Phant.io: The Super-Lightweight Internet of Things
You get what you pay for--literally. Almost any electronic device today can get online, including your car or your refrigerator, for a price, of course. But the Internet of Things is not solely accessible to big manufacturers with tons of resources. Christopher Clark, Director of IT for SparkFun Electronics, presents Phant--a tool for putting the power of building IoT networks into the hands of the average consumer. Built to be lightweight and modular, and open-source end-to-end, Phant is a free, open-source engine designed to run on the smallest devices. Phant powers SparkFun's free streaming service (data.sparkfun.com), and coupled with open-source hardware, it is a powerful tool to rapidly deploy sensor networks to collect rich data from the field. Christopher will take you on a full tour of the open-source technology that makes Phant go and give a demo of building a private sensor network using open-source hardware.
- What is the Internet of Things and how can an individual create things within it?
- What services exist for streaming data from devices and how do Phant and data.sparkfun.com differ?
- How can signals sent from small sensor networks to the Internet be secured and kept private?
- What are some real-world examples where an individual might want to build a sensor network using these tools?
- What are the biggest trends in developing tools for the Internet of Things and what's coming next?
- Christopher Clark, Director of IT, SparkFun Electronics
Miranda Downey, Partnership Coordinator, SparkFun Electronics
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