Internet of Things

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Objects are increasingly being fitted with small computers similar to our smartphones, arduino or Raspberry Pi allowing them to have a range of functionality such as:

  • Collect data about the operation of the object through sensors
  • Communicate that data via the internet and other mediums
  • Respond to events around them based on sensors
  • Communicate between each other


  • A car that drives itself via GPS and is aware of other cars on the road
  • A tractor that drives itself, harvests automatically and stops when the quota is reached
  • A fridge that reorders food when it gets empty, suggests recipes and communicates with the oven (preheat it etc)
  • A jacket that senses the temperature and heats and cools accordingly

The Internet of Things is an emerging industry and is billed to be the next big thing.