Using AWS IoT with Congress

There’s a lot of different cloud IoT providers out there and Amazon is one of the biggest (if not the biggest). They started out relatively simple with EC2 and have added new services and features at a blistering pace the last few years AWS IoT is one of them. They have a fairly simple model: The devices are referred to as things (obviously), data from devices is stored in thing shadows and that’s about it. »

Using LoPy devices with Congress

The LoPy devices from Pycom are quite neat: You get a relatively small device with built-in LoRa, BLE and WiFi support, GPIO pins, SPI, I2C and programming them is as simple as writing a few lines of Python. They’ve made plugins for both Atom and Visual Studio Code but if you have the One True Editor you can upload the files both via FTP and the serial port. Install the (optional) software If you are using Atom or Visual Studio Code there’s a plugin named Pymakr that will help you deploy your code. »