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Open Source Hardware and Software are Key to IoT

by Ashish Syal, Chief Engineer

It's so simple, really. What we all want is to build something that solves a problem in the best way we can. And we want it fast. And cheap. But it's not so simple, after all. There are a myriad of combinations and permutations that will get you (eventually) from here to there. How can you ensure your IoT project gets off the drawing board and into the market?

Starting an Internet of Things (IoT) project is daunting. You may have an idea of what your end product or service is required to do (or you may not), but you don't always know the best way to get there. So you start – you design a prototype, you source components, you build code, you test, and you find that the solution you thought you had just isn't suitable after all – the connectivity technology you selected doesn't work the way you need it to. So you start again.

And there's the problem. Because of one component of your prototype, you have to start over completely, because your next choice requires a completely different connector, different hardware, and different code...

See also

  • Learn more about mangOH, the first IoT open source hardware for industry on
  • Learn more about Legato, a Linux based open source operating system and application framework for the IoT on