IoT platforms

Note to self.

2 key IoT platforms to keep track of!

Smartthings. Offers forum support to build projects and a web based IDE. Uses SmartThings “ThingModule” (Zigbee Radio, Antenna, Signal Amplifier, and the SmartThings firmware that is ready for direct integration into manufacturer devices). SmartThings Cloud using IP connectivity (either Wifi or Cellular but bypassing any local hub integration) via SmartThings APIs and OAUTH2. Focused on home automation and offer 3 kits (althought I cannot find them on the site)* covering

Home security (lights, doors, garage doors), Home watch (environment sensing – temperature, control, etc) and Family life – pets, access, monitoring…

* Edit: they were available to supporters through their kickstarter campaign along with the SmartHub – Seems very similar specs to waspmote.

Project of interest – by Danny Kleinman – danny@smartthings.com – IR remote hack w ThingShield Arduino.

Xively – part of LogMeIn (IoT cloud). Company info: LogMeIn is headquartered in Boston’s Innovation District with offices in Australia, Hungary, India, Ireland, the Netherlands, and the UK.

Released jumpstart kit with ARM (John Cornish is quoted) – NXP LPC1768, ARM Cortex-M3 based mbed. Available via Cool Components, Priced £57.77

Specs: 96MHz, 32KB RAM, 512KB FLASH

I/O: Ethernet, USB Host/Device, 2xSPI, 2xI2C, 3xUART, CAN, 6xPWM, 6xADC, GPIO

Peripherals: see mbed Application Board

Power: 5V USB or 4.5-9V supply

Will have to compare the full specs to all of these boards side by side.

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