Connecting Your Raspberry Pi to the IBM Watson IoT Platform

Xavier «X» Santolaria
6 min readSep 7, 2022
Photo by Harrison Broadbent on Unsplash

Having your logs in a one centralized, secure, and resilience location is definitely the easiest way to gain visibility on your assets. That is also true for home networks, full of smart devices and other Internet of Things (IoT) technologies.

Having recently setup yet another Raspberry Pi, I thought I would use that device to demonstrate how you could easily send its telemetry to IBM Cloud for visibility and analysis, using the IBM Watson IoT Platform.

The IBM Watson IoT Platform


IBM Watson™ IoT Platform is a fully managed, cloud-hosted service that makes it simple to derive value from Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

Simply register and connect your device, be it a sensor, a gateway, or something else, to Watson IoT Platform and start sending data securely up to the cloud using the open, lightweight MQTT messaging protocol. You can set up and manage your devices using your online dashboard or our secure APIs, so that your apps can access and use your live and historical data.

Now that we know what it is, let’s go to our IBM Cloud account, and provision…