Published on 27 Jul 2019. Written by Meghna Adhikary
Internet of Things is a new “thing” in the technological field. Technology is ever-evolving and to bind everything together is what the Internet of Things abide by. The extensive use of sensors and wireless connectivity in the devices has increased exponentially and will be ever-increasing. This increase in the use of these devices excites the technological geeks and even the hobbyists to explore their horizons and come up with new devices every day. Connecting everything to everything seems like a good idea.
Here are some of the best DIY IoT project kits:
DIY- Do It Yourself – Kits are a package of products that are arranged and connected in the prescribed order works as a project model.
IoT in simple words can be explained as connecting all the tangible and intangible things to make it more convenient for humans. For example, how it feels to control your air conditioner before reaching home through your mobile? Interesting isn’t it? IoT gives you the leverage of operating your A.C. through your smartphone that you will never keep aside.
First of all, you must have a better understanding of electronics. For gaining knowledge of electronics you can perform some base level activities like:
Once you get used to all these terms and are familiar with how they work, you can jump on to IoT. The best and the easiest way to start is to work on DIY project kits.
Now when you know how to start with, you should also know what technology or microcontroller be used for your projects. The most difficult question is whether to use Arduino or Raspberry Pi for developing IoT projects.
Arduino is a microcontroller board that is used for dedicated applications. These applications include actuating small devices like motors, sensors, lights, etc. Raspberry Pi, on the other hand, has HDMI port, and RAM. If you have some basic knowledge of coding, you can configure an OS on Raspberry Pi and use it as a media streaming device, running a web server, VPN, etc.
An Arduino board is best for simple repetitive tasks like wirelessly opening and closing a garage door, reading sensors and reporting it to a cloud server, driving a simple robot, touch-based switches, etc.
While Raspberry Pi is used when you need a portable full-fledged computer. For building projects like driving a more complicated robot, performing multiple tasks, encrypting the data for storage, Image processing, Wireless security camera (For Home Surveillance System), Portable digital eBook library or creating voice automation-based projects (either using Alexa or Google Assistant), etc.
Hence to conclude, if you are into some Machine to Machine project, use Arduino and if your use involves a human interface then Raspberry Pi would serve the purpose.
To begin with, you can follow these simple steps:
For reference, you can check out the following DIY IoT project suggestions:1. Home automation system project using IoT kit: In this IoT project you will build an electronic device that can be used to control all the home appliances with the help of Bluetooth. As everybody uses a smartphone, this IoT project can help you to turn ON/OFF the appliances by giving commands through your android phone. This also has a memory with which you can store and analyse the data about the usage of the home appliances that will motivate you to save electricity from time to time.
Hope you got some good information on the DIY IoT project kits that you can buy and get started in learning IoT technology.
Suppose, if you want to build great IoT based projects but you don’t have the necessary technical knowledge, don’t worry! These kits are easily available at Skyfi Labs with which you get a complete package of all the instruments and components required to make a project that will increase your knowledge. These are the ways how you can learn and implement IoT projects with the help of the DIY kits.
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