New to Adafruit IO? You can read all about it in this guide. Go ahead and get your account set up, and come back to this page when you're ready.

You'll need to obtain our Adafruit IO Key and Username. Visit your Adafruit IO Profile page and click the VIEW AIO KEY button on the left-sidebar.

A window will pop up with your Adafruit IO key and username. Keep a copy of them in a safe place, you'll need them later.

Setting up Adafruit IO Feeds

You'll create a feed called mail to receive the door switch status data sent by the Funhouse.

To create the feed for the door, navigate to the Adafruit IO Feeds Page and click Actions->Create a New Feed. Name the new feed door and then click Create. 

Creating the Adafruit IO Dashboard

Next, you'll create an Adafruit IO Dashboard to display and control the feeds. Navigate to the Adafruit IO Dashboard page and click Actions -> Create a New Dashboard.

Name this dashboard Funhouse Mail Alert and click Create. You'll be redirected to the new Dashboard.

Add a Block

You'll create an Indicator Block to monitor the status of the door sensor. 

From the IO Home dashboard, click the gear icon to see the Dashboard Settings and then click on Create New Block to add a new block to the dashboard.

Click the Indicator block. This will take you to the Connect a Feed window.

Pick Block Feed

Select the mail feed and then click Next step.

Configure Block

Configure its settings like so:

  • Set the Block Title to Mail Slot Status
  • On Color is blue
  • Off Color is amber
  • Conditions is set to = 0

This means the block will be on (blue) when the Funhouse sends a 0 to the mail feed and off (amber) when the Funhouse sends a 1 to the mail feed.

When you're done, click Create block

Email and Text Alerts

To set up Email and Text alerts for your feed, check out this page!

This guide was first published on May 11, 2021. It was last updated on 2021-05-11 18:41:20 -0400.

This page (Adafruit IO Setup) was last updated on Sep 22, 2021.

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