The Internet of Things! The Internet of Things! THE INTERNET OF THINGS! OK now that I’ve got your attention, lets talk about this INTERNET OF THINGS (IoT). IoT is this idea that, hey – my toaster! my car! my dog’s collar! – all those things can be connected to the Internet and each other.
Adding connectivity can make projects and products a lot more useful and fun. And if you’re a developer, engineer, hacker or maker, this tutorial will delve deeper into the details of protocols and libraries!
In particular, we’ll be focusing on MQTT (MQ Telemetry Transport).
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.