Applicable to These Intel® IoT Gateway Products

  • Intel® IoT Gateways based on Intel® Atom™ processors
  • Intel® IoT Gateways based on Intel® Core™ processors
  • Intel® IoT Gateways based on Intel® Quark™ processors

How These Instructions Help You

These instructions will guide you through the steps to create and install a custom Wind River® Linux 7 OS image that includes the software and libraries necessary to interface a Phidgets* temperature sensor with your Intel® IoT Gateway using Python. Then, it will show how to attach the temperature sensor and run an example Python application that pulls temperature data from the temperature sensor and stores it locally on the Gateway.

Sensor Hardware You Need to Provide

You need the following components:

  • Phidgets Precision Temperature Sensor. Part #1124_0:

  • Phidgets Interface Kit 8/8/8. Part # 1018_2:


Required Experience Level

This guide assumes you have experience with:

  • Executing Linux commands.
  • Creating, editing, and executing scripts.
  • Installing and configuring Linux software.
  • Using a terminal emulation program like PuTTY* with serial connections between computers.

Document Terminology and Conventions

  • Terminology
    • Gateway: An Intel® IoT Gateway.
    • Development Computer: Linux computer that you provide to develop applications for your Gateway. Ubuntu* 14.04 Base is preferred.
  • Conventions
    • This font is used for commands, API names, parameters, filenames, directory paths, and executables.
    • Bold text is used for graphical user interface entries, buttons, and keyboard keys.

      This font in a gray box is used for commands you must type or include in a script.

Where to Perform These Steps

Begin these instructions in the $HOME/Project directory on your Development Computer.