Getting Started with the Internet of Things

Connecting Sensors and Microcontrollers to the Cloud

Author: Cuno Pfister

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449393578

Category: Computers

Page: 176

View: 9393

What is the Internet of Things? It's billions of embedded computers, sensors, and actuators all connected online. If you have basic programming skills, you can use these powerful little devices to create a variety of useful systems—such as a device that waters plants when the soil becomes dry. This hands-on guide shows you how to start building your own fun and fascinating projects. Learn to program embedded devices using the .NET Micro Framework and the Netduino Plus board. Then connect your devices to the Internet with Pachube, a cloud platform for sharing real-time sensor data. All you need is a Netduino Plus, a USB cable, a couple of sensors, an Ethernet connection to the Internet—and your imagination. Develop programs with simple outputs (actuators) and inputs (sensors) Learn about the Internet of Things and the Web of Things Build client programs that push sensor readings from a device to a web service Create server programs that allow you to control a device over the Web Get the .NET classes and methods needed to implement all of the book's examples
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Getting Started with the Internet of Things

Connecting Sensors and Microcontrollers to the Cloud

Author: Cuno Pfister

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449310117

Category: Computers

Page: 194

View: 9297

What is the Internet of Things? It's billions of embedded computers, sensors, and actuators all connected online. If you have basic programming skills, you can use these powerful little devices to create a variety of useful systems—such as a device that waters plants when the soil becomes dry. This hands-on guide shows you how to start building your own fun and fascinating projects. Learn to program embedded devices using the .NET Micro Framework and the Netduino Plus board. Then connect your devices to the Internet with Pachube, a cloud platform for sharing real-time sensor data. All you need is a Netduino Plus, a USB cable, a couple of sensors, an Ethernet connection to the Internet—and your imagination. Develop programs with simple outputs (actuators) and inputs (sensors) Learn about the Internet of Things and the Web of Things Build client programs that push sensor readings from a device to a web service Create server programs that allow you to control a device over the Web Get the .NET classes and methods needed to implement all of the book's examples
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Getting Started with the Internet of Things

Connecting Sensors and Microcontrollers to the Cloud

Author: Cuno Pfister

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1449310117

Category: Computers

Page: 194

View: 677

What is the Internet of Things? It's billions of embedded computers, sensors, and actuators all connected online. If you have basic programming skills, you can use these powerful little devices to create a variety of useful systems—such as a device that waters plants when the soil becomes dry. This hands-on guide shows you how to start building your own fun and fascinating projects. Learn to program embedded devices using the .NET Micro Framework and the Netduino Plus board. Then connect your devices to the Internet with Pachube, a cloud platform for sharing real-time sensor data. All you need is a Netduino Plus, a USB cable, a couple of sensors, an Ethernet connection to the Internet—and your imagination. Develop programs with simple outputs (actuators) and inputs (sensors) Learn about the Internet of Things and the Web of Things Build client programs that push sensor readings from a device to a web service Create server programs that allow you to control a device over the Web Get the .NET classes and methods needed to implement all of the book's examples
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Practical Internet of Things for Beginners

IoT Projects with Realsense, Azure, Arduino, and Intel Edison

Author: Pooja Baraskar

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 9781484228746

Category: Computers

Page: N.A

View: 7860

Learn the hardware and programming fundamentals needed to build your first Internet of Things project. If you’re getting started with the IoT, don’t limit yourself in the devices you can create. Practical Internet of Things for Beginners covers the basics of electronics and programming so you can work with any microcontroller, sensor, and cloud platform. If you’ve always wanted to learn how to build connected devices and make "smart things," this is the perfect place to start. This book will help readers connect the dots as they begin working with IoT technology and take their projects to the next level. Included are projects where reader will learn how to incorporate RealSense 3D gesture technology, Intel Edison boards, Azure, and more. This practical guide also includes sample projects to inspire the reader's creativity for their own IoT ideas. What You'll Learn Explore the basics of electronics and programming Find the best microcontroller for your project Use Arduino IDE, Intel XDK, Visual Studio, and Wyliodrin Create Web API applications on Azure Create smarter notifications using Twilio calls and SMS Make a gesture controlled robots with Intel RealSense technology Create a user interface and develop with REST APIs for the IoT Who This Book is For Tech enthusiasts and students looking to get started in IoT.
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Designing the Internet of Things

