Welcome to another video of IoTFriday here at thethings.iO. Today we plan to give you a quick overview about Arduino.
What is Arduino
Arduino was born in Italy in 2005 by a group from the Interaction Design Institute Ivrea (IDII) who wanted a board for its design students to use to build interactive projects during their thesis at the institute.
Arduino Uno – R3
Arduino is open hardware and open source. The combination of both plus the simplicity of the product, created an entire ecosystem around Arduino with multiple shields, libraries and add-ons that everyone could build from their house or lab.
Arduino library at thethings.iO
At thethings.iO we published the Arduino library for thethings.iO and we made several examples about how to connect Arduino with thethings.iO using HTTP and MQTT. Some of these examples are built with Arduino Uno and Ethernet shield, WiFi shield (ESP8266, C3300 and Yun) and GPRS (Arduino GSM) in our github account.
Please send us any comments or feedback if you connect Arduino Uno or Arduino Yún at thethings.iO and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and be sure to check out our #IoTFriday blog!
Welcome to the new edition of IoTFriday at theThings.IO. Today we want to show you how tostarta project with the new platform made by Intel, the Intel Edison, in just 5 minutes.
A new DIY platform of Internet of Things is on the block! After being announced at the last CES 2013 with a lot of high expectations, Intel Edison has finally arrived! We are happy to say that the final result lived up to these expectations. With the Intel Edison, Intel is pushing their new processor, Intel Atom, to focus on the Internet of Things with a very small energy consumption.
Welcome to the newest edition of the IoTFriday segment at thethings.iO. Today, we are trying to answer some questions we have been receiving asking why one should open their devices on API.
Remember that the Internet of Things is a bottom-up technology wave, much like the Web was some years ago. Most of the innovation and new features are coming from makers, hackers and new startups. Opening your things’ APIs allows you to build new features on the top of your things. That means more functionalities for you, which in turn leads to a smarter device and finally brings you more revenue due to third party people.
What do you think? Feel free to send us your feedback and comments!
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Welcometo IoTFriday at thethings.iO. This weekend Oktoberfest will be taking place in Munich. For those of you who have never been, it’s a huge, gorgeous party with lots of food and beer. We get the opportunity to co-organize the 3rd edition of the Oktoberfest of Things hackathon. The main goal is to connect Oktoberfest beers to the Internet.
Today at the IoTFriday I’m going to talk about the Oktoberfest of Things and how to connect beers to the Internet.
Oktoberfest of Things whiteboard
At thethings.iO, we would love to see your projects working with our cloud platform. Feel free to send us your ideas and we will do what we can to help make them real!
Oktoberfest of Things IoTFriday
DISCLAIMER: Be careful and don’t mix alcohol with the Internet of Things.
Today, we want to share five steps that you should follow to rapid prototype your next thing connected to the Internet. Every time we start a project, we like to think about several things following the schema of the IoTFriday: the goal of the project, requirements, connectivity, data and interaction.
The following picture is the whiteboard in which Marc explains the five steps to follow before rapid prototyping any Internet of Thing.
5 steps to rapid prototype your next things
We hope this is helpful to you and we will see you at next week’s #IoTFriday. Don’t forget to use thethings.iO to rapid prototype and store data on our cloud in your next project!
Today we want to talk to you about how to connect things to the Internet.
Transcription of the video
Hello thethings.iO friends! This is a new edition of the #IoTFriday! Today i’m going to talk about how to connect things to the Internet with my new Koubachi, a sensor plant that help me to water my plants.
Internet of Things is today a trendy topic. Introduced at 1999 by Kevin Ashton englobes a bigger picture of how to connect anything to the Internet.
The tools that we have today enables anyone to connect cheap and easy to programme hardware inside everyday objects. This new connectivity allows designers, programmers and engineers build different uses for those objects for different industrial or consumer applications.
Below is the whiteboard in which Marc explained how to connect things to the Internet.
Whiteboard of how to connect things to the Internet #iotFriday
We hope you like it and see you at next week’s #IoTFriday. Be sure to use thethings.iO to connect anything to the Internet.