With Helium, you can prototype an Internet of Things application in minutes.
Here are the simple steps to follow:
Select an off-the-shelf sensor to enable for connection to the Helium Cloud. I2C, analog, 4-20mA and digital devices are supported. Helium's Quick Start Guide has a primer on how to select a sensor for your application.Guide Picking a Sensor
Connect the sensor to your Helium Atom Development Board directly using I2C, or via our analog or digital extension boards for non-I2C sensors.
Dev kits including the Atom Development Board can be purchased at store.helium.com
Provide power to the Helium Atom Development Board via USB or the included lithium polymer battery.
Plug in the Helium Element access point. This will provide network connectivity to your Helium Atom Development Board.
Log into the Helium Dashboard to see the transmitted data from the Helium Atom Development board's onboard sensors and retrieve your API key from your account.
Configure your sensor parameters in Helium Script and and deliver it as a payload in a POST to the Helium Script REST endpoint.
Upon successful receipt of the over the air update, your sensor readings will now be available in the Helium Dashboard.
Using your API key, you can now view your sensors' readings in a web or mobile application by making standard HTTP requests to the API endpoints.
Visit http://docs.helium.com/api/v1/ for all of the available API endpoints.