I tried to use Ubidots as a test server for RAK5010.
The motivation here is sometimes IoT developers do not have a server setup yet so there must be a free alternative online. There are many IoT platforms possible and Ubidots is one.
To do this, you need to configure your RAK5010 according to this guide:
But you need to change the IP address and Port so that it will point to the IP:Port of Ubidots which is 184.108.40.206:9012.
As an example, I will configure my RAK5010 with this: at+set_config=cellular:220.127.116.11:9012:SMART Prepaid:SMART Pr:internet:0.
I am here in the Philippines and I use SMART network with APN = internet. As you see, I use the IP and Port of Ubidots.
Then you need to format your payload based on the accepted format of Ubidots.
Let’s say I will transfer some DC voltage value 3.3v. I will do that by sending this command:
BBFF-U6EOcgH5Y7w185LiG7bPLE5Wi6lNXX is the API key from my Ubidots account.
sensor1 is the device name.
voltage is the parameter.
For more info on TCP payload for Ubidots, here’s their documentation:
You now view your data and even create a wonderful dashboard in Ubidots.
This should both work for RAK5010 and RAK5010-M.