IOT devices

Hello. Please suggest some thoughts on the below: i am new to the IOT programming. just started learning with Intel Galileo Gen 2 board and Grove starter plus kit. I have a question in mind.. How can we package all the pieces and make as a product.. mean.. lets say when i do the temperature control that uses temperature sensor and display value in RGB screen, how do i make it as a packaged product so that i can make it portable instead of having the chips, wires etc..  i have basic idea that we can use 9v battery and run on it, but my question is, are there any ways that we can wrap all the things into a component box or something? any simple ways..??

Topic by jdk-hyd 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


IoT Builders Deadline

Hello, I have a question regarding the deadline of the IoT Builders Contest. It says in the rules that the deadline is 11:59 p.m. PT on January 02, 2017 /7:59am GMT on January 02, 2017. However the dates aren't the same since 11:59 p.m. PT on January 02 is 7:59am GMT on January 03, 2017 right? Wich one is the right date?! Regards!

Topic by duartejm 2 years ago


IoT server / gateway

Hello Instructables, Like a lot of people lately I'm experimenting with IoT and Home Automation. There are a lot of interesting projects going on, also a lot here at Instructables. But a thing that i run against is the fact of IoT Gateway/server software. On Google I found differed IoT gateways/servers that I wanted to share with you guys. If you have to contribute to my list, please do. All software's have there pros and cons, so more project the better.  - Thingspeak. This is a in the cloud site to witch you can send your sensor data and switch things - Exosite. Pretty similar to Thingspeak - IFTTT. This also a cloud site, with witch you can have your sensor data communicate with other services on the web like google, facebook, twitter - Openhab. Is a open home automation software that runs on the Raspberry Pi, it also has a android app. Unfortunately not that easy to configure. - EasyIoT. Is a pretty new server application, that looks great on the web and phone browser. Still new and in development.  Like I said all projects are have there pros and there cons. If somebody has to contribute to this list, please do. 

Topic by mfaber1 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Intel® IoT Invitational

**UPDATES!!** 12/18/15  Thank you so much TO ALL OF YOU for your patience during this process, it means the world to us that everyone has participated in this Invitational. Everyone has worked so hard on their IoT projects, and we have enjoyed all the stories about bringing these creations to fruition. <3 After a long wait, we are finally sharing the finalists with the Instructables Community. Hoping to announce winners Monday or Tuesday! 12/1/15 Hey guys, Just wanted to update everyone as to what is going on with finalist selection and announcing winners. You guys have been so patient in this process, and we are so proud of every project the Instructables.com community has shared using their Intel IoT Edison development kit. The Intel Team is still reviewing projects and code, and will hopefully have their ultimate finalist selection done soon. It has been so hard choosing projects to be considered for the awards as they are all so wonderful! Again, thanks for your patience, and feel free to reach out to intel@instructables.com if you have additional questions. -Audrey 8/17/15 Hey guys! I am so excited to finally set launch dates for the Intel IoT Contest!!! We have a few more packages waiting to be received by Instructables Authors, but then we are good to go. To have your project considered for some of the AMAZING PRIZES just publish your Instructable that includes an Intel Edison between 8/31 and 10/26 and add it to the Intel IoT Invitational Contest Page. With all of our logistics and shipping pretty much wrapped, we are finally getting to review all the project ideas from people who already have Edisons and Galileos submit - you will soon get an email from myself, or Penolopy Bulnick (who is coming back to Instructables to help with future giveaways like this!), approving your idea. I have to say, I am so proud to be apart of such a wonderful community that has been understanding of our delays, and collaborative in helping one another troubleshoot their projects. I can't wait to see what everyone is going to make :) Beaming! -Audrey _________ Here at Instructables, we’re so excited to have a continued partnership with the Intel® IoT Developer Program to celebrate the bright ideas that the Instructables.com community has come up with for the Intel® Edison platform. We’ve been sharing some of the best IoT stories on our site, and are astounded by the growth and creativity blossoming from the Intel Edison Ecosystem. To further encourage great IoT projects being shared to Instructables, we are offering even more Intel® Edison Boards and Intel® IoT Developer Kits to you! We believe in your awesome creative potential, and your devotion to share what you make and learn with other makers and tinkerers. Furthermore, we are so excited to announce the Intel® IoT Invitational!  Intel IoT Projects published from June 8 - August 7, 2015 will be considered to win a Canon 7D mk ii, a Sony Action Cam, an Oscillisoscope, a Sparkfun Giftcard, a Shapeways Giftcard, and More!! WE ARE SEEDING THE INSTRUCTABLES COMMUNITY 300 INTEL® EDISON BOARDS and SPECIALTY INTEL® IoT DEVELOPMENT KITS.  We want to hear what you want to make with the Intel Edison Board. If we like your idea, we will send you a kit! Keep in mind, the kits we are creating during this Invitational differ from the commercially available Grove Starter Kits. It will likely take additional components and ingenuity to make great IoT projects for the Intel IoT Invitational. These are the kits and bundles we are making: Home Automation Kit This kit is designed with home automation and safety in mind. There are 9 sensors in the kit that can detect things like moisture, temperature, flames and gases. There’s also a speaker to sound alerts and a relay to turn something on or off. This kit could easily be extended with additional sensors for the ultimate home automation or safety sensor array. Included in this kit: Grove Air quality sensor Grove Encoder Grove Flame Sensor Grove Gas Sensor(MQ2) Grove Infrared Temperature Sensor Grove Moisture Sensor Grove SPDT Relay(30A) Grove Speaker   Environmental & Agriculture This kit is designed with agriculture in mind.  The 7 sensors in this kit can help you determine light, UV and dust in the environment and based on that information one could rinse a plant off with the water pump and/or water the plant and not waste any water because a flow sensor is included. There is an LED bar for visual output and a dry reed relay to turn things on and off. Included in this Kit: 6V Mini Water Pump G14 Water Flow Sensor Grove Digital Light Sensor Grove Dry-Reed Relay Grove Dust Sensor Grove Gas Sensor(MQ5) Grove LED Bar Grove Moisture Sensor Grove UV Sensor Grove Water Sensor Transportation and Safety This kit is designed with vehicle safety in mind. These 6 sensors can help you keep from getting lost, tell you if you have pulled forward far enough in the garage and even keep your garage from accidentally closing on you. In addition there is an alcohol sensor to determine if you have had too much fun. Included in this Kit: Grove Alcohol Sensor Grove GPS Grove I2C Touch Sensor Grove Infrared Reflective Sensor Grove IR Distance Interrupter Grove PIR Motion Sensor Robotics Create the next robot overlord or at the very least a cool vehicle. This kit has 2 motor drivers and 4 planet geared motors—you supply a chassis.  There are also a few items to determine distance and track a line.  This kit will likely require the most additional items from the maker, but it also provides some useful pieces to get started exploring robotics. Have other ideas—maybe a quad-copter we are eager to see what you create! Included in this Kit: Grove 3-Axis Digital Compass Grove Hall Sensor Grove I2C Motor Driver Grove IR Distance Interrupter Grove Line Finder Grove MOSFET Grove Nunchuck Grove Single Axis Analog Gyro Grove Thumb Joystick Grove Voltage Divider Planet Geared Motor F280 By no means are you limited to just using the parts in these kits, they are just meant to help you get started. Add more sensors, components, and hardware to make the IoT machines of your dreams! This product offering is limited to 300 people who state their case as to why we should send them a board and development kit. USE THIS FORM TO APPLY TO THIS PRODUCT OFFERING This application will close May 25, 2015. ____ Already have an Intel® Edison board from our last promotion? Recently participated in an Intel® IoT Roadshow? Or did you buy your own Intel® Edison kit? You can participate without receiving a board from us, sign up here!   This application will close July 20, 2015. This application will guarantee you a spot in the Intel IoT Invitational. ____ Ready to get started with the Intel® IoT Invitational? Be sure to check out the Intel® XDK IoT Edition as a resource. This will help you create, test and deliver awesome IoT solutions.

