A device is logical container of physical measurements. It includes hardware and software that directly interacts with the world. They connect to a network to communicate with eachother or to cloud. Devices might be directly or indirectly (through a gateway) connected to the cloud.
Sensors and Actuators are connected to the device (or integrated in its hardware). These sensors and actuators are called the Assets of the device and are graphically represented in Maker using Controls on a Pinboard.
WiFi / LAN AllThingsTalk Kits
To create a device
Done! ✓ Your device is now created, together with two basic assets to help you set up your first basic IoT demo. To get this demo running, please check the corresponding Quick Start tutorial.
Your own hardware
To create a device
Your device is now created and you are provided with its Device id, on top of your Client Id and Client key.
Sometimes devices stop working for one or another reason and you need to know what’s going on. Also, many devices (e.g. Arduino) memory is small enough to discourage an attempt to log errors on the device itself. For that reason AllThingsTalk allows you to know if system successfully receives or encounters a problem with incoming data.
System logs a debug message whenever:
Go to your device page, and start debugging session by choosing DEBUG tab. That will start tracing log messages that your device sends to the Cloud.
Debug messages are transient, so once you get our of DEBUG tab, the session will stop and messages will be gone. You can clear the log by clicking Clear.
Filtering out debug messages
By default, debug log shows information and error messages coming from your devices. If your debug log gets big and messy, you can filter out information messages by selecting Errors in debug view. You can also enter a debug message keywords to filter by search.
Exporting debug messages
You can select Export to download .txt document with message log from your current debug session.
When you delete a device, all its assets will be deleted and all rules connected to the device become invalid! You might want to delete any rules linked to the device as well.