A Step by Step Guide

Getting Started

5 Minute Quick Guide

Below is a details step-by-step guide to getting started the mcThings IoT platform right out of the box. This process consists of 6 steps, with an additional 7th step outlining how to properly get your mcGateway connected via Wi-Fi through mcStudio if you don’t have it connected via WPS or Ethernet (please note your mcGateway must be connected to the internet before proceeding). These steps contain both a detailed description accompanied by a video tutorial to get you up and running with ease and in no time flat.

Step 1:

Getting Started with mcCloud

In this video walkthrough, we cover logging into your mcCloud account so you can begin creating organizations and security domains. Organizations house security domains, user/team management, and act as a parent to security domains. Security domains are associated with a single organization and are where you’re able to create filterable device tags, register & manage devices, work with integrations, and deploy applications.

  • Creating a mcCloud Account (00:00:00)
  • Creating an Organization (00:00:30)
  • Creating a Security Domain (00:00:55)

Step 2:

Registering Your Devices

In this video walkthrough, we show you how to register new devices to a security domain in mcCloud. By navigating to the “Device” area under your security domain (via the sidebar navigation), you can easily add one or more devices at a time. Following the successful registration of a device, you can then access it’s settings via the device list page and monitor/manage it’s connectivity, activity, applications and more.

  • Registering Devices (00:00:00)
  • Registered Device Settings (0:01:00)

Step 3:

Working With Integrations

Integrations allow mcThings Devices to communicate outside of mcCloud in order to visualize your data. In this video walkthrough, we go over our current integrations which include webhooks that allow you to forward information to other cloud providers (such as IFTTT, Slack, Twillio, Trello, Twitter, and many more… ) and full integration with Microsoft Azure IoT Hub (including device management).

  • Integrations Overview (00:00:00)
  • Azure IoT Hub Integrations (00:00:40)
  • Web Hooks Integrations (00:01:10)

Step 4:

Loading Applications

Follow along as we create an application in mcStudio and seamlessly upload it to a pre-existing security domain in mcCloud. Once in mcCloud, we’re able to deploy this application to devices (in this case a Track330) to monitor temperature, distance, light levels and more.

  • Creating Applications in mcStudio (00:00:00)
  • Uploading an Application to a Security Domain (00:00:45)
  • Applications in mcCloud (00:01:20)
  • Deploying Applications to a Device (00:01:35)

Step 5:

Debugging Applications

In this video walkthrough, we cover logging into your mcCloud account via mcSudio, and debugging code that is running on a mcThings device by changing a few of the mcScript parameters within the LED “Blinky” use case. Once these changes are made, we build the project and run it on the targeted mcMod120 to illustrate the successful implementation of the changes.

  • Debugging Overview (00:00:00)
  • Logging into mcCloud via mcStudio (00:00:35)
  • Debugging an Application on a Device (00:00:55)
  • Example Project Libraries/Code (00:01:53)

Step 6:

Changing an Application’s Version of mcOS and Deploying to Devices

In this short walkthrough, we discuss changing an existing applications version of mcOS to the most recent mcOS release. This is easily done through the “Applications” portion of mcCloud by editing the existing application and changing the version of mcOS through the “Application Settings” page.

  • Changing an application’s version of mcOS Overview (00:00:00)
  • Logging into mcCloud via mcStudio (00:00:35)
  • Changing an application’s version of mcOS through mcCloud (00:01:17)
  • Deploying the updated version of mcOS to your devices  (00:01:45)

Step 7:

Connecting the mcGateway to Wi-Fi

In this video walkthrough, we cover how to connect your mcGateway to Wi-Fi via mcStudio using the new “Configure Gateway Wi-Fi” feature in the “Tools” menu item. You can also connect your mcGateway to Wi-Fi via the WPS feature as documented in the mcGateway user guide as well as by Ethernet.

  • Connecting to Wi-Fi via mcStudio (00:00:00)
  • Other Connection Methods (00:00:35)

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