Ivy Suite - A home automation kit for Artik Cloud
10 Oct 2016
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Artik cloud is an amazing platform for IoT devices. With features like analytics, rule formations and cloud connectors Artik cloud not only support Io devices from other vendors, but also supports communications with other IoT cloud services . This is one remarkable feature that most cloud services do not provide. So, now it’s simple to connect my S2 Gear to my Artik account and track my health. Not only that but now I can create rules that would notify my fridge about the calories burnt, so the fridge might suggest me interesting drink maybe.
Though all this seem very futuristic, but there are many devices in our home that are not yet IoT enabled or are not “compatible“. Sometimes buying these devices also becomes a bit heavy on the pocket. Example a smart Bulb costs around 90$ or so, but instead what if we are able to control our regular bulb over Wi-Fi. Or maybe we can control a table fan.
Well IVY suite for the rescue. IVY suite is basically a collection of small devices build around open source hardware like arduino and ESP that allows you to connect some incompatible devices to Artik cloud. IVY suite consists of: