So far we’ve been discussing a lot of different aspects of IoT. In our first episode, we looked at Transports, the physical and wireless mechanisms used to transfer data between things. In Protocols, we saw the communication standards which enable devices at each end of a transport to “speak the same language” and understand what is being communicated.
Our third video, Services, covered many of the applications and services that actually implement the technology we’ve been discussing. But for our forth video, we wanted to focus in on a robust Internet of Things service for makers and professional engineers alike: our very own Adafruit IO.
This video is a great way to get a handle on a service we’re extremely proud of, and one that for the vast number of people starting out with IoT, will do everything they need. We’ve built complete libraries with lots of examples and plenty of ready-to-go code. Connected devices can be monitored and controlled using configurable dashboards with dozens of widgets that allow for easy 2-way interaction with your devices — complete with buttons, gauges, maps, sliders.
To get an even more in-depth look at the services, concepts, and technologies outlined in this video, and for more for products and resources, check out: http://www.digikey.com/alltheiot
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.