I am a recent OutSystems developer, being only working on the platform for 3 weeks now. I am planning to make an autonomous garden with an Arduino controller, that will water the plants, control the temperature and control the humidity of the soil, backed up by an web and mobile app to monitorize all the process. For that I need to make a connection between my Arduino and the OutSystems platform and would like to know what is the best method to do so. Thanks.

Hi Pedro,

Here's a recent article on OutSystems and IoT, and there's a forum post with some reference to Forge components. Basically, you need to connect your Arduino to an IoT platform, and interface with that Platform from OutSystems, via REST.

Hello Pedro,


I have never used Arduino - I'm more of a Pi(e) guy :) - but I would suggest using web services. There is a project of using Alexa with OutSystems so you should take a look and see if anything there helps you.


Cheers

Hi Pedro Martins,

Did you realize your plan to make a standalone garden with an Arduino controller? What technical approach did you follow? 

best regards

Pedro Martins wrote:

I am a recent OutSystems developer, being only working on the platform for 3 weeks now. I am planning to make an autonomous garden with an Arduino controller, that will water the plants, control the temperature and control the humidity of the soil, backed up by an web and mobile app to monitorize all the process. For that I need to make a connection between my Arduino and the OutSystems platform and would like to know what is the best method to do so. Thanks.

Hello, all at peace with you?

I am also developing a project similar to yours (the difference is that I also measure the luminous intensity of the garden). I am using Arduino Uno R3 with ESP8266 and at the moment I send the data to the thinkspeak site where I monitor the values of soil moisture, temperature and light intensity. If you managed to integrate with the platform, I appreciate any help you can offer.

Hello Ricardo Ribeiro 

What would you like to do with OutSystems? What type of integrations?

e.g.:

  • Dashboard
  • Control a device
  • Store the data

Take a look at this project.

Cheers

Rui Barbosa wrote:

Hello Ricardo Ribeiro 

What would you like to do with OutSystems? What type of integrations?

e.g.:

  • Dashboard
  • Control a device
  • Store the data

Take a look at this project.

Cheers

Hi there, all at peace with you ?. At the moment I need a simple application that monitors local temperature, humidity and light intensity of a garden. but the presentation of readings in a dashboard. I appreciate any help.


Hi Ricardo,

The article I referenced above is still available, is there anything specific you don't know how to get working?