For those of you who couldn’t make it to our talk “Making Meaning with an Internet of Things” at the IxD13 Conference in Toronto on 1/30/2013, below is a list of technical resources for prototyping IoT.
The books require some understanding of coding and prototyping with electronics, and we recommend starting with the Building Internet of Things book with an Arduino plus wifi or ethernet shield.
Books on getting started:
Building Internet of Things with the Arduino by Charalampos Doukas
Getting Started with the Internet of Things by Cuno Pfister
Arduino Wi-Fi shield: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11287
Arduino Ethernet shield: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/9026
Nanode board: http://www.nanode.eu/
Electric Imp: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11395
There are even more tools and resources out there, and we’d love to hear from you regarding what you’ve discovered.