Inspired by the open source initiative and to offer low-cost solution with non-constrained R&D flexibility, the TIPoT platform is developed based on free open source software, with the following notable features:
Low-cost hardware platform.
A variety of sensing and display accessories (current examples include light, temperature & humidity, sensing and LCD display).
Free, feature-rich Integrated Development Environment (IDE)
Free, feature-rich network protocol analyzer.
Open source operating system, Contiki (www.contiki-os.org), offers extensive design, research and development flexibility.
Arduino shield pinout compatible.
Software suite includes typical sensing, monitoring, and control application examples, as well as an end-to- end application framework, all using TCP/IPv6 protocol over IEEE 802.15.4.
Significantly lowers the cost for test/experimental R&D and/or prototyping on TCP/IPv6 over wireless sensor network.
Researchers at universities, colleges, government and industrial research institutions/labs
for implementing prototypes, establishing large-scale testbeds for experimental research and performance evaluation of applications, protocols, algorithms, as well as complete products, related to IoT and other relevant technologies
R&D engineers, science/technology enthusiasts, inventors, IoT device vendors, application developers, and service providers.
for the design of novel IoT devices, applications, services, and fast development of prototypes, final products and tools.
e.g. academic institutions and colleges, high schools, for classroom teaching, professional training, course projects, experiments, science fairs, etc.
Teaching and technical training in embedded system programming, embedded operating systems, wireless sensor networks, network protocols, and so on. (Lecture notes and lab materials coming soon…)
Hobbyists and makers
for developing various IoT applications and devices.