What is the Internet of Things (IoT)
To borrow the definition from Wikipedia:
The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects or "things" embedded with electronics, software, sensors and network connectivity, which enables these objects to collect and exchange data. The Internet of Things allows objects to be sensed and controlled remotely across existing network infrastructure, creating opportunities for more direct integration between the physical world and computer-based systems, and resulting in improved efficiency, accuracy and economic benefit. Each thing is uniquely identifiable through its embedded computing system but is able to interoperate within the existing Internet infrastructure. Experts estimate that the IoT will consist of almost 50 billion objects by 2020.
Mission & Purpose of the IoT Special Interest Group
Provide a venue for Computer Club members to informally exchange information and to educate and guide one another on how to experiment, design, and implement the microprocessors, micro-controllers, sensors and activators associated with the Internet of Things. It is expected that this knowledge sharing will include programming, minor electronics and networking.
The IoT SIG will increase the member's knowledge of home automation and monitoring components and implementations and provide a venue for the exchange of IoT information.