Author: Adrian McEwen,Hakim Cassimally

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118430654

Category: Computers

Page: 336

View: 3096

Take your idea from concept to production with this unique guide Whether it's called physical computing, ubiquitous computing, or the Internet of Things, it's a hot topic in technology: how to channel your inner Steve Jobs and successfully combine hardware, embedded software, web services, electronics, and cool design to create cutting-edge devices that are fun, interactive, and practical. If you'd like to create the next must-have product, this unique book is the perfect place to start. Both a creative and practical primer, it explores the platforms you can use to develop hardware or software, discusses design concepts that will make your products eye-catching and appealing, and shows you ways to scale up from a single prototype to mass production. Helps software engineers, web designers, product designers, and electronics engineers start designing products using the Internet-of-Things approach Explains how to combine sensors, servos, robotics, Arduino chips, and more with various networks or the Internet, to create interactive, cutting-edge devices Provides an overview of the necessary steps to take your idea from concept through production If you'd like to design for the future, Designing the Internet of Things is a great place to start.
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Programming the Photon: Getting Started with the Internet of Things

Author: Christopher Rush

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071847073

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 240

View: 3824

Explore the Internet of Things and build useful, functioning Photon projects Quickly learn to construct your own electronics devices and control them over the Internet with help from this DIY guide. Programming the Photon: Getting Started with the Internet of Things features clear explanations and step-by-step examples that use inexpensive, easy-to-find components. Discover how to connect to Wi-Fi networks, attach hardware to I/O ports, write custom programs, and work from the cloud. You will learn how to troubleshoot and tweak your Photon creations—even interface with social media sites! · Set up your Photon board and connect to the Particle cloud · Start constructing and programming custom IoT projects · Learn the syntax of both the C and Arduino languages · Incorporate switches, sensors, and other input devices · Control hardware through the Photon’s outputs · Control your creations through the Internet · Add functions with Particle shields and add-on boards · Link real-time data to your board via the IFTTT Web Service · Integrate with websites—Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, and more!
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Getting Started with the Photon

Making Things with the Affordable, Compact, Hackable WiFi Module

Author: Simon Monk

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1457186977

Category: Computers

Page: 204

View: 2026

The Photon is an open source, inexpensive, programmable, WiFi-enabled module for building connected projects and prototypes. Powered by an ARM Cortex-M3 microcontroller and a Broadcom WiFi chip, the Photon is just as happy plugged into a hobbyist's breadboard as it is into a product rolling off of an assembly line. While the Photon--and its accompanying cloud platform--is designed as a ready-to-go foundation for product developers and manufacturers, it's great for Maker projects, as you'll see in this book. You'll learn how to get started with the free development tools, deploy your sketches over WiFi, and build electronic projects that take advantage of the Photon's processing power, cloud platform, and input/output pins. What's more, the Photon is backward-compatible with its predecessor, the Spark Core.
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IOS Sensor Apps with Arduino

Wiring the IPhone and IPad Into the Internet of Things

Author: Alasdair Allan

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449308481

Category: Computers

Page: 107

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This book looks at how to integrate iOS devices into distributed sensors network, both to make use of its own on-board sensors in such networks, but also as a hub. Beyond the discussion of basic client-server architectures, and making use of the existing wireless capabilities, this book examines how to connect iOS devices to microcontroller platforms via serial connections.
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The Internet of Things: Do-It-Yourself at Home Projects for Arduino, Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone Black

