Smart City plugin is a cost effective, simply installable, small plugin that enables city infrastructure on IoT. Any software capable of monitoring and searching bottleneck information in it surrounding area stands true to “SMART CITY” concept of Indian Government. The SmartCity plugin has a very small surface and can be etched with any surface or container without any significant modifications. It includes a constant monitoring of some important issues like warehouse management, sewage management in cities as well as garbage collection issues in a city. In terms of societies, it is capable enough to look after major management tasks such as water management in large sized housing societies. And for your homes, you can expect a smart management of groceries, and other important things. The plugin mainly uses sensors and in-built wi-fi to perform all such tasks. It plays a key role in keeping a check, constant monitoring, and decision making related to important issues. You can also use it in form of an app and help in mobile monitoring of things.
In case, you wish to make one such device you will need to setup the board in first place. You will need an Intel Edison chip and an Arduino expansion board for creation of sensor interface and establish connectivity with cloud. The hardware and software used in this project will include Intel Edison Board, Ultrasonic Sesnor (HC-SR04), Node.js for connecting with cloud, arduino IDE for sensor detection, MQTT protocol for communication, IBM Bluemix PaaS cloud, and for Arduino application development, you will need Eclipse IDE. Next comes sensor integration where you will need to include Ultrasonic sensor for level detection. This sensor is capable of sensing a lot of substances like solid waste, grains, and water. Once this is set, you can work on cloud connectivity and development of android application after that.
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