The Wi-Fire board is a general purpose development board for MIPS and FlowCloud which allows you to develop Internet of Things applications. Pin-out compatibility with many existing ArduinoTM shields provides a great choice of third-party peripheral devices and sensors. Boards supplied by Imagination Technologies are FlowCloud ready, so you can get up and running quickly.
If you don't have a board, you can purchase directly from Digilent, then follow the instructions to get up and running with FlowCloud.
|A||5V DC power connector: To power the Wi-Fire from an external power supply (5V DC, 500mA)|
|B||USB mini B connector: To power the Wi-Fire from a computer and/or issue commands from a terminal emulator|
|C||J16 power supply jumper: To select between an external (EXT) or USB cable (UART) power source|
|D, E||BTN1 & BTN2 are used to set Wi-Fire's mode - see Switching to Wi-Fi setup mode|
|F||Reset button: To reset the Wi-Fire back to factory settings|
|G||LEDs 1-4: To indicate the Wi-Fire's status (see LED states for more information).|
Connect your Wi-Fire board to a PC or laptop computer with a USB cable, unless your application uses more than 300 mA, in which case you should use an external power supply rated at 5V DC, 500 mA.
Follow the instructions below to power up your board using either a USB cable, or external power supply
To get the most out of your Wi-Fire board, make sure you have FlowCloud software installed and that it is the latest version. Check this using a terminal emulator such as PuTTY (Windows), or CoolTerm (Mac).
Please note: If you have used an external power supply, then you will need to connect your PC/laptop to the Wi-Fire board using a USB cable before using the terminal emulator.
LEDs 1, 2 and 3 will be ON once Wi-Fire has connected to your access point.
LED 4 will also be ON once a connection to Flow has been made.
Your Wi-Fire board should now be listed as a registered device on the My Devices page. Metrics such as device bandwidth and connection history can be viewed on your account's Dashboard under My Account. You can interact with your Wi-Fire board using the MakeItFlow app which you can download from Google Play .
Authorisation groups represent a security measure for restricting access to resources. Only users belonging to a group associated with a given resource are able to access the resource. This feature is currently limited to Firmwares.
Using authorisation groups, firmware's can be posted to specific authorisation groups and only users that belong to the group can access the firmwares. Here you just create the group name and have the oAuth credentials used for accessing the group automatically created.
In reality, FlowCloud uses the oAuth protocol to secure access to its API's. Within oAuth, Product Group ID's are referred to as consumer keys and Product Group passwords are referred to as consumer secrets.
To enable a device to acquire a unique identifier with FlowCloud, the device must 'Register' with FlowCloud first. When a device registers it needs to specify its Device type, MAC address, serial number, software version, a display name and a registration key.
To enable a device to acquire a unique identifier with FlowCloud, the device must 'Register' with FlowCloud first. When a device registers it needs to specify its Device type, MAC address, serial number, software version, a display name.
Once a device has been registered on FlowCloud it can then be associated with a Flow User account. The device is then said to be owned.
Device ownership represents a relationship (or pairing), whereby a single FlowCloud user is considered to be ultimately responsible for administering a FlowCloud device. By becoming the device's owner, a FlowCloud user gains access to all of the device's resources (device settings and configurations etc.). In addition, the owner is then able to provision the visibility, access rights and assign user roles on that device so that other FlowCloud users can access and manage their device.
To make a pairing between a user and device possible, various data is required that uniquely identifies both the user and the device. The process for associating a device with a user depends on the capabilities of a device and whether or not it has a user interface. FlowCloud supports a number of different scenarios for owning a device.
The Device has a UI but no means of being able to authenticate a user. In this scenario, a user has to acquire a 'Pairing' token or a device ownership token that is unique to them. The token is entered on the device. Since the ID of the device is known by FlowCloud and the token identifies the user, a pairing can be made.
Device has a UI and the user can be authenticated. In this scenario, since both the device and user can be easily identified, a user can log onto a device and then enter the device's MAC address into the device UI.
Device has no UI. In this scenario, the user has to log into a web site and know a unique identifier about the device. This would ideally be its MAC Address or serial number. Assuming the device has already registered with FlowCloud, when a user authenticates on the web site, they will be able to search for a device using its MAC address. If found, the user can then claim ownership of the device from the web site.
Private development programmes are managed by independent organizations. To join a private development programme, you need to know your organisations registration key. If you know your organisations programme key, please complete the account registration details below.
Once you have created an account, your registration request has to be authorized by the administrator for the programme you elect to join. Once authorised, you will receive an account activation e-mail.
The information you supply as part of you registration will be securely held and will not be passed to third parties.
If you changed your e-mail address, you will be logged-out of the system and required to re-activate your FlowCloud account. A new account activation e-mail will be sent to your new e-mail inbox.
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