A new add-on board for the Raspberry Pi is here and it is absolutely loaded with LEDs, sensors, and even a microphone array! Say hello to the stylishly circular Matrix Creator. It fits sleekly on top of your Raspberry Pi and conveniently looks like the top of the Amazon Echo (which you can totally build with it).
We’re hear to get you up and running with the Matrix and also to show you how to stream all of its sensor data to Initial State!
-Project level: Advanced Beginner
-Approximate time to complete: 1 hour
-Sensor level: Over 9000!
This tutorial goes over how to setup and use the various sensors on the Matrix Creator and then build a dashboard. Specifically, you will:
-Connect the Matrix Creator to the Pi
-Interface with the Matrix using NodeJS and the MALOS interface
-Read from 4 different sensors to get 11 different conditions
-Send collected data to a real-time, web-based dashboard