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Grafana Visualization


This tutorial is made for the Air Quality Monitor connected to the Raspberry Pi with the Hub installed on it.

You can use our Pre-Installed Image or your own Raspberry where you will install the Hub

Grafana is an open platform for beautiful analytics and monitoring. It allows you to create nice-looking dashboards that will give you quick insights into your sensor data.

Install Grafana


First, you will need to install InfluxDB.

Start by installing all the needed packages

sudo apt install apt-transport-https curl -y

Add the repository key

curl -sL | sudo apt-key add -

Add repository to the source list

echo "deb stretch stable" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/influxdb.list

Install the InfluxDB Package

sudo apt update && sudo apt install influxdb

Start the InfluxDB Service to test it

sudo systemctl start influxdb

After you tested the InfluxDB, you can move to Grafana.

Install Grafana Dependencies

sudo apt install adduser libfontconfig -y

Install Grafana

Download the Latest Version

wget $(wget "" -q -O - | grep browser_download_url | grep armhf.deb | head -n 1 | cut -d '"' -f 4) -O grafana.deb

Install the Package

sudo dpkg -i grafana.deb

Enable Grafana on Boot

sudo systemctl daemon-reload
sudo systemctl enable grafana-server

Test Grafana

sudo systemctl start grafana-server

Configure Grafana

To configure Grafana, you will first have to open it and log in:


Default User is admin. Default Password is admin.


To make this part work without any additional configuration you need to follow the tutorial for MQTT Strorage (mqtt2influxdb)

Create a Data Source

Select Add Data Source and fill in the data

  • Enter the Name: node
  • Select the Type: InfluxDB
  • Enter the URL: http://localhost:8086

  • Enter the Database: node
  • Click on Save & Test button to check if everything is OK. You should see the same green notification as in the picture.

Import dashboard

Download dashboard.json and import it to Grafana

  • Click the Grafana icon on the top left (1)
  • Click on the + icon to expand the submenu (2)
  • Click on the Import (3)

  • Click on the Upload .json File (4)

  • Choose your JSON file (in our case dashboard.json) (5)
  • Select the file to upload (6)

  • Select your database (7)
  • Click on the Import button (8)

  • Your dashboard is imported.

Example output for Wireless Climate Monitor and Wireless CO2 Monitor projects