Sunday, July 12, 2015

My first tryst with IoT - Part I

With all the hype doing the rounds on IoT, I was certainly raring to get a hands-on experience with IoT. I must admit the experience was a great eye opener. Quite convinced that IoT is poised to be the greatest industry wide paradigm shifts radically changing our life & work.

This blog provides a quick look at using a 'Induino/Arduino' board along with hardware sensors and capturing the sensor data. The next blog shall extend this further with an additional GSM board allowing the data to be pushed on to a cloud hosted service.

1) The sensors on the sensor board include:

T – Temperature Sensor
L – Light Dependent Resistor (LDR)
R – Magnetically operated Reed Switch
H – Humidity Sensor
P – Power Switch based on Optocoupler
X – PIR(Passive Infrared Sensor)

2) Connecting  the Induino board to the sensor board