Topic by audreyobscura 4 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Wia - Cloud infrastructure for IoT

Hi All, This is my first post here. I would like to introduce you to my startup Wia (http://www.wia.io). We provide cloud infrastructure for Internet of Things devices.  We would love for you to signup and to start building applications around our platform. If you have any questions, ask away! Cheers, Conall

Topic by conalllaverty 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


IOT Pollution monitoring HELP!?

Im torn between the two- Should I used Pi or Arduino for outdoor pollution monitoring? I have roughly a budget of $120 USD per node.  Can I use both of them together? - If pi. What do you do about battery conservation? Pushing data to a webpage recomendations? Uploading data? What sensors should I use? Ive seen someone trying to sell a single CO2 sensor for $50 USD?!? CO2, NO, CO, NO2 sensor suggestions? Ive been looking at grove Some will be battery powered. others by the mains. im going to try 3D print a case for weatherproofing.

Topic by LukeM5 2 years ago


has the IOT invitational application entry period ended yet?

I just entered the IOT invitational application essay for applying to get a kit and I was wondering if it made it thru to be checked

Question by jOker58 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Announcing Finalists for the IOT Builders Contest.

Does anyone know when the finalists for the Current IOT Builders Contest are going to be announced. The contest ended on January Second 2017, and today is the fifteenth. This contest seems to be taking an especially long time to judge. Hey "Danger is my middle name" , if you're out there, could you let me know an estimate for when the Finalists will be released? Thank  you so much!!

