Makers, developers and hobbyists looking for a way to make more interactive projects using the Internet of things to expand the functionality of their ideas, might be interested in a new platform called WeIO.
WeIO has been specifically designed for creating Internet of things style projects and allow wireless connectivity, with programming its creators say is as easy as building websites. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the WeIO project and see it in action.
The new WeIO Internet of things platform is an innovative open source hardware and software system that has been created for rapid prototyping and creation of wirelessly connected interactive objects.
The WeIO platform can be programmed using popular Web languages such as HTML5 or Python and is currently over on the Indiegogo crowd funding website looking to raise enough pledges to make the jump from concept to production. Its creators explain a little more:
“ WeIO is made for the lazy ones ;). We visualize all sensor data in realtime on our smartphone from browser. We program from browser, also. WeIO connection from things (even if it’s just one photoresistor) to any smartphone or tablet is instant and visual. Our secret is HTML5!
Painless control from any smartphone or tablet! Program your web app using your computer browser and launch it right away on the board. Observe and control the board from your smartphone or tablet browser. It’s that simple!
The WeIO board comes with a WiFi module integrated in the chip, so that wireless connectivity is there as soon as you plug the board. Both AP (hotspot, for private networks) and STA modes are supported. Configuration is super-easy.
WeIO = development board + WeIO IDE, locally served (not from the cloud, but from the board itself): program and control all inputs and outputs on the board from any browser!
There is nothing to install on your PC to start using WeIO – all SW tools are already present on the board. Just point your browser to it, and start using it right away.”
So if you think WeIO Internet of things platform is something you could benefit from, visit the Indiegogo website now to make a pledge and help WeIO become a reality and be one of the first to build projects using it.