The reach of IoT on our world is more profound than just connecting things to the Internet. It is about magic. Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic, and what is IoT if not magic?

It is a form of magic we can reproduce with consistency.

What we are about to see are indeed a couple of magic formulas in a mathemagical language known as coding. As magic, coding is all about making new things from basic ingredients. The main ingredients of such formulas are, as prototyping require, cheap, open source tools for makers. In the first experiment they are:

  • 12v powered plasma ball
  • Server Running IoTivity CSDK
  • Arduino ATmega2560 + Arduino-compatible Ethernet Shield
  • HanRun HR911105A
  • Router: WRT54G (OpenWrt Backfire 10.x)
  • 5V Relay HXJ-36
  • Raspberry Pi 2 + RabbitMax Hat
  • Samsung Z1 Mobile (Tizen 2.4 Mobile)
  • Samsung Gear S2 (Tizen 2.3.1 Wearable)

Instead, speaking of the second one:

  • Fan
  • Samsung Z1 (Tizen 2.4 Mobile)
  • Samsung Gear S2 (Tizen 2.3.1 Wearable)
  • Samsung ARTIK10 Tizen 3.0: Common

But what do these spells do once cast?

 

While turning on a plasma ball or spinning a fan may doesn’t seem exciting to someone, the underlying mechanism turns out to be the truly intriguing part. IoTivity, the open source framework for zero friction M2M connectivity: this is the quintessence of the experiment, the fluid that permeated anything in physics before Einstein. This is the secret sauce.

Thanks to its open source nature and the broad spectrum of industry leaders as guidance, IoTivity may ensure fast time to market, easier maintenance and at the same time guarantees IP protection and branding. Leveraging such a fertile ground, IoTivity is the most notable effort in the open source framework towards a smart IoT network, and from its launch, last year alone, has grown to the point where it’s safe to call it the most robust, cloud-friendly, IP-friendly architecture to date.

Take a look at this presentation by Philippe Coval to dig deeper. It is a door to a new, seamless world.