Arduino to MQTT, oh have you ailed me
I struggled a lot with this exercise.
Thursday > Arduino was refusing to connect to broker.
Friday. Bianca is here to help me!
Friday 2 PM > Arduino refused to connect to IDE. Get new Arduino. It works!
Friday 3 PM > Connect to MQTT successfully!
Friday 4:30 PM > Unable to read messages from MQTT server in my dashboard. It is able to write the random test number from the script
Friday 5:30 PM > This is what we're trying to debug:
my script was unable to read the MQTT messages on my topic 'julia/#'
I can read messages from topic 'bgan/#'
Bianca can read messages from topic 'julia/#' on her html
Why can't I read topic 'julia/#'?
Friday 6:00 PM > Borrow Bianca's code and debug from there. She does some magic and it works. Neither of us understand why.
From here, my goals are to work on the dashboard a little and get it to a more attractive place, and to start working on the physical housing for the sensor. I want to have two running as a 'ballot sensor' on a 'voting machine' that is a kinetic sculpture. Either vote will trigger a visual on the digital and physical dashboards.