An organization we're part of was planning to set-up a solar charging station on campus, so we thought it would be very beneficial to know real-time data about usage and efficiency.
What We did
We used a spark core to collect data from the solar charging station, represented by a lone solar panel for testing, and send the data to keen, an analytics service, using a web server we created. The data is then accessed by an iOS app we made and displays updated information about the charging station to the user.
Challenges We Ran Into
We kept getting a bad request from the server when sending data from the spark core, and couldn't figure out what was wrong because the spark core was in fact sending correct data.