The HoneyPi measurement system uses the ThingSpeak platform to store the data. ThingSpeak is open source and specializes in storing all measurement data from the Internet of Things. The nice thing about it is that the whole thing is completely free of charge and can be done without special technical know-how.
In addition, ThingSpeak offers many different interfaces. For example, the measurement data can be imported and exported in various formats. This article deals with the display of measurement data.
Various graphs can be selected to display the measurement data stored at ThingSpeak. It’s easy to prepare the data by clicking together. For example, the various sensor data, such as temperature and weight, can be superimposed in a graph. This can then provide information on whether the bees have left the beehive less during the day in cold weather than in warm weather. There are unlimited scenarios that could be evaluated.
I find the following observation worth mentioning: Our HoneyPi measuring system can be connected to unlimited DS18b20 temperature sensors. If you place a temperature sensor in each honeycomb lane in winter, you can trace the movement of the winter grape to the fodder supply.
And that brings us to the next point. Another great feature is the connection to Matlab. Matlab is a scientific mathematics and statistics program with which evaluations and graphs can be created. So if you want to make scientific evaluations here – there are no limits with ThingSpeak and Matlab.
Verwandte Themen findest du in den Beiträgen Warum nutzen wir ThingSpeak?. Außerdem geht es im Bereich Smarte Erweiterungen um weitere ThingSpeak Anbindungen wie den Schwarmalarm. Denn ThingSpeak bietet die Möglichkeit auf Ereignisse und Werte zu reagieren. Dieses Spiel wird so weit getrieben, dass sogar Twitter-Nachrichten damit verschickt werden. Damit sind wir mit HoneyPi die erste Bienenstockwaage die twittert, sobald die Bienen wieder das Gewicht eines Honigglas eingeflogen haben.
Related topics can be found in the articles Why do we use ThingSpeak? The Smart Extensions section also deals with other ThingSpeak connections such as the swarm alarm. Because ThingSpeak offers the possibility to react to events and values. This game is driven so far that even Twitter messages are sent with it. With HoneyPi we are the first beehive scale that twitters as soon as the bees have flown in the weight of a honey jar again.
Translated 11.08.2019 by JK