Initial State 101:

How to Create a Tesla Geofence

This tutorial will show you how to create a Tesla geofence to automatically send a SMS text from your Model 3/S/X when you get close to a location. This is particularly useful for daily tasks like picking up the kids from school or practice.

Build a Tesla Data Dashboard with Custom Trigger Alerts

If you own a Tesla, there is a good chance you fell in love with all of the advanced technology your vehicle puts at your fingertips. Geeking out about all of the things your car can do has become a favorite pastime of Tesla owners. This tutorial will show you how you can connect your Tesla to Initial State to create historical data dashboards and custom trigger alerts.

Getting Started with Initial State

Quickly get up and running with your Initial State account. Learn the basics of how to stream data into your account, how to build a dashboard, transform data, set a trigger notification, share data, and more.

How to Stream (Push) Data to a Dashboard API in Python

If you are building projects in Python, there is a good chance you will want to capture some sort of data on occasion. You might even want to build a dashboard out of that data. For example, a dashboard of performance data (e.g. CPU usage). Or, a dashboard full of sensor data (e.g. temperature). Maybe a dashboard displaying the status of critical processes. If it is data you can access in your Python code, you can easily build a real-time dashboard from that data.

How to Stream Your Google Sheets Data to a Real-Time Dashboard

Spreadsheets excel at (see what I did there …) manipulating data in all kinds of crazy ways. However, they tend to be a rather boring tool for displaying / sharing KPIs and other key summary data. This tutorial will show you a simple, inexpensive way to create a beautiful, sharable, real-time updating dashboard from your Google Sheets data.

Build a Simple Dashboard Web Server

Do you want to create a beautiful, customized dashboard full of all your important data for display on a big television, small LCD, your laptop, or to share with your colleagues/boss at work? Maybe you want to wrap custom images, animations, or buttons around your dashboard. One way to accomplish this is by creating a custom web page and hosting it from an inexpensive device like a Raspberry Pi.

Tuck Away a Specific Month/Week/Day View of Your Data

If you have a set of sensors or an application streaming data over a long period of time, there is a good chance you are, at some point, going to want to look at data from the past. For example, if you are streaming energy usage data, you might want to compare last February’s usage to this February. Luckily, there are a couple of cool features in your Initial State account that let you easily tuck away custom views of your data from specific time ranges.