Updated: Bluemix and the Internet of Things


Quick demonstration of how to use the IoT service in Bluemix to gather data from a TI Sensor Tag using a Beaglebone Black as a gateway. The source code for the apps can be found at

4 thoughts on “Updated: Bluemix and the Internet of Things

  1. Thanks Ryan Baxter. I have one problem after I try to run the application with node sensor-tag.js command it says module.js:340
    throw err;
    Error: Cannot find module 'getmac'
    at Function.Module._resolveFilename (module.js:338:15)at Function.Module._load (module.js:280:25)
    at Module.require (module.js:364:17)
    at require (module.js:380:17)
    at Object.<anonymous> (/home/pi/iot-sensor-tag/publish/sensor-tag.js:19:15)
    at Module._compile (module.js:456:26)
    at Object.Module._extensions..js (module.js:474:10)
    at Module.load (module.js:356:32)
    at Function.Module._load (module.js:312:12)
    at Function.Module.runMain (module.js:497:10)

  2. Hey guys, you might find interesting these tutorials on how to connect an ESP8266 to IBM Bluemix platform and use Node-RED to make apps. You can find them here https://tuts.codingo.me/. Many more to come (storing and graphing data, visualizing devices on a map, sending SMS and email alerts)… Any suggestions are welcome :)

  3. Unfortunately, the device definition for the TI sensor tag no longer exists. So, this procedure starts going south when you try to define the device. E.g., there is no pull down with the sensor tag definition. And, since that JSON description isn't available, the rest of the procedure fails to perform as shown. :-(

  4. Can you access all these services with the free package? Is there another way to connect to the sensortag instead of the bluetooth device? Through a smart phone maybe?

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