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Building a Steam Powered IoT API with Thingsboard

Building a Steam Powered IoT API with Thingsboard

By Joshua Curry on .

The project began late at night, as all good steam projects should. I had been thinking about some of the projects I’ve built with microcomputers like the Raspberry Pi and wanted to vault them out of the bland novelty of blinking and beeping boxes.

I have a model steam engine I inherited from a tinkering uncle and thought it would be a gas to try and make an IoT device out of it. I also have experience in API production and consumption, so I wanted it to be a relevant POC for devs trying to integrate the physical world with the virtual.

Bridging 300 years of technology seemed like an appropriate way...

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