Internet of Things - Making the World Go Around Us

Speech on what it takes to build the Internet of Things

Published on April 25, 2013

Categories: hardware, iot

Tags: python, c#, network, api, microcontroller


On Thursday 25-4-2013, I gave a speech on the IoT. The event was held at P-Space, the local hackerspace at Patras, Greece.

Building something that can potentially communicate and operate at a global level sounds complicated, and it can be a scary thought. My intent with this speech was to demystify the concept and introduce it from the ground up.

The main points of the speech were on:

  • the analysis of the structure of the Internet,
  • examining the capabilities and restrictions of the Arduino microcontroller family,
  • introducing the Xively (formerly known as Cosm and Pachube) data hosting service, and
  • demonstrating some example applications.

The slides are available as pdf. You can also find some notes on the section of Internet Analysis.