Adafruit Weekly Editorial Round-Up: All the Internet of Things – Episode 6, 3,000 Thanks, NeoPixel Infinity Mirror Coaster, & more!
ADAFRUIT WEEKLY EDITORIAL ROUND-UP
We’ve got so much happening here at Adafruit that it’s not always easy to keep up! Don’t fret, we’ve got you covered. Each week we’ll be posting a handy round-up of what we’ve been up to, ranging from learn guides to blog articles, videos, and more.
Adafruit and Digi-Key have teamed up to present All the Internet of Things – a six-episode series covering everything you could ever want to know about the Internet of Things.
We’ve gone over 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.
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