The Industrial Internet has been described as the latest act in the broader Internet’s evolution. But while computing power, analytics, and distributed sensors are just beginning to unlock the power of industrial machine data, the broader consumer-focused Internet has been tapping the power of interconnected machines for some time.
To get a perspective on how quickly linked-machines are being adopted and creatively employed at the consumer level, we spoke with Tom Coates, a San Francisco-based product designer who is obsessed with the benefits of interconnected machines. So much so, he’s using sensors and networked services to give his house a voice, at least on Twitter.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.