IoT, “naam to suna hi hoga.”. If you haven’t, then allow us to tell you. No! it’s not a season like GoT. IoT stands for Internet of Things, and the term itself is sort of self-explanatory. Let’s see how:
We know the internet as a platform where we interact with other people, seek information, and communicate. It is the backbone of technology these days, and almost everyone relies on it, whether directly or indirectly.
‘Things’ is as generic a term can get. Yes, things can be anything, random stuff lying around your bed, your possessions, the money you owe to a friend, or a talking chair; yes we know that doesn’t exist, but you get the point, don’t you?
So, if I may ask you Einstein, what would be Internet-of-Things?
Yes, no matter how stupid it sounds, you guessed it right. Internet-of-Things means a medium through which things communicate over the internet. The only difference between them and humans is that they do not comment on profile pictures with “Nyc pic deer”. All kidding aside, IoT is one of the most emerging fields of this time, and has an enormous potential for growth. One can simply say that “IoT is the future”.
How does it works?
The principle IoT is based on is simple; your mobile phone or system connects to the internet, and so does the end device, such as, light bulb, air conditioner, refrigerator, or any electronic device via a microcontroller. The system notifies the microcontroller, whenever an interaction with the external devices is needed. The microcontroller then sends a command over the internet to actuate the electronic device. Now the fun part is that, as the system is potentially wireless, there is no spacial constraint. Having said that, it means that if you have a system installed here in Pakistan, you can even control it from as far as Antarctica… only if you can manage Wifi, and an Eskimo suit.
Now that you know what IoT can do, let us look into some of the very useful applications of this technology using our IoT Starter Kit.
1) Control Appliances through WiFi
You would have the freedom to connect your appliances to WiFi, so that you could operate them from literally anywhere without getting up. *sings The Lazy Song*
2) Door Lock Security System
If you are obviously not sitting in front of the door like this, you could get notified if someone breaks in or tries to do so.
3) Remote Weather Monitor
You could also make a weather monitoring system, which could note the temperature and humidity of the atmosphere, and predict the possible forecasts.
4) Gas Leakage Detector
This is a crucial life-saving system. You could make a gas leakage system and install it next to your gas sources, so that you know when the gas level gets hazardous.
5) Light Sensitive Devices Control
Light sensitive devices is also another great application. You could make house lamps that dim/brighten on detecting the surrounding levels of light.
6) Automatic Plant Watering
In case you have gardening as hobby, you can build your own smart plants watering systems. Know what? you can actually take care of your plants while you are away.
and many more…
Got CRAZY ideas? This was just a headstart, grab your IoT Starter Kit today, and GET STARTED.
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