Dashboards are user interfaces that organize and present data, and we use widgets displaying said data in graphs, charts, and other forms. To create a new Dashboard follow the steps below:
Create a Dashboard
To add a dashboard, select the "window" icon to display all created dashboard.
In the top right corner of the drop-down, select the "plus" icon to create a new dashboard and title your new dashboard appropriately. We called ours Machine 1.
Dashboards are user interfaces that organize and present data, and we use widgets displaying said data in graphs, charts, and other forms. Once the dashboard is created, widgets are required to visualize your data effortlessly.
Create a Widget
Click the yellow "plus" icon in the top right of your dashboard to add a widget.
In this tutorial, we will create a gauge indicator to visualize (in real time) the energy consumption of Machine 1.
- How would you like to see your data?: Indicator
- Select a type of widget: Gauge
- Select a device: Machine 1
- Select a variable: Power
Now you can determine the range of data the indicator will read.
After clicking “Finish,” your first widget will appear in the dashboard. We built a few other widgets to visualize energy consumption as examples.
The IoT is not just about monitoring but controlling assets and products from the Internet - all of which can be done with Ubidots simple user interface. Check out this dashboard display built for Machine 1.
To learn more about each of default widgets, check out these tutorials: