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What's in your Pocket? New PocketBeagle now in stock

Get your hands on the new ultra-tiny, complete open source USB key fob Linux computer

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Find out what you need to know to make your own streaming kit, and save £10 / €10 on the Raspberry Pi3 and Camera board. Apply promo code PITUBE.

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Save the goldfish - IoT made simple

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


Latest projects

Raspberry Pi Desktop Linux PC

DIY Desktop Computer

Make your own Linux desktop computer with the Rasp..

Raspberry Pi IoT weather station dashboard

A Raspberry Pi IoT project for all seasons

The Raspberry Pi Weather Station not only shows yo..

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Alarm Control Panel for Home Assistant

A control panel powered by Raspberry Pi 3 using a ..

Ironman Hits the Dancefloor

Ironman Hits the Dancefloor

Turn the Matrix creator into the ultimate VU meter..

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

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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.