Sunday, April 24, 2016

Add these 5 IoT Starter kits to your IOT Arsenal

The following five kits are Microsoft Azure Certified and these includes sensors and actuators. There is excellent support in the form of user-friendly tutorials that connect your devices to Microsoft Azure IOT.

The following are the kits that are Microsoft Azure Certified (taken from Microsoft Site):

Adafruit Raspberry Pi Kit:
Powered by Windows 10, this credit-card sized computer is capable of many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing or even playing video games. This kit provides all the necessary sensors and components to get started using Raspberry Pi and Azure IoT.
More info here.(

Adafruit Feather M0 Kit:
Feather is the new development board from Adafruit, and like its namesake it is thin and light. Adafruit designed Feather to be a new standard for portable microcontroller cores. This is the Adafruit Feather M0 WiFi w/ATWINC1500 - our take on an 'all-in-one' Arduino-compatible + high speed, reliable WiFi with built in USB and battery charging.

Adafruit Huzzah Feather ESP8266 Kit:
Designed for those who want to use the new low-cost Adafruit Feather HUZZAH with ESP8266 WiFi microcontroller and are comfortable with that platform to explore Azure IoT. An Arduino or other microcontroller is not required.

Seeed - Intel Edison Kit:
Designed for expert makers, entrepreneurs, and some industrial IoT applications, the Intel® Edison compute module provides ease-of-development for a range of prototyping projects or commercial ventures when performance matters.

SparkFun Thing Dev Kit: ($39.95)
Designed around the ESP8266 SOC, the Thing Dev board is a cost-effective, and very capable Wi-Fi-enabled microcontroller. This kit provides all the necessary sensors and components to get started using the ThingDev microcontroller and Azure IoT.

More detailss here

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