Demo: How I connected a 7+ IoT Starter Kit to Azure IoT with NO CODE
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Demo: How I connected a 7+ IoT Starter Kit to Azure IoT with NO CODE

I was skeptical, but now stand corrected: you can connect an IoT Starter Kit designed for kids and beginners to Azure IoT Hub with no code, and it definitively is not that hard. See how that's done with the M5Go IoT Starter Kit from M5Stack, based on an ESP32 chip and using Blocky. ERRATUM: In the video I am mentioning that you need to upload a root cert on the device to allow it to authenticate the IoT Hub server. This is incorrect. The step to upload a cert file is not necessary as the MQTT client bypasses the server authentication step under the hood. Just set SSL to True and you can skip directly from 17:52 to 19:18. Learn more by reading the blog post at https://aka.ms/M5StackAzureIoTNoCodeBlog 00:00 Introduction, presentation of the M5Go IoT Starter Kit 01:58 UIFlow walkthrough 03:34 Flashing the firmware including Wifi settings 06:38 Get Device API Key and connect to UIFlow 07:51 Create User Interface for device 08:57 Connecting sensor and adding sensor Unit to UIFlow 09:35 Put together the app with Blocky, deploy and run on device 11:20 Add MQTT to Blocky app 13:00 Setup Azure IoT Explorer tool to connect to IoT Hub 13:53 Create new device 14:14 MQTT client configuration to connect to IoT Hub 17:44 SSL configuration - Discard the certificate file part, this is not required 19:18 Sending Telemetry to IoT Hub with MQTT Publish 22:03 Deploy and run app, monitor telemetry with IoT Explorer tool 22:49 Wrap up