Sensors Connectivity Module Setup

Now let's start personal sensors Connectivity module.


To build a python package the IPFS daemon has to be installed. This module requires IPFS daemon version no greater than 0.8.x . So, in example, IPFS daemon version is 0.8.0. Assuming, you work on linux:

tar -xzf go-ipfs_v0.8.0_linux-amd64.tar.gz
cd go-ipfs
sudo bash 
ipfs init

Also, we need to install python3 dev package and pip:

sudo apt install python3-dev python3-pip

Installation as PyPi package

pip3 install sensors-connectivity

If you see warning like this:

  WARNING: The script sensors_connectivity is installed in '/home/test2/.local/bin' which is not on PATH.
  Consider adding this directory to PATH or, if you prefer to suppress this warning, use --no-warn-script-location.

Run next command:

cd ~
export PATH="/usr/local/bin:$PATH"
source .profile


First, we need to create directory for configuration file and database file. You can create it wherever you want, these commands below are just an example:

cd ~
mkdir sensors_connectivity
cd sensors_connectivity
touch database.db
Name of the database file can be any, but extension must be `.db`

This database will save IPFS hashes of sensor data, timestamp and service status.

Next, create configuration file:

touch my_config.json

There is default configuration file:

   "general": {
      "publish_interval": 30,
      "db_path": ""
   "comstation": {
      "enable": false,
      "port": "/dev/ttyUSB0",
      "work_period": 300,
      "geo": "",
      "public_key": ""
   "httpstation": {
      "enable": true,
      "port": 8001
   "mqttstation": {
      "enable": false,
      "host": "localhost",
      "port": 1883
   "luftdaten": {
      "enable": false
   "robonomics": {
      "enable": true,
      "ipfs_provider": "/ip4/",
      "ipfs_topic": "airalab.lighthouse.5.robonomics.eth"
   "datalog": {
      "enable": false,
      "suri": "",
      "dump_interval": 60,
      "temporal_username": "",
      "temporal_password": "",
      "pinata_api": "",
      "pinata_secret": ""
   "dev": {
      "sentry": ""
   "frontier": {
      "enable": false,
      "suri": ""
   "trackagro": {
      "enable": false,
      "token": ""

fill my_config.json with example and insert full path to the database file in db_path field.

This configuration will be enough to get sensors data over http and send it to the Robonomics map.


First, launch IPFS daemon:

ipfs daemon --enable-pubsub-experiment

After config is set, you can run the service: (in another terminal)

sensors_connectivity "path/to/your/config/file"

You will be able to see logs in your console and in ~/.logs.

Example of logs:

$ sensors_connectivity test.json 
2022-09-02 14:08:48,408 - INFO - Getting data from the stations...
2022-09-02 14:08:48,409 - INFO - airalab-http-v0.8.0: [[]]
2022-09-02 14:08:48,409 - INFO - Sending result to the feeders...
2022-09-02 14:08:48,411 - INFO - Checking data base...
2022-09-02 14:09:18,410 - INFO - Sending result to the feeders...
2022-09-02 14:09:18,410 - INFO - Getting data from the stations...
2022-09-02 14:09:18,411 - INFO - airalab-http-v0.8.0: [[]]
2022-09-02 14:09:48,411 - INFO - Sending result to the feeders...
2022-09-02 14:09:48,412 - INFO - Getting data from the stations...
2022-09-02 14:09:48,413 - INFO - airalab-http-v0.8.0: [[]]
2022-09-02 14:10:18,413 - INFO - Sending result to the feeders...
2022-09-02 14:10:18,413 - INFO - Getting data from the stations...

Post installation

To connect you sensors-connectivity module to Robonomics map and see the data, you have to send your IPFS id to or

You can get IPFS ID with the following command after running IPFS daemon (it is in the ID column):

$ ipfs id
	"ID": "QmUZxw8jsRpSx5rWkTpJokPGKvWihTrt5rbRCFXzJ4eCAP",

We require it to add your ID to еру ACL list.

In the next article we will look at various combinations of configuration file. It will allow you to connect sensor over MQTT or COM port and send data to Robonomics Parachain datalog.

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