Topic by willydegroot 2 years ago


Data updating on thingspeak (cloude) only once

 I am trying to update Thingspeak using Edison. It updates thingspeak but only at once. If I have to update again I have to run the code again. #include #include // ThingSpeak Settings char thingSpeakAddress[] = "api.thingspeak.com";  //TS String writeAPIKey = "**************";    //TS const int updateThingSpeakInterval = 20 * 1000;      // Time interval in milliseconds to update ThingSpeak (number of seconds * 1000 = interval) char ssid[] = "*********";     //  your network SSID (name) char pass[] = "*********";  // your network password int status = WL_IDLE_STATUS;     // the Wifi radio's status // initialize the library instance: WiFiClient client; String stringVal = ""; // Variable Setup long lastConnectionTime = 0; boolean lastConnected = false; int failedCounter = 0; int a; float tempC; int B=3975; float resistance; void setup() {   //Initialize serial and wait for port to open:   Serial.begin(115200);    while (!Serial) {     } //  check for the presence of the shield: // if (WiFi.status() == WL_NO_SHIELD) {   //   Serial.println("WiFi shield not present");     // don't continue:     //while(true); //} // attempt to connect to Wifi network:   while ( status != WL_CONNECTED) {     Serial.print("Attempting to connect to WPA SSID: ");     Serial.println(ssid);     // Connect to WPA/WPA2 network:       status = WiFi.begin(ssid, pass);     // wait 10 seconds for connection:     delay(10000);      }     // you're connected now, so print out the data:   Serial.println("You're connected to the network");   // printCurrentNet();   // printWifiData(); }   void loop() { a = analogRead(0); resistance=(float)(1023-a)*10000/a; tempC=1/(log(resistance/10000)/B+1/298.15)-273.15; // converts temp  to string      stringVal += String(int(tempC))+ "."+String(getDecimal(tempC)); //char buf[16]; //String strTemp = floatToString(16 , cel , 5); //Serial.println(strTemp); // Print Update Response to Serial Monitor   while (client.available())   {     char c = client.read();     Serial.print(c);   }   // Disconnect from ThingSpeak   if (!client.connected() && lastConnected )   {     Serial.println("...disconnected");     Serial.println();        client.stop();     }   // Update ThingSpeak   if(client.connected() && (millis() - lastConnectionTime > updateThingSpeakInterval))   {     updateThingSpeak("field1="+stringVal);      Serial.print( stringVal);          Serial.println("C");      delay(1000);      Serial.println();         }   lastConnected = client.connected(); } //function to extract decimal part of float long getDecimal(float val) { int intPart = int(val); long decPart = 100*(val-intPart); //I am multiplying by 100 assuming that the foat values will have a maximum of 3 decimal places                                    //Change to match the number of decimal places you need if(decPart>0)return(decPart);           //return the decimal part of float number if it is available else if(decPart<0)return((-1)*decPart); //if negative, multiply by -1 else if(decPart=0)return(00);           //return 0 if decimal part of float number is not available } void updateThingSpeak(String  stringVal) {   if (client.connect(thingSpeakAddress, 80))   {            client.print("POST /update HTTP/1.1\n");     client.print("Host: api.thingspeak.com\n");     client.print("Connection: close\n");     client.print("X-THINGSPEAKAPIKEY: "+writeAPIKey+"\n");     client.print("Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded\n");     client.print("Content-Length: ");     client.print( stringVal.length());     client.print("\n\n");     client.print( stringVal);        lastConnectionTime = millis();        if (client.connected())     {       Serial.println("Connecting to ThingSpeak...");       Serial.println();            failedCounter = 0;     }     else     {       failedCounter++;       Serial.println("Connection to ThingSpeak failed ("+String(failedCounter, DEC)+")");        Serial.println();     }      }   else   {     failedCounter++;        Serial.println("Connection to ThingSpeak Failed ("+String(failedCounter, DEC)+")");      Serial.println();        lastConnectionTime = millis();   } } after running this code I get this(image attached)

Question by ANINDYAB5 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Connect ESP8285 Development Board IOT to temperature, pH and DO probes

Instructable had this great article on how to connect several sensors from Atlas Scientific to the Arduino MEGA 2560 board. See here:How-to-Make-a-Data-Logger-for-the-Temperature-PH-a/Unfortunately the 2560 does not have Wifi.I was wondering whether there is a similar write-up on connecting the same Atlas Scientific temp-, DO- and pH probes to the new ESP8285 IOT board, which does have Wifi. See here for detail:ESP8285 IOT BoardIt would be a great day if I can get some instructions and help on how-to as this is my first project of this nature. :)

Question by achaninau 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


sensors microcontrollers

Hiya guys is there anyone that can guide me to finding an instructable that deals with interaction in remote places using a micro-controller. For instance people in 2 different locations in the world, want to engage or enhance social bond or interaction by using a motion or proximity sensor and internet of things for instance triggering a sound or an led light that can be sensed in a remote location. So one location motion is detected and the other location this detection can also be seen, if that makes sense? For instance similar to this kind of project  http://goodnightlamp.com/ Could this be done? Thanks

Topic by Snowcoat 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


How to call an api with nodemcu from this wesite:http: (//davidayala.eu/current-time/)?

Http://davidayala.eu/current-time/ The website above offers free Timezone APIs. I have been trying to request the API with my esp8266 NodeMCU, but still, i get no response. Can anyone please demonstrate to me with a code sample how it's supposed to be done? I will be posting my code soon. The following is my code (In arduino IDE) for my NodeMCU #include String result; char host[]="script.google.com"; WiFiClient client; void setup() { // put your setup code here, to run once: Serial.begin(9600); WiFi.begin("Faiz", "hautepackard"); while(WiFi.status() != WL_CONNECTED){ Serial.print("."); delay(500); } Serial.println("Connected!"); Serial.println(WiFi.localIP()); } void loop() { Time(); delay(3000); } String url = "/macros/s/AKfycbyd5AcbAnWi2Yn0xhFRbyzS4qMq1VucMVgVvhul5XqS9HkAyJY/exec"; void Time(){ if (client.connect(host, 443)) { //starts client connection, checks for connection client.print(String("GET ") + url + " HTTP/1.1\r\n" + "Host: " + host + "\r\n" + "Connection: close\r\n\r\n"); Serial.println("Server is accessible"); } else { Serial.println("connection failed"); //error message if no client connect Serial.println(); } result = ""; while (client.available()) { //connected or data available char c = client.read(); //gets byte from ethernet buffer result = result+c; } Serial.println(result); client.stop(); //stop client Serial.println("end of function"); } And this is what i get in the Serial monitor: ........Connected! Server is accessible end of function Am i going wrong anywhere in the code? Please help this burning question.

Question by Techovator0819 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Spark.io NOV Build Night @ Cairo Hackerspace : Introduction to The Internet of Things (IoT)

