This multi-platform Python tool connects USB gateway to the MQTT. USB gateway is communicating over virtual USB serial port with JSONs.

Gateway can be run in command line or by pm2 service manager.

The installation and start-up instructions are in the Playground Setup

Install & Upgrade

sudo pip3 install --upgrade --no-cache-dir bcg

Usage examples

Usually the bcg is run with pm2 process manager, please see the Playground Setup. This direct command line command is more for testing purporses if the service does not run correctly.


    bcg --device /dev/ttyUSB0

Start with debug

    bcg --device /dev/ttyUSB0 --debug

bcg --help

hub@hpnix:~$ bcg --help
usage: bcg [-h] [-c CONFIG] [-d DEVICE] [-H MQTT_HOST] [-P MQTT_PORT]
           [--no-wait] [--mqtt-username MQTT_USERNAME]
           [--mqtt-password MQTT_PASSWORD] [--mqtt-cafile MQTT_CAFILE]
           [--mqtt-certfile MQTT_CERTFILE] [--mqtt-keyfile MQTT_KEYFILE] [-D]
           COMMAND ...

BigClown gateway between USB serial port and MQTT broker

positional arguments:
    devices             show devices
    help                show help

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -c CONFIG, --config CONFIG
                        path to configuration file (YAML format)
  -d DEVICE, --device DEVICE
  -H MQTT_HOST, --mqtt-host MQTT_HOST
                        MQTT host to connect to (default is localhost)
  -P MQTT_PORT, --mqtt-port MQTT_PORT
                        MQTT port to connect to (default is 1883)
  --no-wait             no wait on connect or reconnect serial port
  --mqtt-username MQTT_USERNAME
                        MQTT username
  --mqtt-password MQTT_PASSWORD
                        MQTT password
  --mqtt-cafile MQTT_CAFILE
                        MQTT cafile
  --mqtt-certfile MQTT_CERTFILE
                        MQTT certfile
  --mqtt-keyfile MQTT_KEYFILE
                        MQTT keyfile
  -D, --debug           print debug messages
  -v, --version         show program's version number and exit

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