A definition of the internet of things

The internet of things, also named iot, is nothing more than a buzzword. Things were connected to the internet way before than this buzzword came on the market. The main difference is that some solutions, some technologies gave the possibilities for everyone to be able to create easily their own connected objects, Arduino, that we will talk about later on within this course is one of those technologies.

So to make it simple, the internet of things, mean that an object can be connected to the internet and as it can be connected to the internet and you too... well it means that both can interact together.

Note as well that when we deal with the term iot, we also sometimes refer to connected devices in general, so an object can be connected in Bluetooth without being directly connected to the internet. Though it may be connected in Bluetooth to something connected on the internet with which you can interact with. So the term connected device probably make more sense.

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