Introduction to The Internet of Things (IoT) Cairo Hackerspace always used to introduce the latest cutting-edge technology to Egypt and sharing this knowledge with everyone since 2009. Arduino/open-hardware workshops since 2010 , the first open source 3d printer , the first 3d printing services and workshops , Virtual Reality workshops and different workshops in other areas of life. THIS month we are introducing for the first time in Egypt a new promising trend in technology that involves everyTHING around us , everyONE and every AREA in our life from agriculture, manufacturing, arts, business, technology, education to health and environment . It is called “ The Internet of Things ! ” In this Practical course you will learn : -What Is Internet of Things? -What can the Internet of Things Do for Us? -IoT around us -Issues Around IoT -IoT enabling technologies and Architecture -IoT opportunities in Egypt for startups and entrepreneurs -Getting started with IoT using Spark Core Cairo Hackerspace IoT competition : 1st place : Spark Maker Kit *worth 99$ 2nd place: Spark Core *worth 39$ 3rd place: Surprise! *worthless!! *Gifts are supplied by Spark.io and Instructables About Spark Core: https://www.spark.io/ Registration: http://goo.gl/forms/OjfVDjGGan Prerequisites: Laptop. Registration policy: We are applying first-come-first serve basis , therefore early registration is encouraged. The course maximum attendees is 10 persons. The Course will be REPEATED for TWO WEEKS to give everyone a chance to attend , our registrar will respond to you within one week to confirm your final date. Time: 2 days course: -Early reg.: 20/11/2014 from 5:00 pm till 8:00 pm , 21/11/2014 from 2:00 pm till 6:00 pm. -1st repeat : 27/11/2014 from 5:00 pm till 8:00 pm , 28/11/2014 from 2:00 pm till 6:00 pm. -2nd repeat: 4/12/2014 from 5:00 pm till 8:00 pm , 5/12/2014 from 2:00 pm till 6:00 pm. Place: Cairo Hackerspace ,Townhouse building, 2nd floor Address : 10 Nabrawy Street, off Champollion Street, Downtown Cairo, Egypt Contact: Email: cairohackerspace@gmail.com

Topic by ToutHackAmon 4 years ago


Wanted: Someone to setup HomeAssistant for my house

I bought a bunch of Sonoff basics and a Raspi 3 thinking it would be easy to build a home automation system out of this.  I was going to use HomeAssistant.io and my android phone, weekend project, no big. That was 9 months ago and I still just have a pile of Sonoff switches and a kinda booting Raspberry Pi 3. I'm so out of my depth, I don't know what part of it is or isn't working, or if it's just not configured correctly, etc.  I need someone to either walk me through this or give me a bunch of files to download and instructions on how to flash the devices.   Name your price and what you can deliver.

Topic by jongscx 1 year ago


MediaTek LinkIt ONE Giveaway

Update 12/21/15: REMINDER: The deadline for this promotion is midnight tonight (Pacific Standard Time). Once the form is turned off you cannot submit your project. You have to get your form in before midnight. Please make sure you are submitting completed projects will full directions, codes and schematics (when relevant), and pictures showing your MediaTek board being used to make your project (pictures of your MediaTek board are REQUIRED and entries will not get gift cards if there are no pictures showing the board being used). We have had A LOT of entries come in this weekend and today. We will be awarding gift cards for all outstanding entries tomorrow or letting you know if you do not qualify for a gift card. Questions can be directed to MediaTek@instructables.com. --------------------------------------------- The Instructables Community is really one of the most inspiring communities on the web. We are an international network of do-ers and educators. We share our knowledge about making the things we love, and have the opportunity to tell our unique stories of why and how along the way. Here at Instructables HQ, we have been having a lot of fun seeding the community with innovative hardware and tools to keep you, our authors, publishing amazing stories about what you love to make.  We are excited to announce that we have partnered with MediaTek to send the Instructables.com community 250 LinkIt ONE boards. We want to see what the Instructables authors are capable of making with these boards. But wait! There is more! Once you’ve received your board, and developed a project with it, publish it to Instructables to receive a $50 gift card to Amazon. Key features of the MediaTek LinkitONE: All-in-one features Includes ARM7 EJ-S™, GSM, GPRS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth BR/EDR/BLE, GPS, Audio codec, and SD card connector on a single development board Rich-Compatibility Pin-out similar to Arduino boards, including Digital I/O, Analog I/O, PWM, I2C, SPI, UART and power supply, compatible with Grove 4-pin interface Strong Extensibility Provides various interfaces for connecting to most sensors, peripherals, Groves, and other widgets Easy Prototyping Using LinkIt ONE together with MediaTek LinkIt SDK (for Arduino) you will be able to easily turn your ideas into practical prototypes. Looking for creative examples of what has been made with the LinkIt ONE? Check out their hub over on hackster.io How do you apply for a LinkIt ONE board? This product offering is limited, and we will be awarding boards to those who state their case as to why we should send them one. USE THIS FORM TO APPLY TO THIS OFFERING This application will close 9/14/15. **This giveaway is limited to one board per address. What happens once you have a LinkIt ONE board? Simply publish your Instructable using your LinkIt ONE to the site, and send us a link to your Instructable by 12/21/15 and we will add it to the MediaTek Collection on Instructables Homepage and email you your $50 gift card, what’s to lose? Instructables Authors CAN SUBMIT MORE THAN ONE PROJECT using the  LinkIt ONE Kit, and receive a $50 gift card for each project SUBMITTED! We believe in your awesome creative potential, and your devotion to share what you make with other makers and tinkerers. Can’t wait to see what you make! If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at mediatek@instructables.com.

Topic by Penolopy Bulnick 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Help me please for to download pdf

Help me please. I would like to download the pdf files https://www.instructables.com/id/IoT-Raspberry-Pi-Video-Streamer-and-PanTilt-Camera/ and https://www.instructables.com/id/IoT -Controlling-a-Raspberry-Pi-Robot-Over-Internet / but not able to register premium account files need urgently pogmogite please

Topic by АлексндрЛ 1 year ago  |  last reply 11 months ago


How to have sensor input data into Raspberry Pi and display the responses into smartphone?

I want to create a project which allows feedback from the sensors is sent to the smartphone via internet (cloud). for example, using a PIR sensor for detecting movement of people, if human movement is detected, the display on the phone application will display the Yes (Green) and vice versa. I'll build the application using MIT App Inventor for Android. I also use the Raspberry Pi.

