IoT Projects

Last year I got a free Intel Edison, thanks  Hackaday,  and only recently started seriously using this cool platform.  I’m surprised that Intel doesn’t make it or the Galileo anymore considering how POWERFUL this little thing is.  It has a gigabyte of RAM, 20 GPIO pins, I2C, SPI, 6 analog inputs, WiFi on chip, Bluetooth, and it runs Linux (Yocto)!   I only wish I had started to play with this thing earlier.   I now have Node-RED running on it and an MQTT broker.   I also have a Raspberry Pi W running (incredibly, I think) a Node-RED instance and, likewise, an MQTT broker.   But lately I’ve become intrigued by the super CHEAP ESP8266 family of devices from Expressif.