Make: Getting Started with the Internet of Things
Connecting Sensors and Microcontrollers to the Cloud
Publisher: Maker Media, Inc
Final Release Date: May 2011
Pages: 194

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.

  • Develop programs with simple outputs (actuators) and inputs (sensors)
  • Learn about the Internet of Things and the Web of Things
  • Build client programs that push sensor readings from a device to a web service
  • Create server programs that allow you to control a device over the Web
  • Get the .NET classes and methods needed to implement all of the book's examples
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2.0

Good, but out of date

By DTB

from AR

About Me Maker, Sys Admin

Pros

  • Easy to understand
  • Helpful examples
  • Well-written

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Novice
    • Student

    Comments about O'Reilly Media Make: Getting Started with the Internet of Things:

    The book is informative however it makes use of a web site run by the PACHUBE company which was bought by the COSM company which was bought by the LOGMEIN company which put at least part of the functionality in Xively.com. I am trying to communicate with Xively to see if they supply the support this book requires. Otherwise, none of the networking examples will work.

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    5.0

    Fantastic!

    By Ryder

    from Wine Country Ca.

    About Me Designer, Developer, Maker

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Concise
    • Helpful examples
    • Well-written

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Intermediate

      Comments about O'Reilly Media Make: Getting Started with the Internet of Things:

      This is the book I needed. A perfect encapsulation of everything I needed to know about in one handy serving. It's geared toward the technically competent, so didn't waste time with the basics.

      It seems to cover everything in enough depth to be truly useful and get your "things" pushing and pulling on the interwebs. Well done!

      (8 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      There are no online examples

      By Stan

      from Salt Lake City, UT

      About Me Engineer

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      Pros

      • Easy to understand

      Cons

      • No online examples

      Best Uses

      • Novice

      Comments about O'Reilly Media Make: Getting Started with the Internet of Things:

      I like the book except there are no online examples as promised in the preface. This degrades the quality of the book and makes it almost useless.

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