Question by FarhanJ 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


IoT data logger for large file transfers - what protocol to use? (FTP, HTTP, MQTT, …)

Hi there, We manufacture CAN bus data loggers for use in e.g. cars, trucks etc.The logger records data to an SD card. When the logger is in range of a WiFi/Cellular hotspot, it will start pushing the data to a specified server. The files will be ½-20 MB in size and need to be transferred frequently (e.g. every few seconds). A user can have 100-300 loggers deployed, all sending data to the server simultaneously. Today, we handle this using the FTP protocol. It’s been a simple solution that most users understand.However, we fear it’s not future proof and we’d like to look into other options (e.g. HTTP, MQTT) - in particular also to enable easy transfers to e.g. Amazon/Google cloud servers.A few questions that we’d like input on:What do you believe would be the best protocol for the case described above? Do you have any examples of use cases, APIs, open source code etc. in such applications? If we switch from FTP to another protocol, is there a way to keep it simple for our “less techy” users that do not use e.g. Amazon/Google servers, but just their own PCs?Thanks a ton for your inputs! Martin

Question by MartinF124 1 year ago


Intel Edison Base Shield compatibility

Hi everyone, I was selected for the IoT invitational of Intel + Instructables and I as I was going to start testing the sensors I received, I noticed that there was no base shield for the sensor connections included in the package. I suppose the rest of the chosen participants didn't receive the base shield as well. Since the local stores near me do not have that shield (http://www.seeedstudio.com/wiki/Grove_-_Base_shield_v2) I wonder if other Arduino compatible sensor shields can be used on the Intel Edison expansion board, since it operates at 1.8V and I don't want to fry it. Thanks in advance!

Topic by plugable 3 years ago


Intel Internet of Things Giveaway

**EDIT! GOOD NEWS! WE HAVE EXTENDED THE PROJECT SUBMISSION DEADLINE TO 2/14!!** Here at Instructables, we have seen some really great Internet of Things projects published recently. We are elated to have a partner like Intel to celebrate the innovative creativity that the Instructables.com community shares. We’ve teamed up to showcase some of the best IoT content on our site, and highlight the projects being made with Intel’s awesome Edison board and ecosystem.   To further develop awesome IoT projects being shared to Instructables, we are giving away FREE Intel Edison Boards and IoT Development kits to you! The Instructables Community! We believe in your awesome creative potential, and your devotion to share what you make with other makers and tinkerers. The IoT revolution is here, and the world around us has never been more interactive. This giveaway is limited to 250 folks that sign up — limit one board and kit per address. Once you’ve received your board, and developed a project with it, publish it to Instructables to receive a $50 gift card to SparkFun or AdaFruit. Instructables Authors CAN SUBMIT MORE THAN ONE PROJECT using the Edison Starter Kit, and receive a $50 gift card for each project SUBMITTED! Simply publish your Instructable to the site, send us a link to your Instructable by January 31st, 2015, FEBRUARY 14, 2015!!! and we will add it to the IoT hub and send you your $50 gift card. ****EDIT: REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED**** INTERESTED? To participate, enter your mailing address into this form, and we will let you know if you’ve been selected to receive a IoT Development Kit. Use this forum topic as a way to reach back out to us, and talk about what you’re making! Can’t wait to see what you make! -audreyObscura

Topic by audreyobscura 4 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


An Idea for a Connected & Automated Healthcare Platform.

 Watch video demonstration of our Idea of a Connected and Automated healthcare platform. This project is part of a compitition so we need to popularize our video to go ahead into finals. If you like our Idea please share that Youtube link, more view means greater chances of clearing this round. Thank you. YouTube Link: http://youtu.be/J413BVBs6so

Topic by nikhilmaurya10 4 years ago


Anyone have any interest or experience with proximity based BLE iBeacons/Sensors?

Hi All, I'm semi-tech. & new to the community but figured I'd reach out, so please bear with me as I describe the following ask.Since last yr. I've been on the hunt for a small iOT sensor that based upon close proximity can be identified & actived via BLE without an attached app. Thought an Eddystone may work but purchased a few nRF51822 semiconductors but haven't tested them as yet & not sure if it's even the proper solution. I would need to program this beacon/sensor to launch a website, video on nearby cellphones. NFC works perfect but is extremely limited to only a 5cm range & requires an NFC capable device.I was told to try: "Perhaps the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ could work since it supports BLE and also has WiFi:https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/raspberry-pi-... "But I'll need something much smaller [see attached] & less costly per unit. I'm envisioning something no larger than a quarter & powered possibly by a watch battery. Do you think the nrf would suffice?Any suggestions I'm super open as well as just ideation. Thx in advance.

Topic by AxelFoley77 2 months ago


Not able to open drafts.

Hi Team,I am unable to open drafts. Clicking on profile pic, its shows drafts, but nothing gets showed up once I click on it.Please help resolving this.Regards,Vineet

Topic by IoT Cloud Guru 2 months ago  |  last reply 5 weeks ago


Reading a 16x2 LCD screen

Dear Techfreaks, I have a rather technical question for you guys. I have a big, company-suited coffee machine which I'd like to mod, to be internet connected. My idea is to read the LCD screen of the machine, by intercepting the wires, and interpreting the signals with a microcontroller. I'd need to read the data, and convert it into ASCII, so I can drop them on a website, and in fact have a (sort of live) view of the LCD.  The used LCD is a standard 16x2, 16-pin LCD. Does anyone have any experience with doing this? Or any tips? I couldn't find a project online which wanted to do the same thing as I did. Thanks in Advance, Willem. 

Topic by WillemB14 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


How to control a motor via app/microcontroller??

