Blynk Server is an Open-Source Netty based Java server, responsible for forwarding messages between Blynk mobile application and various microcontroller boards and SBCs (i.e. Arduino, Raspberry Pi. etc). There are several reasons why do you need to setup the local Blynk server:
- Better security – you are the only person who knows about this server and you can make it accessible only within your private network.
- Better stability – No need to rely on any third party cloud service and you have a full control.
- Lower latency – Basically, closer you are to the server, the faster it works.
- Absolute privacy – All data stored in the machine where the server is running and it’s not shared with anyone.
This video shows how to install Blynk server on Raspberry Pi and how to use it.
This is the list of items used in the video.
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