Walk step-by-step through the early stages of making and connecting your own things to the Internet. Once confident with the tools and techniques introduced in this practical book, the number and size of projects are only limited by your imagination.
Not only are these techniques and tools ideal for making hobby projects and prototypes, but they can be—and are—used in industry. For example, a theme park in the UK uses them to control their interactive animatronic dinosaurs. Each section in this book includes projects that allow you to gain experience and confidence with every step, along with real world examples of how they have been used.
Dr. Lucy Rogers is a mechanical engineer and science writer. She is the author of “It’s Only Rocket Science (An Introduction in Plain English).” She has also written for the European Space Agency, the Guardian, and the BBC. She is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society.
Dr. Andy Stamford-Clark is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and IBM Master Inventor, creating new technologies for the Internet of Things. He is a designer of the MQTT messaging protocol and has been involved in the development of Node-RED.