chipKIT boards have a new option for building IoT applications: the Octoblu platform! In this hackster.io tutorial, Andrew shows you how to get up and running with Octoblu using a chipKIT Uno32 and a chipKIT Motor Shield… oh, and of course, a few other things including omni wheels, to make a cool robot! Give it a gander and “respect” this project 😉
Lee Goldberg, of EDN, takes the chipKIT Wi-FIRE–Digilent’s latest chipKIT board, powered by Microchip’s 32-bit PIC32MZ microcontroller–combines it with Imagination’s FlowCloud service, and proves for himself that building an Internet of Things (IoT) application out of the box can actually be quite simple! Read the EDN review for more details 🙂
The chipKIT embedded platform is a great starting point for developing Internet of Things applications. But how do you store and work with the data that your application collects? With the cloud-based Ubidots platform, you can collect and store your data as “dots.” Every time your device sends a value to their cloud, a “dot” is created. Ubidots offers a free “Maker Plan” which allows you to collect 30,000 “dots” per month.
To get you started, they have created some chipKIT-based application tutorials:
Using the newest chipKIT board by Digilent, chipKIT WiFire, you can speed up application development for the Internet of Things (IoT) using FlowCloud technology by Imagination Technologies! To learn more, read the blogpost on Digilent’s Blog.