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Getting Started with the Internet of Things (Make: Projects)by Cuno Pfister
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The Internet of Things is the new generation of devices that serve as the Internet's interface to the physical world. Today's tiny microcontrollers, sensors, and actuators are powerful, inexpensive, and simple enough to code that anyone with basic programming skills can create a variety of fun, useful, and even profitable systems — such as devices that detect and extinguish fires or automatically water plants when the soil becomes too dry. This hands-on introductory guide will quickly show you how it's done.
You'll learn how to program embedded devices using the .NET Micro Framework and the Netduino Plus board, and then connect these devices to the Internet using Pachube, a cloud platform for sharing real-time sensor data. Getting Started with the Internet of Things briefly introduces the tools and then walks you though several techniques for using them, using a series of C# examples:
What is the Internet of Things? It's billions of embedded computers, sensors, and actuators all connected online. If you have basic programming skills, you can use these powerful little devices to create a variety of useful systems—such as a device that waters plants when the soil becomes dry. This hands-on guide shows you how to start building your own fun and fascinating projects.
Learn to program embedded devices using the .NET Micro Framework and the Netduino Plus board. Then connect your devices to the Internet with Pachube, a cloud platform for sharing real-time sensor data. All you need is a Netduino Plus, a USB cable, a couple of sensors, an Ethernet connection to the Internet—and your imagination.
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About the Author
Jothy Rosenberg is a professor-turned-entrepreneur who has founded six companies. He has written two previous technical books and holds several patents. Jothy has a PhD in Computer Science from Duke University.
Arthur Mateos left his career as an experimental nuclear physicist to become a technology entrepreneur. He was an early pioneer of the CDN space and has a patent awarded on Content Distribution technology. Arthur holds an A.B. in Physics from Princeton University, and a Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics from MIT.
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