Author: Donald Norris

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071835210

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 512

View: 1791

Build and program projects that tap into the Internet of Things (IoT) using Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and BeagleBone Black! This innovative guide gets you started right away working with the most popular processing platforms, wireless communication technologies, the Cloud, and a variety of sensors. You’ll learn how to take advantage of the utility and versatility of the IoT and connect devices and systems to the Internet using sensors. Each project features a list of the tools and components, how-to explanations with photos and illustrations, and complete programming code. All projects can be modified and expanded, so you can build on your skills. The Internet of Things: DIY Projects with Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and BeagleBone Black Covers the basics of Java, C#, Python, JavaScript, and other programming languages used in the projects Shows you how to use IBM’s Net Beans IDE and the Eclipse IDE Explains how to set up small-scale networks to connect the projects to the Internet Includes essential tips for setting up and using a MySQL database. The fun, DIY projects in the book include: Raspberry Pi home temperature measurements Raspberry Pi surveillance webcams Raspberry Pi home weather station Arduino garage door controller Arduino irrigation controller Arduino outdoor lighting controller Beaglebone message panel Beaglebone remote control SDR Machine-to-machine demonstration project
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ESP8266 Internet of Things Cookbook

Author: Marco Schwartz

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1787283550

Category: Computers

Page: 268

View: 1319

Exploring the low cost WiFi module About This Book Leverage the ESP8266's on-board processing and storage capability Get hand- on experience of working on the ESP8266 Arduino Core and its various libraries A practical and enticing recipe-based book that will teach you how to make your environment smart using the ESP8266 Who This Book Is For This book is targeted at IOT enthusiasts who are well versed with electronics concepts and have a very basic familiarity with the ESP8266. Some experience with programming will be an advantage. What You Will Learn Measure data from a digital temperature and humidity sensor using the ESP8266 Explore advanced ESP8266 functionalities Control devices from anywhere in the world using MicroPython Troubleshoot issues with cloud data monitoring Tweet data from the Arduino board Build a cloud-connected power-switch with the ESP8266 Create an ESP8266 robot controlled from the cloud In Detail The ESP8266 Wi-Fi Module is a self contained System on Chip (SOC) with an integrated TCP/IP protocol stack and can give any microcontroller access to your Wi-Fi network. It is capable of either hosting an application or offloading all Wi-Fi networking functions from another application processor. This book contains practical recipes that will help you master all ESP8266 functionalities. You will start by configuring and customizing the chip in line with your requirements. Then you will focus on core topics such as on-board processing, sensors, GPIOs, programming, networking, integration with external components, and so on. We will also teach you how to leverage Arduino using the ESP8266 and you'll learn about its libraries, file system, OTA updates, and so on. The book also provide recipes on web servers, testing, connecting with the cloud, and troubleshooting techniques. Programming aspects include MicroPython and how to leverage it to get started with the ESP8266. Towards the end, we will use these concepts and create an interesting project (IOT). By the end of the book, readers will be proficient enough to use the ESP8266 board efficiently. Style and approach This recipe-based book will teach you to build projects using the ESP8266.
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Getting Started with Sensors

Measure the World with Electronics, Arduino, and Raspberry Pi

Author: Kimmo Karvinen,Tero Karvinen

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1449367046

Category: Computers

Page: 140

View: 3041

To build electronic projects that can sense the physical world, you need to build circuits based around sensors: electronic components that react to physical phenomena by sending an electrical signal. Even with only basic electronic components, you can build useful and educational sensor projects. But if you incorporate Arduino or Raspberry Pi into your project, you can build much more sophisticated projects that can react in interesting ways and even connect to the Internet. This book starts by teaching you the basic electronic circuits to read and react to a sensor. It then goes on to show how to use Arduino to develop sensor systems, and wraps up by teaching you how to build sensor projects with the Linux-powered Raspberry Pi.
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Building Arduino Projects for the Internet of Things

Experiments with Real-World Applications

Author: Adeel Javed

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484219406

Category: Computers

Page: 285

View: 5408

Gain a strong foundation of Arduino-based device development, from which you can go in any direction according to your specific development needs and desires. You'll build Arduino-powered devices for everyday use, and then connect those devices to the Internet. You'll be introduced to the building blocks of IoT, and then deploy those principles to by building a variety of useful projects. Projects in the books gradually introduce the reader to key topics such as internet connectivity with Arduino, common IoT protocols, custom web visualization, and Android apps that receive sensor data on-demand and in realtime. IoT device enthusiasts of all ages will want this book by their side when developing Android-based devices. If you're one of the many who have decided to build your own Arduino-powered devices for IoT applications, then Building Arduino Projects for the Internet of Things is exactly what you need. This book is your single resource--a guidebook for the eager-to-learn Arduino enthusiast--that teaches logically, methodically, and practically how the Arduino works and what you can build with it. Written by a software developer and solution architect who got tired of hunting and gathering various lessons for Arduino development as he taught himself all about the topic. For Arduino enthusiasts, this book not only opens up the world of IoT applications, you will also learn many techniques that likely would not be obvious if not for experience with such a diverse group of applications What You'll Learn Create an Arduino circuit that senses temperature Publish data collected from an Arduino to a server and to an MQTT broker Set up channels in Xively Using Node-RED to define complex flows Publish data visualization in a web app Report motion-sensor data through a mobile app Create a remote control for house lights Set up an app in IBM Bluematrix Who This Book Is For IoT device enthusiasts of all ages will want this book by their side when developing Android-based devices.
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MicroPython for the Internet of Things

A Beginner’s Guide to Programming with Python on Microcontrollers

Author: Charles Bell

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484231236

Category: Computers

Page: 445

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Quickly learn to program for microcontrollers and IoT devices without a lot of study and expense. MicroPython and controllers that support it eliminate the need for programming in a C-like language, making the creation of IoT applications and devices easier and more accessible than ever. MicroPython for the Internet of Things is ideal for readers new to electronics and the world of IoT. Specific examples are provided covering a range of supported devices, sensors, and MicroPython boards such as Pycom’s WiPy modules and MicroPython’s pyboard. Never has programming for microcontrollers been easier. The book takes a practical and hands-on approach without a lot of detours into the depths of theory. The book: Shows a faster and easier way to program microcontrollers and IoT devices Teaches MicroPython, a variant of one of the most widely used scripting languages Is friendly and accessible to those new to electronics, with fun example projects What You'll Learn Program in MicroPython Understand sensors and basic electronics Develop your own IoT projects Build applications for popular boards such as WiPy and pyboard Load MicroPython on the ESP8266 and similar boards Interface with hardware breakout boards Connect hardware to software through MicroPython Explore the easy-to-use Adafruit IO connecting your microcontroller to the cloud Who This Book Is For Anyone interested in building IoT solutions without the heavy burden of programming in C++ or C. The book also appeals to those wanting an easier way to work with hardware than is provided by the Arduino and the Raspberry Pi platforms.
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Internet of Things with ESP8266

