13 May 2019
- IoT With Only Your Laptop (and the next steps) -
by Pete Gallagher
Although the cost of IoT hardware has reduced dramatically over the last few years, you still need to choose the right IoT option, figure out what accessories it needs, order it all from Amazon (other vendors are available) and wait for it to arrive. By that point, you’ve moved on to something else entirely, so it sits in a cupboard drawer for a year and a half before you get back around to thinking about it…. Then you realise that you need some components and wires… Back in the drawer it goes!
With the advent of HTML 5, so comes the ability to simulate a lot of IoT Kit right there in your web browser. Pete will take you through a few online simulators for IoT technology, which will give you a head start into the world of IoT. This way you can forgo all the procrastinating, and get to (virtually) creating!
Once you’re happy in the safety and comfort of the browser, you’ll then take the leap from virtual reality, by taking your code and transferring across to the real hardware!
Pete will be bringing along a whole heap of Micro:bits, Arduinos and Raspberry Pis for you to play with.