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By kingtermite
#201702
So...I've been slowly getting the bug to play in the IoT arena more and more the past few years. I'm looking for a good forum and maybe some good tutorial websites.

I'm not a complete noob, I have a degree in computer engineering and have done some custom micocontroller projects back in college. I'm just looking for good resources to help me get started. :ugeek:

Something to help me compare between boards/platforms, finding out what resources are out there, etc....

Can anybody help me with some good pointers?

P.S. This seemed to be the closest thing to a decent and active IoT forum I could find. I was hoping to find a generic IoT forum, not one tied to any particular platform. If there is a more platform independent IoT forum (that is active), please point me to it.
#202491
The term IoT spans many technologies, of which you know already quite a few.
I'ld suggest you dream up your imaginary most inspiring IoT application, and simply start to build it.

Suggestions to google for :
"low power communication technology" (compare lora, sigfox, nb-iot, wifi, ble etc).
"Lowpower design" - may be needed if your device is battery powered.
"IoT platforms"- (like The Things Network), which have their advantages and disadvantages.

The optimal choices in general depend on: required bandwidth for your application, available battery power, and how much new technology you wish to learn. Once you have selected a communication tech and power options, you can find a suitable board.

Is there anything useful in this story for you?