Before you can classify data you'll first need to collect it. If you want to collect data from the camera or microphone on your system you can use the Edge Impulse CLI, and if you want to collect data from different sensors (like accelerometers or proprietary control systems) you can do so in a few lines of code.
Collecting data from the camera or microphone
To collect data from the camera or microphone, follow the getting started guide for your development board.
Collecting data from other sensors
To collect data from other sensors you'll need to write some code where you instantiate a DataForwarder object, write data samples, and finally call finalize() which uploads the data to Edge Impulse. Here's an end-to-end example.
To classify data (whether this is from the camera, the microphone, or a custom sensor) you'll need a model file. This model file contains all signal processing code, classical ML algorithms and neural networks - and typically contains hardware optimizations to run as fast as possible. To grab a model file: