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Light Sensor Example: XBee Zigbee Cloud Kit

5) View It!

You will use the XBee Zigbee Cloud Kit’s web application to configure a widget for viewing the light readings from your sensor: https://xbeegateway.herokuapp.com/#/login

  • Log in to the XBee Zigbee Cloud Kit web application.
    Gateway home
  • Use the Add Widget button to create a new display widget.
    add-widget
  • Choose Gauge Widget for the widget type.
  • Add a label such as “Light.”
  • Choose your XBee Zigbee device by its ID.
  • Select ADC1 as the input stream and check the device configuration to make sure it is configured properly.
  • Enter “100-(value/1000*100)” to transform the input from millivolts to a simple percentage from 0 to 100. The calculation takes the input value, scales to a decimal, then multiplies by 100 to get a percentage value. Since is technically the percentage of darkness we subtract it from 100 to flip it to the percentage of brightness.
  • Add a name for Units such as “percent.”
  • Set a low value of 0 and a high of 100 to see the percentage light range displayed.
    Light setup
  • Save the changes to see your new Widget.
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