James Bulpin “was looking for a really simple solution to bounce messages via the cloud without all the complexity of a full IoT hub solution” and discovered Adafruit IO. He quickly built a mobile powerpoint slide controller. If you’re not counting his phone’s web browser displaying an Adafruit IO dashboard, it uses no extra electronics. Instead, he’s running a .NET MQTT client on the same computer to send events to Microsoft Powerpoint.
To send data to his computer, he built a drag-and-drop dashboard on Adafruit IO to interact with MQTT feeds.
I was looking for a really simple solution to bounce messages via the cloud without all the complexity of a full IoT hub solution. The dashboards and drag-and-drop UI construction is a bonus!
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