Software apps and online services
Intelligent Refrigerator – Capstone Project
Language used – Python (MachineLearning)
Information – Sending an Email using Mailgun services when temperature is not within the prescribed range.Sending an SMS when fridge is opened using Twilio services (Using Z-score Analysisi.e. when anomaly in temperature graph is detected.)Steps :1) Connect the LM35 to the bolt Module
Step 1: Hold the sensor in a manner such that you can read LM35 written on it.
Step 2: In this position, identify the pins of the sensor as VCC, Output and Gnd from your left to right.
In the above image, VCC is connected to the red wire, Output is connected to the orange wire and Gnd is connected to the brown wire.Step 3: Using male to female wire connect the 3 pins of the LM35 to the Bolt Wifi Module as follows:
- VCC pin of the LM35 connects to 5v of the Bolt Wifi module.
- Output pin of the LM35 connects to A0 (Analog input pin) of the Bolt Wifi module.
- Gnd pin of the LM35 connects to the Gnd.
2) Creating a product on Bolt cloud to get the upper, lower temperature limits of the Refrigerator
Save the code and exits.
Later link the product to the bolt module and deploy the configuration.4) Let the module rest for about 2 hours and see the output.
As you can see the sudden change is when the module is kept in the fridge.
From the graph it is clear that :
minimum_limit = 1 degree i.e. 10.24(in terms of sensor value)
maximum_limit = 5 degree i.e. 51.2(in terms of sensor value)
6)Writhingpythoncode on the terminal or any other virtual system
You can create a new folder and enter it using the following command.
Note : You need a mailgun account before this step. In case you don't have one refer your bolt iot traning for the same.
Login into the server by entering the IP address of your digital ocean droplet. If you have not used Digital Ocean droplet, you can directly login to your Virtual Machine via VirtualBox or VMWare.
After successful login, create a file named
email_conf.py which will store all the credentials related to Mailgun. To create a new file type
sudo nano email_conf.py in the terminal. After that write below code to save all the credentials in a single file.
Save the file.
Note : You need a twilio account before this step. In case you don't have one refer your bolt iot traning for the same.
Login into the putty by entering the IP address of your digital ocean droplet.
After successful login, create a file named sms_
conf.py which will store all the credentials related to Twilio. To create a new file type
sudo nano sms_conf.py in the terminal. After that write below code to save all the credentials in a single file.
Save the file.
Now create one more file named anomaly_detction.py, using the following command
sudo nano anomaly_detection.py
1) Fetch the latest sensor value from the Bolt device.
2) Store the sensor value in a list, that will be used for computing z-score.
3) Compute the z-score and upper and lower threshold bounds for normal and anomalous readings.
4) Check if the sensor reading is within the range for normal readings. i.e. no sudden increase in temperature
5) If it is not in range, send the mail.
6) Check if the sensor value is in the range specified in our min and max values.
7) If it is not in range, send the SMS.
8) Wait for 10 seconds.
9) Repeat from step 1.
- We have to import our ( sms_conf & email_conf ) files which have all the credentials, json and time.
- Also we import our Bolt python library which will let us fetch the data stored in Bolt Cloud and then based on value send Email and SMS.
- The math and statistics libraries will be required for calculating the Z-score and the threshold boundaries.
import email_conf, sms_conf, json, time, math, statistic
from boltiot import Email, Bolt, Sms
The following lies code helps define a function which calculates the Z-score and the using the Z-score calculates the boundaries required for anomaly detection.
The above line helps define a function, which takes 3 input variables: hisotry_data, frame_size and factor.
if len(history_data)<frame_size :
if len(history_data)>frame_size :
The above code checks whether enough data has been accumulated to calculate the Z-score, and if there is too much data, then the code deletes the older data.
The above code calculates the mean (Mn) value of the collected data points.
for data in history_data :
Variance += math.pow((data-Mn),2)
This code helps to calculate the Variance of the data points. You can read more about variance here.
Zn = factor * math.sqrt(Variance / frame_size)
High_bound = history_data[frame_size-1]+Zn
Low_bound = history_data[frame_size-1]-Zn
Here we calculate the Z score (Zn) for the data and use it to calculate the upper and lower threshold bounds required to check if a new data point is normal or anomalous.
Now we will initialize two variables which will store minimum and maximum threshold value. You can initialize any minimum and maximum integer limits to them.
This would send an alert if the temperature reading goes below the minimum limit or goes above the maximum limit.
minimum_limit = 10.24
maximum_limit = 51.2
mybolt = Bolt(email_conf.API_KEY, email_conf.DEVICE_ID)
The above code will automatically fetch your API key and Device ID that you have initialized in
mailer = Email(email_conf.MAILGUN_API_KEY, email_conf.SANDBOX_URL, email_conf.SENDER_EMAIL, email_conf.RECIPIENT_EMAIL)
The above code will automatically fetch your MAILGUN_API_KEY, SANDBOX_URL, SENDER_EMAIL and RECIPIENT_EMAIL that you have initialized in
email_conf.py file. Make sure you have entered the correct values in
To collect data and send SMS alerts. Here we also initialize an empty list with the name 'history_data' which we will use to store older data, so that we can calculate the Z-score.
sms = Sms(conf.SSID, conf.AUTH_TOKEN, conf.TO_NUMBER, conf.FROM_NUMBER)
The following while loop contains the code required to run the algorithm of anomaly detection.
response = mybolt.analogRead('A0')
data = json.loads(response)
if data['success'] != 1:
print("There was an error while retriving the data.")
print("This is the error:"+data['value'])
print ("This is the value "+data['value'])
sensor_value = int(data['value'])
print("There was an error while parsing the response: ",e)
bound = compute_bounds(history_data,conf.FRAME_SIZE,conf.MUL_FACTOR)
if not bound:
print("Not enough data to compute Z-score. Need ",required_data_count," more data points")
if sensor_value > bound :
print ("The Temperature increased suddenly. Sending a sms through Twilio.")
print ("The Current temperature is: "+str(sensor_value))
response = sms.send_sms("Alert! Someone has opened the fridge door")
elif sensor_value > maximum_limit or sensor_value < minimum_limit:
print("Alert! The temperature condition can destroy the tablets. Sending an email through Mailgun.")
print ("The Current temperature is:" +str(sensor_value))
response = mailer.send_email("Alert!","The current temperature can destroy the tablets.")
except Exception as e:
In order to avoid any mistakes below are the screenshots of the code:
Now that we have written the code for anomaly detection lets run the code.
Once that is done, run the anomaly detection code using the following command
After about 10 seconds, the system will start printing the values, as per the following image; and alert you by Email if the thershold temperature exceed and alert you also by Sms if someone opens the fridge :
Note: You can create any name of the python files created just make sure to appropriate changes the call and other related commands.
In case of any queries visit bolt forum.