New sensor with periodical reads

If you want to create a support for a sensor which requires reads from actual sensor from time to time, then you should create class extending tigase.iot.framework.devices.AbstractPeriodSensor. This class will allow you to specify how often to read data from a sensor and implement actual read from a sensor inside <T extends IValue> T readValue() method. Inside this method you will also need to wrap value you read in instance of a class implementing tigase.iot.framework.devices.IValue

Constructor of an AbstractSensor class requires in a parameter a type of a device - string value, and default period in which data from sensor will be read. Device type is later on published in configuration of a device and used by UI to detect device type and use proper controls to display sensor and it’s state. Currently there is only a support for a few device types.


After you have your class implemented, you need to compile it and add to classpath of Tigase IoT Framework project and add it to configuration as a @Bean


You may not use AbstractPeriodSensor as your direct base class. We provide you with other classes like I2CAbstractPeriodDevice or W1AbstractPeriodDevice. They all are based on AbstractPeriodSensor and provide same functionality but allow you to access I2C, 1Wire easier.


Usage of W1AbstractPeriodDevice is tricky. To use it you need to use W1Master bean, enable it and register your implementation within W1Master providing it with key - implementation of Classes tigase.iot.framework.rpi.sensors.w1.DS1820 and tigase.iot.framework.rpi.sensors.w1.DS1820DeviceType are good examples of how to do this.

Example (support for I2C sensor - BH1750). 

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package tigase.iot.framework.rpi.sensors.light;

import tigase.iot.framework.rpi.sensors.I2CAbstractPeriodDevice;
import tigase.iot.framework.values.Light;
import tigase.kernel.beans.Initializable;
import tigase.kernel.beans.UnregisterAware;

import java.util.logging.Level;
import java.util.logging.Logger;

 * Implementation of a sensor which reads data from the connection BH1750 sensor.
 * Created by andrzej on 23.10.2016.
public class BH1750
		extends I2CAbstractPeriodDevice<Light>
		implements Initializable, UnregisterAware {

	private static final Logger log = Logger.getLogger(BH1750.class.getCanonicalName());

	public BH1750() {
		super("light-sensor", "Light sensor", "BH1750", 60 * 1000, "23");

	protected Light readValue(I2CDevice device) throws IOException {
		device.write((byte) 0x20);

		byte[] data = new byte[2];

		int r =, 0, 2);
		if (r != 2) {
			throw new RuntimeException("Read error: read only " + r + " bytes");

		int v1 = ((data[0] & 0xff) << 8) | (data[1] & 0xff);
		if (log.isLoggable(Level.FINEST)) {
					"read data: " + Integer.toHexString(data[0] & 0xff) + Integer.toHexString(data[1] & 0xff) +
							", value = " + v1);

		return new Light(v1, Light.Unit.lm);