Setting Up a Light Sensor with an Arduino and a Raspberry Pi
Motivation: About three to six times a day, the sun decides to make life in our trendy, skylit San Francisco office ever so slightly painful for at least one of my colleagues, forcing them to get up and use a long metal rod to slide the fashionable skylight drapes shut. In my never-ending quest to make something in the IoT (Internet of Things) sphere that would remedy this perennial obstacle to productivity, I began with the data collection side of things. Sensors. I bought a fairly cheap Arduino-for-babies kit, grabbed the closest Raspberry Pi I could reach, and got started.
Rapid Prototyping the Internet of Things: Tools for Wiring
Development for the Internet of Things is more complex than mobile app development. Here’s a summary of how it’s done.