Author: Marco Schwartz

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1786466678

Category: Computers

Page: 226

View: 9440

Build amazing Internet of Things projects using the ESP8266 Wi-Fi chip About This Book Get to know the powerful and low cost ESP8266 and build interesting projects in the field of Internet of Things Configure your ESP8266 to the cloud and explore the networkable modules that will be utilized in the IoT projects This step-by-step guide teaches you the basics of IoT with ESP8266 and makes your life easier Who This Book Is For This book is for those who want to build powerful and inexpensive IoT projects using the ESP8266 WiFi chip, including those who are new to IoT, or those who already have experience with other platforms such as Arduino. What You Will Learn Control various devices from the cloud Interact with web services, such as Twitter or Facebook Make two ESP8266 boards communicate with each other via the cloud Send notifications to users of the ESP8266, via email, text message, or push notifications Build a physical device that indicates the current price of Bitcoin Build a simple home automation system that can be controlled from the cloud Create your own cloud platform to control ESP8266 devices In Detail The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of objects such as physical things embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and connectivity, enabling data exchange. ESP8266 is a low cost WiFi microcontroller chip that has the ability to empower IoT and helps the exchange of information among various connected objects. ESP8266 consists of networkable microcontroller modules, and with this low cost chip, IoT is booming. This book will help deepen your knowledge of the ESP8266 WiFi chip platform and get you building exciting projects. Kick-starting with an introduction to the ESP8266 chip, we will demonstrate how to build a simple LED using the ESP8266. You will then learn how to read, send, and monitor data from the cloud. Next, you'll see how to control your devices remotely from anywhere in the world. Furthermore, you'll get to know how to use the ESP8266 to interact with web services such as Twitter and Facebook. In order to make several ESP8266s interact and exchange data without the need for human intervention, you will be introduced to the concept of machine-to-machine communication. The latter part of the book focuses more on projects, including a door lock controlled from the cloud, building a physical Bitcoin ticker, and doing wireless gardening. You'll learn how to build a cloud-based ESP8266 home automation system and a cloud-controlled ESP8266 robot. Finally, you'll discover how to build your own cloud platform to control ESP8266 devices. With this book, you will be able to create and program Internet of Things projects using the ESP8266 WiFi chip. Style and approach This is a step-by-step guide that provides great IOT projects with ESP8266. All the key concepts are explained details with the help of examples and demonstrations of the projects.
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Building Internet of Things with the Arduino

Author: Charalampos Doukas

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781470023430

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 340

View: 3113

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a global network that links physical objects using Cloud computing, web applications, and network communications. It allows devices to communicate with each other, access information on the Internet, store and retrieve data, and interact with users, creating smart, pervasive and always-connected environments. Despite the Internet of Things being a relatively new concept, there are already a few open platforms available that enable remote and seamless management and visualization of sensor data: Cosm, Nimbits, and ThingSpeak are just a few examples. And Arduino works with all of them. The Arduino is an incredibly flexible micro-controller and development environment that cannot only be used to control devices, but can also be used to read data from all kinds of sensors. Its simplicity and extensibility, in addition to its great success and adoption by users, has led to the development of a variety of hardware extensions and software libraries that enable wired and wireless communication with the Internet. Arduino is the ideal open hardware platform for experimenting with the world of the Internet of Things. Make your Arduino talk to the world! This book will provide you with all the information you need to design and create your own Internet of Things (IoT) applications using the Arduino platform. More specifically, you will learn: About the Internet of Things and Cloud Computing concepts About open platforms that allow you to store your sensor data on the Cloud (like Cosm, Nimbits and many more) The basic usage of Arduino environment for creating your own embedded projects at low cost How to connect your Arduino with your Android phone and send data over the Internet How to connect your Arduino directly to the Internet and talk to the Cloud How to reprogram your Arduino microcontroller remotely through the Cloud Detailed Table of Contents can be found at: http://www.buildinginternetofthings.com Updated version (v1.1): Contains corrections, improvements and updates about IoT Platforms!
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Internet of Things with Python

