Designing the Internet of Things

Designing the Internet of Things

Adrian McEwen, Hakim Cassimally

Language: English

Pages: 336

ISBN: 111843062X

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Take your idea from concept to production with this unique guide

Whether it's called physical computing, ubiquitous computing, or the Internet of Things, it's a hot topic in technology: how to channel your inner Steve Jobs and successfully combine hardware, embedded software, web services, electronics, and cool design to create cutting-edge devices that are fun, interactive, and practical. If you'd like to create the next must-have product, this unique book is the perfect place to start.

Both a creative and practical primer, it explores the platforms you can use to develop hardware or software, discusses design concepts that will make your products eye-catching and appealing, and shows you ways to scale up from a single prototype to mass production.

  • Helps software engineers, web designers, product designers, and electronics engineers start designing products using the Internet-of-Things approach
  • Explains how to combine sensors, servos, robotics, Arduino chips, and more with various networks or the Internet, to create interactive, cutting-edge devices
  • Provides an overview of the necessary steps to take your idea from concept through production

If you'd like to design for the future, Designing the Internet of Things is a great place to start.

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collect lots of different parts together. In a process known as multishot moulding, you can even share parts of different colours on the same mould. With carefully measured volumes for each part, one of the colours of plastic is injected first to fill the parts which need to be that colour. Then the other colour is injected to fill the remainder of the mould. Obviously, there is a section of the mould cavity where the different colours mix, but with careful design, that is just part of the sprue

electronic equipment being produced. For smaller producers, such as those who generate less than a tonne of electronic equipment, there are fixed-price schemes for a few hundred pounds per year. Larger producers report the total weight of devices they’ve shipped, at regular intervals (usually quarterly), and pay proportionally. Costs As we’ve seen in the rest of this chapter, you have many things to consider as you move to higher volume manufacturing. Unfortunately, lots of them involve

and show whomever was at home the current location of both John and his wife (one hand on the clock for each). Over the following years, John has refined the concept and turned it into an Internet of Things product. The software has been updated to hook into more location services, such as FourSquare, as their popularity has increased, and the physical form of the device itself has also evolved. Using an existing clock for the housing and face had its issues: there’s the challenge of sourcing

can be arbitrarily long and give the sender some assurance that it actually arrived at the destination intact. Because the combination of TCP and IP is so useful, many services are built on it in turn, such as email and the HTTP protocol that transmits information across the World Wide Web. The IP Protocol Suite (TCP/IP) The combination of TCP and IP is so ubiquitous that we often refer simply to “TCP/IP” to describe a whole suite or stack of protocols layered on top of each other, each layer

computing platforms. We can start with a look at one which so popularised the ATmega328 that a couple of years ago it led to a worldwide shortage of the chip in the through-hole package, as for a short period demand outstripped supply. Arduino Without a doubt, the poster child for the Internet of Things, and physical computing in general, is the Arduino. These days the Arduino project covers a number of microcontroller boards, but its birth was in Ivrea in Northern Italy in 2005. A group from

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