New to Instructables and I love the site. Not sure if I'm posting this in the right place or not! I'm completely new to the whole internet of things but intruiged by it and want to learn more. I'm looking for a bit of advice. I'm looking to make a basic enough app that allows the user to move a wooden dome roof maybe 6m in diameter. It's for a home observatory. Possibly move the roof according to degrees the user inputs also. Would I be right in saying the roof motor would have to be online in order to use through a smartphone? Would something like Raspberry Pi or Arduino be suitable for this? Sorry I'm bit of a novice but want to learn

Question by tommy109 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


How can I register a physical button press on a webplatform using the Feather HUZZAH with ESP8266?

I am trying to make a cube where 4 of its sides have a physical button which can be pressed. I want to be able to receive what button was pressed and when via long distance. So wherever the cube is, I can read what it sends on a webplatform of any kind.I looked into Adafruit IO, the feather boards and IFTTT automation but can't figure out how to do this still...I have a basic arduino kit already but nothing Adafruit related yet, before I buy more parts I need to make sure I know what I need and how I will make it work.So far my best research has gotten met to the Feather HUZZAH with ESP8266, but I am not skilled in coding are working with circuit boards. All I know is that it has the option for a battery so my cube can function on it's own (which is very important)So the main question is: How can I make a small portable cube with buttons on its side to send the data of those button presses to an online platform wherever it may be used?

Question by SenneH 1 year ago


For project

Hello, My name is sonit sharma. I have seen Smart garbage monitoring system using IoT project. I want to make this project. I need help regarding this project. I want to make this on big level which can be track easily from anywhere. So please help me. My email is sonit1997@gmail.com Please make it fast. Thanks

Question by sonit1997 9 months ago


Home Automation Version 2

Hey Internet! I recently made this Instrucable! Today I am starting to make its Version 2! Please give me your valuable feedback! What should I add? , What to remove? Please help me out!! https://www.instructables.com/id/Octopod-a-Smart-IOT-Home-Automation-Project/

Topic by sakshambhutani 1 year ago


MODI: Create Anything You Want with Robotics of Things

Hi, MODI is our new product. For easy understanding about our product, MODI is an easy version of Arduino. You can just connect modules with a magnetic connector. In addition, we provide a coding software tool to make a complex movement, so it is available to make IOT devices, DIY, and toys. Can check on Kickstarter page  Thanks

Topic by luxrobo 2 years ago


How to power IoT devices with a 12v DC source (Like a Solar Power Kit without the Inverter)?

Hello,Iam a novice in electronics but have a passion for tinkering with IoT (Internet of Things) devices and other electronics projects, I have a system setup in my farm that uses the following devices,Raspberry pi 2 (5 Volts 2 amps)Wifi Modem (12 Volts 1.5 amps)3.5inch 250GB Hard disk for data logging (12 Volts 1.5 amps)I plan to use the system to monitor and control the water flow to some of the crops in our farm using soil moisture sensors, solenoid valves and flow sensors.The issue is that the system needs to run 24/7 and is located in a remote rural area where power cuts are frequent. I need to run these devices on a solar power solution so that they can stay off-grid (for power).My question is whether it is possible to power the devices off the DC power that is generated from a Solar power system (Solar panels, some batteries and a charge controller) without the need for an inverter.My reasoning is that the inverter converts the 12v power from a solar panel and batteries into 240v AC power and the DC wall-warts (DC power plugs for devices) convert the 240v AC power back into 12v or 5v for the respective devices. This conversion causes inefficiencies in the solar power system thus losing energy that can be better utilised.Note: We use 240v AC standard in India (in the US they use 120v AC standard), I plan to use a DC-DC Step down regulator to power the raspberry pi 2 off the 12v power provided by the solar power system and other similar regulators boards to power the wifi modem and the hard disk.

Question by arunprasathmba11 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


What is the Absolute Easiest way to turn an LED on and off with the ESP 8266?

Is there a bare-bones guide to using JUST an ESP 8266 wifi module to blink an LED On and Off?   I've read my way in circles about GCC and reflasing IoT Firmwares and AT commands... and I'm so confused.  I just want to have it connect to my wifi, and with something simple (go to a web page, send a packet, write a terminal command, whatever), energize a pin.  Do something else, deenergize that pin...

Question by jongscx 4 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


How can i get more precision in Proteus design area grid dimension for up to 0.01 mm or any custom value?

I am trying to implement a design with an IoT Gateway using CC3000 from TI in my PCB design and I am using Proteus as an EDA environment for this. The problem i am facing is with snap to grid precision which is only up to 0.1 mm available in Proteus and component footprint for CC3000 has many dimensions that requires 0.01 mm precision. How can i implement more precise snap to grid custom dimensions for my project?

Question by rohilla.hitesh 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Portfolio Based Contest

As I was browsing the past winners of the Epilog contest, I was struck by the fact that not a single grand prize winner has posted an instructable using the laser cutter they won! I assume one of the goals of contests is to keep members making. So, how can Instructables help ensure those once a year, high dollar, innaccessible prizes find their way into the hands of makers that will use them to further contribute to the community? I'd like to see a contest where members could submit a collection of their best instructables along with a statement as to why they deserve to win. Members, judges and/or staff could consider the member's entire portfolio, community participation, achievements, site loyalty, and future goals when choosing a winner. I imagine it could be similar to the IoT giveaways, but on a more grand scale, like the Makerspace contest. 

