Connecting a Pachube sensor to Paraimpu with few clicks
IMPORTANT: This tutorial has been updated due to the recent Pachube Web site changes, please check the NEW VERSION.
Goal: register on Paraimpu a datastream from Pachube and then connect it to our twitter virtual actuator and configure the connection such as a tweet is posted only if a given condition is satisfied. Once the Pachube sensor is registered you can connect it to every Paraimpu actuator available in your dashboard.
First step: Please Log on Pachube and Paraimpu with the respective credentials. If you don’t have credential in one or both systems then create your profiles according to the respective procedures.
Third step: Go on paraimpu and create a new pachube sensor from palette. Configure it as in the following picture
You’ll find your pachube API key under pachube -> profile -> settings Then click register and the sensor is ready. After some minutes data will flow. At the moment (release nuntereggaepiu) the polling time is fixed in 120sec. In next releases this value will be fully configurable.
Fourth step: Create a twitter actuator in the workspace, unless you already have one.
Fifth step: Create a connection between the pachube datastream and twitter. To do that click the follow button on the sensor
and select the existing twitter in the list of available actuators