raspberry pi

PIPER....you'll love it

What do you get if you combine a Raspberry Pi with Minecraft and lots of other bits and pieces? The answer is 'Piper', the perfect game to build, code and learn. Don't just take our word for it, the '"Woz" loves it too!

pocketbeagle, linux computer, ultra tiny

Make this puppy fly...

Build a quadcopter or drone flight controller from the PocketBeagle

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Christmas micro:bit coding

Pifection...the new Raspberry Pi Model B+

Faster processing, faster networking and improved connectivity - now comes with onboard dual band 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless LAN

Flick boards

Save the goldfish - IoT made simple

never forget to feed the fish again with the new Cloudio board from GraspIO


Latest projects

Raspberry Pi home security email

Intruder Alert

Make your own intruder alert for your home with th..

Raspberry Pi, GPS tracker, Microstack

Raspberry Pi 3B+ Treasure Tracker

Create your own Raspberry Pi treasure map, and use..

smart pet robot

Learn how to make a smart home

How to make a smart home with the micro:bit and mi..

PocketBeagle Drone, PocketPilot

PocketPilot - PocketBeagle Drone

Make that puppy fly with the PocketBeagle drone..

Product guides



IoT "Things" – Things are the core elements in collecting information in any IoT system.  See below for an overview of how these sensing elements collect and transmit data.

Sensing - the first stage in IoT
Understanding Low Power Nodes


Gathering data from all the Things or Nodes is what the IoT buzz is all about.  Read on to see how the information flow is handled by Nodes and Gateways.

Taking control of data in IoT
IoT Security - Part 1
IoT Security - Part 2


With all the wireless protocols available today, an understanding of the various protocols is critical for choosing the right solution for your system.   

IoT connectivity solutions
Wireless Protocols
A Designers Guide To NFC

About us

forthings.io, established by Premier Farnell has been developed for hobbyists, makers and start-ups; content driven with projects and educational collateral available forthings.io is a destination for users to play, learn and create.
Passionate to ensure we put the latest technology into the hands of our fellow techies we scour the industry for the best kits, products and tools in order to supply you with the latest products and services to help bring your ideas to life. Offering a vast array of electronics including the world’s most popular single board computers, like the Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone and BBC micro:bit helping you to jump start your project.


Internet of Things Glossary

Below is a list of common terms that are used when discussing an IoT system and its related components.  If you have a question on an additional term and do not see it, just let us know and we will be sure to include it in our list.