1.11 - Using the Q-Server Library


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Today we will show you how to use the library feature on the Q-Server. The feature is great if you want to follow along on one of the projects we have already built. So if you don’t want to create the application and the firmware from scratch you can simply download these files via the library.

Navigating to the Library

So as we mentioned the library is a collection of apps, firmware, gateways and services all in one place that you can utilize for your next project. Once you’re at the home page of your Q-Server there’s a couple ways that you can navigate to the library.

You can either go to the library by hitting the “Go” button located in the bottom right under “Library” or you can also click on the “Library” tab on the left side.

Once you are on the library you should see several tabs that gives you collection of apps, firmware, gateways and services. If you don’t see this that means that you are not signed onto your quantum cloud account. To do that you have to go to your settings. The settings can be found in the top right corner by clicking on the gear sign.

Then go to “Cloud Settings” and sign in with your credentials.

Once you have done that go back to the library.


Now we will go through each of this tabs and explaine everything. First we will start with the “Services”.

Here you can see the list of services that we provide on the quantum network. We have “Infrared”, mail or network services and we also include third party services like twilio. Twilio allows you to send text messages through the quantum system to a specified phone number. If you want more information about the twilio system check out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmm6KBGwkbA.

Some of the services say “Installed” because they are downloaded and installed on the Q-Server. If you want to use them on your system just simply click on “Download” and it will be automatically installed.

Once you clicked on “Download” you should see a green pop up which confirms the installation. Then you can go to the “Service” tab on the left side and now you should see every installed service.

You can see the “Names” of the installed services, the “Status” and “Actions”. If you click on “Actions” you should get a pop-up window.

You start, stop, debug and also delete a service via the actions menu. If you hit now start at the twilio service you will get into a configuration menu.

If you don’t know how to configure your twilio service simply click on the question mark and you will be directed to our documentation where you will get an explanation on how to set up the twilio system in detail.


Next we will have a look at the gateways.

Here you can see the current list of gateways that we provide with the quantum network. These gateways allow the quantum system to communicate with other third-party iot platforms such as hue or tradfri. This list will be updated periodically when we come up with new gateways. Like the services if you want to use one of them simply click on “Download” of the wanted gateway. Once it say’s “Installed” move to the gateway tab on the left side.

You can see like in the services the “Name”, “Status” and “Actions” for each installed gateway. By clicking on the “Actions” tab you will get the same pop-up window as before. Then click start to start the configuration process for the gateway.


This is a collection of firmware files of most of the projects we have built in the past. If you don’t want to build a firmware by yourself you can just easy download these and implement them for your hardware project and upload it to your builder base.

For all these firmware files you can also get the related application.


For all of the firmware files you can finde the related application in the “Apps” tab of the Services.

This is especially nice if you want to build one of our complex projects you can easily donwload the app and firmware file instead of building it on your own.

If you want to use one of the them hit “Download”.

Once installed you can go to the “Apps” tab on the left side and you should see the application file you downloaded.

If you click now on the three dots and click edit you can see how complex the hole application is.

So if you want to speed up your building process of a project we already build you can easily just download the necessary files and you are good to go.

Also we provide some demo applications for our third-party services like twilio or samsung smartthings.

These apps are nice to have as a baseline for when you are trying to use these gateways and services and then you can expand on those and customize them to the needs of your project.

So this is how you basically can use the Quantum library system to utilize it for your own project and to help your build it. We hope this is useful for you and happy making!