Importing Elements

Additional embedded elements can be imported into Studio’s Element Toolbox that perform advanced functions beyond the basic needs for project development. These elements include third-party sensors and peripherals supported by Atmosphere that expand a project’s capabilities.

Click the Add Element button in the Embedded tab’s Element Toolbox to display the Element Library of importable elements.

The list of elements that can be imported are displayed in the table. The information about the element includes the manufacturer of the sensor, type of sensor, and any additional resources available about the sensor.

To add any number of importable elements to the Element Toolbox, enable them in the table and click Close to exit the window. The elements will then be available in Studio’s Embedded tab.

To remove an imported element from the Element Toolbox, disable it in the table and click Close to exit the window.

To view the complete list of importable sensor elements, visit Element Types.

Creating your own sensor elements

Atmosphere enables you to create and import your own elements to add support for third-party sensors not currently available in the platform.

Creating sensor elements is done using Atmosphere’s Embedded Element Library (EEL) Utility tool. The EEL Utility tool is a command line interface used for generating elements to be imported into Atmosphere. All of the information surrounding use of the tool is detailed on the Atmosphere GitHub.

Completed EEL files ready to be added into Atmosphere for use can be imported through the Import button in the Add Element window. Once a file is imported, it’s included in the list of available sensor elements that can be enabled in an Atmosphere project. Note that custom EEL files imported into Atmosphere are only available for the project they are added to.