Topic by Brooklyntonia 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


How to make smart Distribution power box? Answered

Hello folks i am student of final year . I am doing a project in final year named as "Smart Distribution Power Box" . Its electronics and IOT based project . i just have an idea about it . but don't know how to start it what steps i follow to take it forward . Actutall i 'm trying to make the device something like TED Spyder here is the link of this device you can get idea from this link what i m trying to say .. (       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKCsDD4is_Y      )    Its a smart home energy monitor .  first o have to measure phase voltages and currents , then have to calculate real ,reactive and apparent powers power factor,current voltages at rated load ,load varriations,  then i have to make a soft interface to show it in graphical and well as numerical forms on a smart device .  Please like to suggest something how i can move on and how i can make it. I will be very thankful to you if you help me :-)  Thanks 

Question by MubeenS1 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


List of Upcoming Contests (updated 1/8/19)

Hello everyone! Below is a partial list of the 2019 contest calendar. Keep in mind that this list is subject to change and contests will continue to be added throughout the year. The contests below are already in planning, and I've left off ones that we're still trying to decide on. The months indicate when the contests will be launching. All contests will launch near the beginning of each month. Keep in mind that the list below is not set in stone. All contests and dates are subject to change!FebruarySweet Treats ChallengeThis is a quick challenge for all recipes sugary and sweet.Organization ContestShow us your tips, tricks, and tools for keeping your workspace, home or calendar organized!Build a Tool ContestUse your tools to build more tools!Paper ContestBack again by popular demand! All paper, all the time! There is a judges' prize for paper machines.Remix ContestThis contest is your chance to take an existing Instructable and use it as inspiration for something new.MarchWeaving ChallengeOh, what tangled webs we weave...Tape ChallengeAnything that uses tape is eligible to enter.Trash to Treasure ContestAnother contest back by popular demand! Take your old junk and turn it into a keepsake. Pie ChallengeWho doesn't like fresh-baked pie?Pocket-Sized ContestThis project is open to any contest that can fit into a pocket. The general rule is that if you need to describe the pocket your project can fit into, it is too big.AprilJewelry ChallengeDesign and make your own custom jewelry for you chance to win.Fat ChallengeThis is your chance to cook recipes with fats. You get no extra points for any weight you gain.Leather ChallengeIf you couldn't guess, the Leather Challenge is open to all things leather-working.Arduino ContestMake something with an Arduino and really wow us to win some awesome prizes.Woodworking ContestThe Woodworking Contest is once again back by poplar demand!Gardening ContestApril showers bring May flowers. Get out in the dirt and get planting.MayColors of the Rainbow ContestWe had so much fun with this contest last year, we decided to run it again. There will be special judges' prizes for each color of the spectrum.Fandom ContestShow us how you are a super fan of a video game, TV show, movie, book, music group, or (really) anything else!IoT ChallengeThe IoT (Internet of Things) contest is open to all electronics projects that network with other devices and make new friends. Party ChallengeYou gotta fight for your right to.... Paaaar-ty... Challenge!CNC ChallengeHere is a quick challenge to show us what you can do with your CNC machine. This includes mills, lathes, 3D printers, laser cutters, vinyl cutters and any other computer controlled manufacturing machine. *All contests and dates are subject to change. Please leave suggestions for prizes here. You can also leave suggestions about contests here. Have a contest question? Check the Contest FAQ!

Topic by randofo 6 years ago  |  last reply 1 day ago


Need help on battery set up

Hi All I am looking for a bit of help. I can't seem to find anyone to answer my question. We are working on an iot low power project that we plan to leave out in the field for up to 3 months at a time. We are using a Particle electron 3g module. It use 500ma per day when connected. It has two available power sources. 1 jst 3.7v port and 2 mini usb 5v - 12 v port. I am looking to make up a battery using lipo 18650 3.7v 2600amh components. Question 1. If I use the batteries in a 3s 13p set up I will have a 11.1v 38800mah battery, how long will battery last. ( I am getting the answer of 67 days from people but my question where dose the balance of the amp hours go as it is supplying power 11.1v and it only needs 5v to operate. How long will this take to charge and what is the quickest way to do this with out damaging the batteries. Question 2 Am I better using the 3.7v supply and stepping up the power on our mother board. If I do this I will build 39 of 3.7v 2600mah 18650 Lipos in parallel. How many days will this last for assuming that the step up module will work at 80% efficiency. How long will this take to charge and what is the quickest way to do this with out damaging the batteries. Sorry for such a long question but I can't get an answer. Peter

Question by Course Ranger 3 months ago  |  last reply 3 months ago


Research on DIY: Looking for Volunteers in- and around Amsterdam

Hi all, My name is Tal Amram, graduate student of Industrial Design at the Delft University of Engineering. For my graduation assignment I’m setting up a study about the potential benefits of ‘connected objects’ in an Internet of Things for creative processes of the Maker community. More specifically, I am aiming my study at ‘Home Improvement’, interpreted also as the making of furniture, lighting, home decoration or domotics.  For this study I am looking for volunteers in Amsterdam (or its proximity) to execute a small Home Improvement design assignment (for your own home) that takes a week, on which you will spend about 20-30 minutes per day. You eligible if you have experience with making things to improve your home environment and have worked with 3D-printers before. You will be provided by me with a package that contains a logbook with short assignments and some materials to use for simple prototypes or inspiration. This week starts on Monday, November 23rd and ends on Monday November 30th with a session in the Waag FabLab from 19:00 - 20:30. During this session, I will host a group discussion with all six participants during which we will share our experiences and discuss our separate processes. I will reserve the 3D-printer for (- and preceding) this session so as to make it possible to materialise your design. I would love to hear if you, or perhaps anyone you know, would be interested in participating in this study! Please contact me via my e-mail address as provided below. Feel free to contact me also in case you have any questions or remarks about this study or my project in general. t.amram@tudelft.nl Best Regards, Tal Amram

