As a student, Adafruit IO is great. The documentation is well written and the libraries are easy to use.
It's a excellent way to visualize data.
The only issue that I've had is that dashboards sometimes don't show the most up to date info, so a refresh of the web page is needed. This only seems to happen when the page is left open for a couple of hours or the computer or phone falls asleep.
At the moment, I'm working on a project called RepeaterPi that monitors the the voltage of power supplies and the temperature of the surroundings of two ham radio repeaters located in Georgetown and Taylor, TX
The dashboard is here