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.
PART I: PROTOTYPING 5
Chapter 1: The Internet of Things: An Overview 7
Chapter 2: Design Principles for Connected Devices 21
Chapter 3: Internet Principles 41
Chapter 4: Thinking About Prototyping 63
Chapter 5: Prototyping Embedded Devices 87
Chapter 6: Prototyping the Physical Design 147
Chapter 7: Prototyping Online Components 173
Chapter 8: Techniques for Writing Embedded Code 205
PART II: FROM PROTOTYPE TO REALITY 225
Chapter 9: Business Models 227
Chapter 10: Moving to Manufacture 255
Chapter 11: Ethics 289