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===Licence===
 
===Licence===
 
License is GPLV2 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU_General_Public_License)
 
License is GPLV2 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU_General_Public_License)
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===Updates===
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* From V0.1.1.0 you can configure the colours, Max and Min values for all the sensor displays.
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* The configurarion file is located:
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** Windows: %APPDATA%\username\Local\foobotmonitor\
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** Linux /etc/.foobotmonitor
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* You can alter/update the colors and Max/Min values in the following way:
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1. Open the foobotmonitor.cfg file<br>
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2. Edit the [Config] section
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<syntaxhighlight>
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[Config]
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pmColour=clGreen
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tmpColour=clRed
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humColour=clMaroon
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co2Colour=clLime
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vocColour=clBlue
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allpolluColour=clFuchsia
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pmMinValue=0
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pmMaxValue=1000
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tmpMinValue=0
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tmpMaxValue=40
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humMinValue=10
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humMaxValue=100
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co2MinValue=450
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co2MaxValue=3000
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vocMinValue=125
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vocMaxValue=1000
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allpolluMinValue=0
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allpolluMaxValue=700
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[[User:Minesadorada|Minesadorada]]
 
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[[Category:Applications_created_with_Lazarus]]
 
[[Category:Applications_created_with_Lazarus]]

Revision as of 18:45, 2 January 2017

Lazarus and the Foobot air quality monitor

  • Foobot(http://foobot.io/) is an InternetOfThings gadget that monitors indoor air quality.
  • Unfortunately, the company only supplies mobile phone apps to access the Foobot.
  • They do however publish an API which returns JSON data when queried, so I decided to port it to the PC using Lazarus and FPC
  • The API page is here: https://api.foobot.io/apidoc/index.html

Screenshots

  • Foobot Monitor

foobotmonitor.jpg

  • Foobot Interrogator

foobotinterrogator1.jpg
foobotinterrogator2.jpg

What you will need

1. A Foobot
2. A Foobot account
3. A free API Key (get one from the API page: https://api.foobot.io/apidoc/index.html)

Binary Downloads: Foobot Monitor

Windows 32/64 binaries:
https://svn.code.sf.net/p/lazarus-ccr/svn/applications/foobot/monitor/innosetup/setup_foobotmonitor.exe
Linux 32/64 binaries:
https://svn.code.sf.net/p/lazarus-ccr/svn/applications/foobot/monitor/linuxbinaries/foobotmonitor.zip

Binary Downloads: Foobot Interrogator

Windows 32/64 binaries:
https://svn.code.sf.net/p/lazarus-ccr/svn/applications/foobot/innosetup/foobotinterrogator_setup.exe
Linux 32/64 binaries:
https://svn.code.sf.net/p/lazarus-ccr/svn/applications/foobot/compiled/linuxbinaries.zip)

Source

Source code is in Lazarus CCR here: https://svn.code.sf.net/p/lazarus-ccr/svn/applications/foobot/

Functions

There are two main functions in foobot_utility.pas for you to use. Both will populate TObjects in foobot_objects.pas which you can read.

// Populates FoobotIdentityObject.TFoobotIdentityList collection
function FetchFoobotIdentity(aUsername, aSecretKey: string): boolean;

// Populates FoobotDataObject
function FetchFoobotData(DataFetchType: TDataFetchType = dfLast;
  iCurrentFoobot: integer = 0; iLastIntervalSeconds: integer = 3600;
  iLastAverageBySeconds: integer = 0; iStartTimeSeconds: int64 = 0;
  iEndTimeSeconds: int64 = 0; aSecretKey: string = 'unknown'): boolean;

// Populates datapoint arrays from FoobotIdentityObject for easy access
// - also populates HighLow arrays
function FoobotDataObjectToArrays: boolean;

Security

  • When first run Foobot Monitor will prompt you to enter your Foobot Username, Password and an API Key.
  • These values are then stored in an encrypted configuration file so that they will load automatically in future
  • The configurarion file is located:
    • Windows: %APPDATA%\username\Local\foobotmonitor\
    • Linux /etc/.foobotmonitor
  • You can alter/update the stored login data in the following way:

1. Open the foobotmonitor.cfg file
2. Make a new entry thus, then save the file. (using your values instead of the example <..> ones)

[Config]
Foobot User=<username>
Secret Key=<Secret API Key>
  • Next time Foobot Monitor is run, these values are read, then encrypted and the plaintext is deleted
    • You can do this as many times as you like

Licence

License is GPLV2 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU_General_Public_License)

Updates

  • From V0.1.1.0 you can configure the colours, Max and Min values for all the sensor displays.
  • The configurarion file is located:
    • Windows: %APPDATA%\username\Local\foobotmonitor\
    • Linux /etc/.foobotmonitor
  • You can alter/update the colors and Max/Min values in the following way:

1. Open the foobotmonitor.cfg file
2. Edit the [Config] section <syntaxhighlight> [Config] pmColour=clGreen tmpColour=clRed humColour=clMaroon co2Colour=clLime vocColour=clBlue allpolluColour=clFuchsia pmMinValue=0 pmMaxValue=1000 tmpMinValue=0 tmpMaxValue=40 humMinValue=10 humMaxValue=100 co2MinValue=450 co2MaxValue=3000 vocMinValue=125 vocMaxValue=1000 allpolluMinValue=0 allpolluMaxValue=700 <syntaxhighlight>

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