Pretty much everyone that knows me knows that I am huge into the Internet of Things (IoT). Everyday I build something new / different for IoT and my home automation system. Recently I have been getting more and more requests from people asking to see some of the sensors and other devices I use in my IoT projects. So, today I decided to take some pictures of many of the sensors in my collection (in their raw form). I finally got tired of sorting sensors and taking pictures. So, this list isn’t even close to the complete size of my collection. It is just a taste of some of the things I have.
Another year is upon us and the Internet of Things (IoT) has already begun to take center stage. Last month at CES 2015, companies gave a sneak peak at what we [as consumers] have to look forward to in the New Year.
Even though devices now have the ability to communicate with each other, they aren’t worth anything more to the consumer if they don’t solve a problem. Is it really important that my microwave can talk to my oven? Well, if what is in my microwave only takes three minutes to cook and the oven still has another fifteen minutes remaining, it might be worth it to have my oven notify my microwave when it also has only three minutes remaining.
But it seems like companies are more focused on connecting devices to the internet than they are with whether or not they should be connecting those devices and whether or not the consumers want and need it.
Here are last month’s articles:
- January 02, 2015: Insteon / FOSCAM IP Camera Face Recognition with Python and Raspberry Pi