You can try it yourself for free (no registration/credit card required), then upgrade to a paid lab if you like it:
Shared Eclipse Hono lab - FREE
Shared lab with Bosch sensors publishing unique JSON messages with temperature telemetry to the Eclipse Hono Sandbox .
NOTE: If you need to publish to your own MQTT broker, please see the paid labs on the left menu, or send an email request for your own lab to email@example.com.
This lab demonstrates real-time, dynamic, predictable, custom telemetry from many simulated sensors to MQTT subscriber clients or IoT applications in Eclipse Hono . For details how Eclipse Hono fits into the Eclipse IoT Architecture see this white paper . You control what each sensor sends. By having a quick, successful example, you will short-circuit integration of your own real devices into your IoT application.
Access the lab
See it in action in this 5-minute
Select an agent icon to configure a sensor to publish to the
Eclipse Hono Sandbox
Configure your tenant and device as detailed in the
Set the MY_TENANT, MY_DEVICE and MY_PWD
variables in the Device -> Variables... dialog.
Start the device.
To change the temperature,
select a running (green) sensor, invoke the Device->Variables
menu item, and change the temp variable.
See the temperature measurements change in real-time in your subscriber
NOTE: Since it is shared, other people may be changing values at the same time you are. Lab is reset to known state at any point, but usually at midnight EST. If you want your own lab with these limitations removed, you can rent it here.
The power of MIMIC is not limited to this. If you have a scenario you need simulated, send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The MIMIC MQTT lab browser window shows red icons, each icon represents a simulated device (sensor, actuator, EON). This is the equivalent of your real-world devices sitting on your lab bench. They are not doing anything.
Just like the real world, you need to configure each of the devices to publish telemetry to your broker. The pre-configured (green) devices are publishing to the public brokers mentioned above. You can check this by selecting an icon, then invoke the Edit -> Configure -> All MQTT Settings menu.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Q: What will this cost me?
A: The fixed cost for the MIMIC MQTT lab is indicated here. Well worth the savings in effort in seeing a third-party device publish to your IoT application in under 5 minutes.
- Q: What about security / privacy?
A: Any data you store in your MIMIC MQTT Lab is not accessible by any other users on our server.
- Q: What next?
A: This lab gives you a small successful step in connecting a few third-party sensors publishing real-time, dynamic, predictable, controllable telemetry to IoT applications in a matter of minutes. The next steps are up to you:
- You can build on what you learned to connect your own devices to
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