Topic by talamram 3 years ago


Open Source Banquet hall

I want help in designing and architect map of Banquet hall.I have provided sketch that I have made but I think that sketch is ordinary so need support from enthusiasm people who want to work on open source project. I am inviting everyone from computer to electronics to architect that is every one is invited to join the project.All the dimension are in foot in the image.Main requirements for Banquet hall are as follows:1:Hall for main ceremony,capacity for at least 300 people and it will also have stage.2:Rest room for at least 200 people separate for men and women.3:Two extra rooms for bride and groom side or for main peoples.4:Kitchen for food production.5:Parking for at least 150 vehicles.6:Separate toilets for men and women.7:Pace for people to eat.8:Building can have 2-3 floors.9:All of the above will be interconnected (IOT) for example: smart water taps,smart parking,led light show,decorative walls,led light screen passage, whole building will be wrapped in LED for great light show,inside lights will be sync with songs floor will or ceiling will be wrapped with gaint led screen for different patterns and motions, flammable fireworks outside and non-flammable fireworks inside during ceremony, led dance floor.10:All of led projects will be diy,taps will be diy,parking will be diy and everthing will be diy.I think this will be largest open source DIY project.Everyone feel free to contact me at: rajgmaurya29@gmail.com ping me on whatsapp: +91 9616481277 Also need people who can render our ideas from paper to VR and 3D design in any software.

Topic by Raj GauravM 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Animated GIFs only play if they're embedded in text

MacOS 10.12 Chrome 60.0.3112.113 (Official Build) (64-bit) If the GIF is embedded in the text of the step, it works fine. Examples: IOT Made Simple: Playing With the ESP32 on Arduino IDE (step 4 onward), Split Flap Display (intro and step 5) If the GIF is put in the image section of the step, though, it doesn't play and just looks like a still image. Examples: PIDDYBOT - DIY Arduino Balancing Robot (every step except 1), Making a Gif From Photos (intro and step 1) (Also, GIFs in Design Challenge entries' image sections seem to work fine. Example: Lab Centrifuge Fidget Spinner (second image)) I first tried opening the images in the lightbox, and also opening them in new tabs via the context menu—neither helped; the images were still static. I tried clearing the cache, because I found that suggested elsewhere for GIFs not playing in Chrome, and that did help, but only very slightly. Upon refreshing the page after clearing the cache (or upon shift-refreshing the page to bypass the cache), the GIF will play for less than a second and then reload and become a static image again. I also tried Incognito mode, with all extensions disabled, with exactly the same behavior (playing briefly only when loaded without the cache). I also downloaded one of the non-playing GIFs (from the image section of a step) and one of the working ones (embedded in the text) to my computer and opened them in Preview. The sidebar showed only one frame for the non-working one (and looked just as if I had opened a static JPEG image) and all of the frames for the working one. A screenshot of this is attached. This seems to me to indicate that the server is not sending the proper file (or is sending the proper file and then sending a bad file to replace it) when the image is in the image section. Steps to reproduce: I have no idea. AFAIK all I did was load the page and it was broken.

Topic by PointyOintment 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Home automation & Home door sequrity including one android apk file project available ???

Please help me for this project. how will be arduino program code , which pin are connect to apparatus to apparatus. please give me all description step by step this project implimentation. Project planning:-                   1.Home automation & Home door sequrity including one android apk file.                   2. 4 Relay:   1. Blue led light.                                 2. Red  led light.                                 3. White led light for bath room using PIR sensor.(this light switch on/off only using pir sensor,                                            because-wet hand electric shock on switch or, damged mobile display).                                 4. Fan using voltage regulator.                                  note:- light switch on/off & fan switch & voltage regulataor incease/decrease including appk file.                   3.Home squrity switch board on/off may be   a.display board on wall of house.                                                                b. display in android apk file.                   4.when open door with corect srquirty,then photo upload in memory card.if incorect password then a lout of sound.                   5.when fire in house ,alarm using gas sensor. Room temperature, huminity show in display. Apparatues:            A: Led light on/off by mobile app.                  1.ESP8266 Serial Wi-Fi Wireless Transceiver Module for IOT.                  2.Generic(unbranded )4-channel relay control board module with optocoupler, 4 way relay module for arduino                  3.Arduino Uno R3 ATmega328P ATMEGA16U2 Compatible with USB Cable.                     or,xcluma Atmel Atmega 2560 Mega2560-16Au (16 Mhz) R3 Board+Usb Cable For Arduino.                  4.Led light 3(Blue,Red,White for Bath room),Motor Fan.                  5.REES52 REES_2 Bread Board or Solderless Pieces Circuit Test Board Project Board.                  6.Jumper Wires Male to Male, male to female, female to female.                  7.Generic KG001 HC-SR501 PIR Sensor Pyroelectric Infrared Module 2pcs(for bath room & door open).                  8.Adraxx LM7805 7508 Positive Voltage Regulator IC, 5V 1A.                  9.Resister 1k ohm.                  10.REES52 MQ2 Arduino Compatible Gas Sensor, Methane, Butane, LPG, Smoke Sensor.           B: Home sequrity.                  1.Quantum QHM495LM 25MP Web Camera.                  2.SanDisk Ultra MicroSDHC 32GB UHS-I Class 10 Memory Card With Adapter.                  3.REES52 621033926893 Universial 16 Key Switch Keypad Keyboard Fit for Arduino by REES52.                  4.Silicon Technolabs 20x4 Line LCD Display With Blue backlight HD44780 for ALL Arduino,Rasp Pi,AVR,ARM,8051 (Blue). Software:      1. Arduino-1.8.5.                2. wampserver & notepad++ (for php web page).                3. Android Apk file.      please help me for this project. how will be arduino program code , which pin are connect to apparatus to apparatus. please give me all description step by step this project implimentation.  i will waiting for you.

Question by somnathpanjaproject2018 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago