % or degree symbol to a value would be fantastic.
* Static text as a header to a Dashboard. I'd like to put a small block of text at the top as I want to share one of my Dashboards publicly but with a description. I think I could do this with a header image if I put the text in there, but I think it would be pretty cool to just add text.

Thank you.

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Re: IDEAS: ADAFRUIT IO FEATURE SUGGESTIONS

by DelarnTheBard on Thu Apr 28, 2022 9:23 am

jwcooper wrote:
You can do that now with the toggle button block. Just paste in that json as the button value. It's one of the text fields that is an option. You can set the 'on' and 'off' values independently of the display text.


It only has 2 value. I would need 3 Value. Would be fun to implement a flexible one ;) !!

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Re: IDEAS: ADAFRUIT IO FEATURE SUGGESTIONS

by D43a89ad20e01ca69CDF on Sun May 15, 2022 1:07 pm

TheCriticalPath wrote:I would love to see the ability to annotate data points in the feed via the API as well as the online portal.

exactly what I am searching for as in

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data = {'value': 46 , 'comment': 'something meaningful'}


however your post is two years old, any feedback sofar ?

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Re: IDEAS: ADAFRUIT IO FEATURE SUGGESTIONS

by vadaparty on Sun May 22, 2022 12:44 pm

Is there a consideration to have Huzzah (ESP 8266) Feather with QT connections?

There are a lot of advantages with the QT (numerous Adafruit sensors connections)...

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Re: IDEAS: ADAFRUIT IO FEATURE SUGGESTIONS

by brubell on Mon May 23, 2022 9:36 am

vadaparty wrote:Is there a consideration to have Huzzah (ESP 8266) Feather with QT connections?

There are a lot of advantages with the QT (numerous Adafruit sensors connections)...


The ESP32 Feather V2 fits this bill but uses an ESP32 instead of an ESP8266, https://www.adafruit.com/product/5400

The ESP8266 is in the process of being phased out for a newer chipset (ESP32-C3 I believe...). There could be an ESP32-C3 feather with these features in the future, no guarantees though as I do not know the roadmap (esp. with chip availability as it currently stands).

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Re: IDEAS: ADAFRUIT IO FEATURE SUGGESTIONS

by vadaparty on Mon May 23, 2022 9:55 am

Thank you

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Re: IDEAS: ADAFRUIT IO FEATURE SUGGESTIONS

by caroni on Tue Jun 14, 2022 11:26 am

ALTERNATIVES TO PORT 1883 FOR MQTT

I want to create a simple script on my server but my host allows only ports over 50000, 1883 is blocked.
Can't you have alternative ports??

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Re: IDEAS: ADAFRUIT IO FEATURE SUGGESTIONS

by brubell on Wed Jun 15, 2022 6:47 pm

caroni wrote:ALTERNATIVES TO PORT 1883 FOR MQTT

I want to create a simple script on my server but my host allows only ports over 50000, 1883 is blocked.
Can't you have alternative ports??


Could you please post this in a new thread so I can answer it completely?

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Re: IDEAS: ADAFRUIT IO FEATURE SUGGESTIONS

by DJDevon3 on Wed Jun 29, 2022 8:12 am

I'd like to have an easier way to delete feed data points than doing it individually by clicking x and then confirm for each individual item. Can we get a select all per page feature at the least? Sometimes when I'm testing code it'll run on for 20 updates that I don't want in the feed for plotting reasons and I have to spend minutes clicking on x and confirm... it's tedious and unnecessary. :(

Is it setup that way in feeds to encourage people to delete data points through mqtt scripts instead? I don't understand why a mass deletion feature doesn't exist or checkboxes next to items, like with an email client.

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Re: IDEAS: ADAFRUIT IO FEATURE SUGGESTIONS

by geotek on Tue Aug 09, 2022 9:52 pm

Adafruit IO Introduction Update Needed.
As a neophyte to The Internet of Things and the Adafruit IO.
The Adafruit IO introduction pages are old and do not reflect the current IO pages I.e. feeds,Dashboard,blocks.
I am currently experimenting the Funhouse Project - a great device, Adafruit IO, a great service!
I have managed to send data and display it on the Adafruit IO page.
My observation, is that the ‘the create blocks’ page for selecting blocks needs more explanation and examples on how to use the various blocks, for sending and receiving data to and from the Funhouse. Foe example How can I utilize the keypad block, the video block, the color picker, etc.
Thanks
Tom

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Re: IDEAS: ADAFRUIT IO FEATURE SUGGESTIONS

by brubell on Wed Aug 10, 2022 11:41 am

geotek wrote:Adafruit IO Introduction Update Needed.
As a neophyte to The Internet of Things and the Adafruit IO.
The Adafruit IO introduction pages are old and do not reflect the current IO pages I.e. feeds,Dashboard,blocks.
I am currently experimenting the Funhouse Project - a great device, Adafruit IO, a great service!
I have managed to send data and display it on the Adafruit IO page.
My observation, is that the ‘the create blocks’ page for selecting blocks needs more explanation and examples on how to use the various blocks, for sending and receiving data to and from the Funhouse. Foe example How can I utilize the keypad block, the video block, the color picker, etc.
Thanks
Tom


Hi, we have a _lot_ of guides about Adafruit IO. Could you provide a link to the one you are referring to?

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