Author: Gaston C. Hillar

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785885316

Category: Computers

Page: 388

View: 6945

Interact with the world and rapidly prototype IoT applications using Python About This Book Rapidly prototype even complex IoT applications with Python and put them to practical use Enhance your IoT skills with the most up-to-date applicability in the field of wearable tech, smart environments, and home automation Interact with hardware, sensors, and actuators and control your DIY IoT projects through Python Who This Book Is For The book is ideal for Python developers who want to explore the tools in the Python ecosystem in order to build their own IoT applications and work on IoT-related projects. It is also a very useful resource for developers with experience in other programming languages that want to easily prototype IoT applications with the Intel Galileo Gen 2 board. What You Will Learn Prototype and develop IoT solutions from scratch with Python as the programming language Develop IoT projects with Intel Galileo Gen 2 board along with Python Work with the different components included in the boards using Python and the MRAA library Interact with sensors, actuators, and shields Work with UART and local storage Interact with any electronic device that supports the I2C bus Allow mobile devices to interact with the board Work with real-time IoT and cloud services Understand Big Data and IoT analytics In Detail Internet of Things (IoT) is revolutionizing the way devices/things interact with each other. And when you have IoT with Python on your side, you'll be able to build interactive objects and design them. This book lets you stay at the forefront of cutting-edge research on IoT. We'll open up the possibilities using tools that enable you to interact with the world, such as Intel Galileo Gen 2, sensors, and other hardware. You will learn how to read, write, and convert digital values to generate analog output by programming Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) in Python. You will get familiar with the complex communication system included in the board, so you can interact with any shield, actuator, or sensor. Later on, you will not only see how to work with data received from the sensors, but also perform actions by sending them to a specific shield. You'll be able to connect your IoT device to the entire world, by integrating WiFi, Bluetooth, and Internet settings. With everything ready, you will see how to work in real time on your IoT device using the MQTT protocol in python. By the end of the book, you will be able to develop IoT prototypes with Python, libraries, and tools. Style and approach This book takes a tutorial-like approach with mission critical chapters. The initial chapters are introductions that set the premise for useful examples covered in later chapters.
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Getting Started with Arduino

The Open Source Electronics Prototyping Platform

Author: Massimo Banzi,Michael Shiloh

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1449363296

Category: Computers

Page: 262

View: 1503

Arduino is the open source electronics prototyping platform that has taken the Maker Movement by storm. This thorough introduction, updated for the latest Arduino release, helps you start prototyping right away. From obtaining the required components to putting the final touches on your project, all the information you need is here! Getting started with Arduino is a snap. To use the introductory examples in this guide, all you need is an Arduino Uno or Leonardo, along with a USB cable and an LED. The easy-to-use, free Arduino development environment runs on Mac, Windows, and Linux. In Getting Started with Arduino, you'll learn about: Interaction design and physical computing The Arduino board and its software environment Basics of electricity and electronics Prototyping on a solderless breadboard Drawing a schematic diagram Talking to a computer--and the cloud--from Arduino Building a custom plant-watering system
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Node.js for Embedded Systems

Using Web Technologies to Build Connected Devices

Author: Patrick Mulder,Kelsey Breseman

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491928964

Category: COMPUTERS

Page: 266

View: 4280

How can we build bridges from the digital world of the Internet to the analog world that surrounds us? By bringing accessibility to embedded components such as sensors and microcontrollers, JavaScript and Node.js might shape the world of physical computing as they did for web browsers. This practical guide shows hardware and software engineers, makers, and web developers how to talk in JavaScript with a variety of hardware platforms. Authors Patrick Mulder and Kelsey Breseman also delve into the basics of microcontrollers, single-board computers, and other hardware components. Use JavaScript to program microcontrollers with Arduino and Espruino Prototype IoT devices with the Tessel 2 development platform Learn about electronic input and output components, including sensors Connect microcontrollers to the Internet with the Particle Photon toolchain Run Node.js on single-board computers such as Raspberry Pi and Intel Edison Talk to embedded devices with Node.js libraries such as Johnny-Five, and remotely control the devices with Bluetooth Use MQTT as a message broker to connect devices across networks Explore ways to use robots as building blocks for shared experiences
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Learning Internet of Things

Author: Peter Waher

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1783553545

Category: Computers

Page: 242

View: 5987

If you're a developer or electronics engineer who is curious about Internet of Things, then this is the book for you. With only a rudimentary understanding of electronics, Raspberry Pi, or similar credit-card sized computers, and some programming experience using managed code such as C# or Java, you will be taught to develop state-of-the-art solutions for Internet of Things in an instant.
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Getting Started with Netduino

Author: Chris Walker

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449302459

Category: Computers

Page: 84

View: 5952

Presents step-by-step instructions for simple projects with Netduino and the .NET Micro Framework.
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