IBM Cloud Watson IoT Library

The Zerynth IBM Cloud Watson IoT Library can be used to ease the connection to the IBM Watson IoT Platform.

It allows to make your device act as an IBM Watson IoT Device which can be created through IBM Watson IoT dashboard.

The Device class

class Device(device_id, device_type, organization, auth_token)

Create a Device instance representing an IBM Watson IoT Device.

The Device object will contain an mqtt client instance pointing to IBM Watson IoT MQTT broker located at The client is configured with d:organization:device_type:device_id as MQTT id and is able to connect securely through TLS and to authenticate setting auth_token as client password.

The client is accessible through mqtt instance attribute and exposes all Zerynth MQTT Client methods so that it is possible, for example, to setup custom callback on MQTT commands (though the Device class already exposes high-level methods to setup IBM Watson IoT specific callbacks). The only difference concerns mqtt.connect method which does not require broker url and ssl context, taking them from Device configuration:

my_device = iot.Device('my_device_id', 'my_device_type', 'my_organization', 'auth_token')
publish(event_id, event, format_string='json')

Publish event_id event with event content.

event content has to be a dictionary when 'json' is chosen as format_string, a string otherwise.

on_cmd(command_id, command_cbk, format_string='json')

Set a callback to respond to command_id command.

command_cbk callback will be called passing a dictionary containing command payload when 'json' is chosen as format_string, a string otherwise

def turn_led(cmd_content):
    if cmd_content['dir'] == 'on':

my_device.on_cmd('turn_led', turn_led)