Project Concept

This project will introduce how the AWS IoT button can be integrated with the ThingWorx platform.

Following the steps in this guide, you will create a data model with Services based on your AWS IoT button, and use Slack to integrate the two.

We will teach you how to use ThingWorx to create an application that executes code when an AWS IoT button is pressed.

Project Info

Type How To
Level Beginner
Est. Time 30 Minutes
Published October 17, 2018
Author Al Smith

You'll learn how to

    • Model the AWS IoT button using ThingWorx entities that respond to user interactions
    • Install both WiFi and AWS security credentials onto your button
    • Modify code in AWS Lambda to send Events to your ThingWorx Foundation server
    • Initiate a Webhook to Slack
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Things used in this project


This guide requires a connection to the ThingWorx Foundation.

It assumes that you are utilizing the 30-day hosted Foundation server or the 120-day downloaded trial.

In order to complete this exercise, you need the following:

Software components:
Previous knowledge:


  • Step 1: Configure ThingWorx
  • Step 2: Configure Button
  • Step 3: Configure AWS Lambda
  • Step 4: Create Webhook
  • Step 5: Next Steps