DIY IoT projects with no coding or soldering required!


Getting Started (1): Beginner’s Guide to Building IoT Devices

Welcome to SimpleIOThings! This site was built to help average people build cheap and simple Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices. No coding knowledge or electronics soldering is required to build smart home devices that make life safer and easier. Until Now, IoT Devices Were Either Expensive or Hard to Make As a technology enthusiast, I was excited about a…

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What is the Internet of Things?

You might be wondering, what exactly is this Internet-of-Things you keep hearing about? Recent advances in technology mean that small devices like watches, clocks, alarms, TVs, light switches, electrical plugs, (i.e. “things”) can all connect to the internet. Adding connectivity to these Internet of Things (commonly abbreviated as IoT) devices means they can send data continuously to the cloud…

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Getting Started (3): Setup ESP8266 Dev Board

For all projects on SimpleIOThings, you’ll need to setup ESP8266 Dev Boards. The dev board is the most important piece of hardware in our projects because they execute computer programs that power our sensors and connect to the internet. In this “Getting Started” tutorial,  we’re going to teach the dev board to understand a programming…

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Getting Started (2): Setup IFTTT

All of the projects on SimpleIOThings use an internet service called If This Then That (IFTTT). IFTTT executes an action, like sending an SMS or posting a Tweet, when an event takes place. Combinations of events and actions are called recipes, and you can do a lot of cool stuff with IFTTT recipes. For example, I…

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