Adafruit IO Setup

The first thing you will need to do is to login to your Adafruit IO account and get your Adafruit IO Key if you haven't already. Click the AIO KEY button on the right hand side of the window to retrieve your key.

A window will pop up with your Adafruit IO. Keep a copy of this in a safe place. We'll need it later.

Creating the Buttons Feed

Next, you will need to create a feed called "Remote Buttons". If you need help getting started with creating feeds on Adafruit IO, check out the Adafruit IO Feed Basics guide.

Adding the Gauge Block

Next, add a new Gauge block to a new or existing dashboard. Name the block whatever you would like, and give it a max value of 3. Make sure you have selected the Remote Buttons feed as the data source for the gauge.

If you need help getting started with Dashboards on Adafruit IO, check out the Adafruit IO Dashboard Basics guide.

When you are finished editing the form, click Create Block to add the new block to the dashboard.

Next, we will look at how to connect an Arduino via WiFi to Adafruit IO.

This guide was first published on Oct 11, 2015. It was last updated on Oct 11, 2015. This page (Adafruit IO Setup) was last updated on May 23, 2019.