* Posts by wmertens

1 post • joined 29 Feb 2020

Dear makers of smart home things. Yeah, you with that bright idea of an IoT Candle. Here's an SDK from Amazon

wmertens

The real IoT devices

The real contenders are super-cheap Wi-Fi devices based on the ESP8266 chipset. You can have cerified $10 behind-the-wallswitch devices like the Shelly 1 that use a cloud service but can also instead talk to a local MQTT broker.

You can even flash an open source firmware (Tasmota) onto them.

No vendor lock-in, no royalties. I suppose Amazon could fork Tasmota so that it works with the AWS services discussed here.

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