Adafruit Graduation Gift Guide 2019: Internet of Things – IoT
Turn on your lights – from anywhere. Monitor your home security system – from anywhere Sense a theme? The Internet of Things, or IoT, is a groundbreaking way to add convenience and flexibility to your life by connecting commonly used objects to the Internet and then controlling them through a WiFi connected device.
The possibilities are endless, especially since the technology’s advancing almost every day, with Adafruit at the forefront of innovation. Check out our development boards like the Feather Huzzah or start with a kit for IoT beginners, like the Adafruit IO Starter Pack. If you need more power, upgrade to a Raspberry Pi to create more complex Internet of Things appliances. Once your devices are set up, and you’re hooked on IoT, check out adafruit.io – the easiest way to stream, log, and interact with your data.
PyPortal, our easy-to-use IoT device that allows you to create all the things for the “Internet of Things” in minutes. Make custom touch screen interface GUIs, all open-source, and Python-powered using tinyJSON / APIs to get news, stock, weather, cat photos, and more – all over Wi-Fi with the latest technologies. Create little pocket universes of joy that connect to something good. Rotate it 90 degrees, it’s a web-connected conference badge #badgelife.
The all-in-one Internet of Things service from Adafruit you know and love is now even better with IO+. The ‘plus’ stands for MORE STUFF! More feeds, dashboards, storage, speed. Power up your Adafruit IO with the $99 pass for 1 year of the IO+ subscription service, upgrade code sent via email!
Feather is the flagship development board from Adafruit, and like its namesake it is thin, light, and lets you fly! We designed Feather to be a new standard for portable microcontroller cores.
This is the Assembled Adafruit Feather HUZZAH ESP8266 with headers – our take on an ‘all-in-one’ ESP8266 WiFi development board with built in USB and battery charging and ready to go immediately! Its an ESP8266 WiFi module with all the extras you need, ready to rock!
Reach out beyond your desk – to the stars and beyond – with PyPortal! This ADABOX features a new, easy-to-use IoT device that allows you to customize and create your very own “Internet of Things” portal. We take CircuitPython to the max, pairing a SAMD51 chip with a 3.2″ color TFT touchscreen and secure Wi-Fi co-processor.
This LoRa Antenna Kit is meant for use with the LoPy LoRa, WiFi and BLE board or the SiPy Sigfox, WiFi and BLE board. But it’s good for any 900MHz radio, including our LoRa breakouts/Feathers or even the RFM69 900MHz radios we stock!
In collaboration with Microsoft, Adafruit’s releasing IoT Starter Kits with boards, sensors, and components that are ‘Azure Certified for IoT.’
Azure is Microsoft’s cloud solution for IoT projects that’s a comprehensive and flexible program from the Microsoft team that they’re extending into the open source hardware world. This starter kit includes a pre-soldered Adafruit Feather HUZZAH with ESP8266 WiFi and some sensors and components to get you started on your IoT journey.
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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.
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