“Dreams about the future are always filled with gadgets”
- Neil deGrasse Tyson, American Astrophysicist
I find the above quote so compelling and can relate it to a lot of dreams that I have been having lately :)
I mean, who don’t like gadgets? Innovators & hobbyists across the globe had developed an addiction for latest electronic gadgets. Having such electronic gadgets makes you feel that you are also a part of the device’s technological innovation.
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So what do all the trending electronic gadgets have in common? What makes them the smartest device in the industry?
IoT (Internet of Things).
IoT is one of the latest technologies that is transforming the electronics industry as we see it. IoT is a simple, yet powerful technology that integrates the devices onto the cloud. This means, all the data collected by these devices will be sent to cloud for storage and analysis.
The collected data will provide us with valuable insights of a particular device. And the data can also be used to trigger various actuations based on conditions.
Understanding the importance of IoT technology, top industries around the globe had already started to implement it onto their operations to improve their efficiency and productivity.
Would you like to know about the electronic gadgets that raised eyebrows across the globe?
Here is a sneak-peak about the latest IoT based electronic gadgets which you can own and make your life smarter,
August Smart Lock: If you are having hard time remembering whether you had locked your door or not? Then, this device will come in handy for you. The device can tell you the status of your lock using an IoT App. And it also can provide key codes to your friends and family if you are unavailable at that time. Plus, it supports auto lock feature which gets activated once you leave the house. Super cool isn’t it?
Tile: Today, the number of things (keys, phones to laptops) that we carry to our work routine had increased. And most of us go into panic mode checking whether everything is in the right place or not. Tile can help you intelligently in this using IoT. It is so small that you can have it as your key chain. Which means you can embed this to your laptop, mobile, wallet etc. and have real-time tracking with the help of IoT based mobile application. You can also loudly ring a lost item and find it by sound.
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GreenIQ: Love to farm and harvest vegetables in your backyard? Then, GreenIQ is a must have device for you. This electronic device can sense the weather & soil conditions and irrigate the field using IoT. It will not only help you to save water but notifies the status of crops, harvesting schedule, environment conditions etc.
Keen Home: If you are on the lookout for the best home automation device, your search ends with this device. Keen Home can facilitate room-by-room control for temperature, smart devices, lightings, ventilations etc. And you can monitor this using your mobile phone itself from anywhere on earth, using an IoT based mobile application.
Neurio: Raise your hands, if you always had to tackle with charging various electronic devices that you use daily. Neurio can provide you with an efficient solution for this. The device monitors the energy consumption of all the devices that you use and notify you real-time with the IoT based mobile application. This will also provide you with valuable insights about the smart devices that you use in day to day routine.
Ecobee: You might have heard about the Amazon Alexa and its varied applications. Ecobee is a similar device that has built-in Alexa voice and can be controlled with your voice. You can use this gadget to set a timer, hear latest news, get score updates, adjust temperature and lot more by giving voice commands. It also comes with an IoT App, with which you can check the home environment conditions.
Above mentioned are some of the devices which you can own right now!
With this, you would have got a glimpse on ‘How IoT is influencing and shaping the electronics industry as we see it’
So, if you are an aspiring engineering student who like to work on a core industry, you have a golden opportunity right in front of you. Since IoT is a latest technology, there is not much competition for you to compete.
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And there is no better and effective way to learn a latest technology than by building projects hands-on.
If you are an amateur, you can start by building some basic IoT projects to understand their operations and functionalities. And we would recommend you to use Arduino platform initially. This will enable you to have an incremental learning towards the IoT technology.
Here are some of the best IoT projects that you can build with the Arduino platform.
Hope you got some good IOT project ideas based on Arduino technology from this article.
Suppose, if you want to build great IOT projects but don’t have the necessary technology knowledge, don’t worry!
We at Skyfi Labs have developed an innovative learning methodology through which you can learn IoT by building projects hands-on right from your home. With the hardware kits delivered to your doorstep and 1-1 technical assistance provided, developing great expertise on latest technologies like IOT will never be tough for you.
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