We hear a lot of talk about the Internet of Things, and how it's going to change everyone's lives. While it may or may not be the life-changer that it's predicted to be, it can be a lot of fun for folks who like to make stuff. I like to make stuff, and I know plenty of you like to make stuff, too. This week we're going to make stuff together and start our own Internet of Things.
Using LEDs as an example (everyone loves things that light up) I'll lay out how to use the WebIOPi framework, and a bit of your own code to control just about anything that can be controlled from anywhere via a browser, web app, or even a mobile app. It's the beginnings of anything you can think of — home automation, irrigation control for patio gardening, or even a sentry that fires nerf darts when pesky co-workers (or the cat) get too close to your desk. The vast array of sensors and automation devices that can be controlled make the Raspberry Pi the perfect way to get in this Internet of Things, and coding it is easier than you think. All you need is an introduction and some guidance to get started.
Join us in the forums and see just how easy it is to get started.