These blocks correspond to the sensors (on-board and externally connected) on Cloudio. They are used with control blocks, to read sensors values and compare them against threshold values to create your projects.
A combination of 13 Analog and Digital standard sensor types are currently supported in GraspIO Studio, in addition to a Generic sensor block that you can use to connect any external sensor and customise to use as per your needs. External sensors with a 5V rating can be connected to ports S1, S2, and S3 on Cloudio.
You can use the Read option in the config panel to receive real-time values from the selected sensor to better understand the range of the sensor(s) and thus use the appropriate comparison values in your projects.
You can receive the max, min, and mid values received from the sensor in the Read duration.
1.An input block can only be used inside the head of an If/While/Monitor/IFTTT block. When used within If and While blocks, they act as conditions; act as triggers when used within an IFTTT block, and their values are monitored and saved when used in a Monitor block.
2.The on-board sensors are labelled on the board while external sensors can be connected to ports S1, S2, S3. While selecting the port for a sensor, ensure that the port selected on the mobile app matches with the on-board port or the port to which the external sensor is connected.
On-board sensors and ADC ports highlighted above.
For ex: if you’re using an external IR sensor connected to S1, make sure to change the port number from the default on-board IR to S1 in the config panel of the IR block.
3.External sensors with a 5V power rating are supported on Cloudio. Additionally, care must be taken to match the polarities while connecting them to the Cloudio board.