1. Configure the SensorTag and the IoT Foundation

In this section, you configure your Texas Instruments (TI) SensorTag to send readings and device events to the IBM IoT Foundation platform.

A SensorTag is an IoT- ready small device with multiple sensors that can be connected to the Watson IoT platform.

  1. On your mobile phone or tablet, install the SimpleLink TI SensorTag application.
     
  2. Start the SensorTag application on your phone or tablet.
     
  3. If the app does not list your SensorTag, press the Start Broadcast button on the SensorTag for 3 seconds.
  4. Select the SensorTag from the list.
     
  5. Select the Cloud configuration For Android, select ‘Advanced’.
     
  6. Note the device mac (media access control) address for the SensorTag.
     
  7. Select the All Then, select IBM IoTF Quickstart.
     
  8. Click Save in the upper right of the window.
  9. For non-Android phones only: Go back to the device list.
  10. For non-Android phones only: Select Sensor View.
  11. Select Push to Cloud in the top right of the window.
     
  12. Select anywhere on the row, for example, on the cloud. 
    You see the IBM IoTF Quickstart URL. For Android, click Open in Browser below Push to Cloud.

     

  13. Click the quickstart URL to open the quickstart webpage on your device. If you want, you can open the quickstart page on a browser on any computer.
  14. Notice the sensor values being sent to the IoT Foundation page. You will use these values to detect when the sensor moves.
  15. Rotate the SensorTag and note the changes in the accelX, accelY, and accelZ values.If you are using an Android device, the values will be acc_x, acc_y, and acc_z.