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Designing the Internet of Things

Adrian McEwen, Hakim Cassimally

ISBN: 978-1-118-43062-0 November 2013 336 Pages


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.

Introduction 1


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


Chapter 9: Business Models 227

Chapter 10: Moving to Manufacture 255

Chapter 11: Ethics 289

Index 311