Elektor July/August 2023

No longer a concept discussed only in engineering labs and lecture halls, the "Internet of Things" (IoT) is now part of our everyday parlance: it is discussed on major news shows; and IoT applications are marketed by major data providers (e.g., Verizon) and consumer electronics powerhouses (e.g., Apple). In this edition of Elektor Mag, we focus on cutting-edge IoT- and sensor-related technologies, and we present a variety of innovative IoT- and sensor-based projects. For the former, consider starting with the articles, "Is Matter the Thread to Save the Smart Home?" and "Selecting Microcontroller Dev Kits for IoT and IIoT Applications: An Introductory Guide." If you want to dive immediately into projects, consider starting with "Low-Power LoRa Weather Station: Build a long-range weather station by yourself" or "Wireless Emergency Push Button: Enhanced Safety with LoRa." We are sure this issue will help get your creative juices flowing! As usual, be sure to share your ideas and projects via the Elektor Labs platform.



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August 2023 - Editorial Webinar
Developing with the Thing Plus Matter Board and Simplicity Studio


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Until recently, entering the home automation realm meant committing to a specific ecosystem. However, the game has changed with the introduction of Matter — an open-source protocol that enables seamless communication between IoT devices. Join Elektor on August 24, 2023 (4:00 PM Berlin) for an insightful webinar, "A Matter of Collaboration: Developing with the Thing Plus Matter Board and Simplicity Studio." In this webinar, Rob Reynolds (Creative Technologist, SparkFun) joins Clemens Valens to demonstrate how to develop a small, Matter-compatible demo application using the innovative SparkFun Thing Plus Matter Development Board and the powerful Simplicity Studio IDE. Note: We are excited to announce that we will be giving away five SparkFun Thing Plus Matter Development Boards to lucky attendees of the webinar. Participate in the webinar for a chance to win one of these cutting-edge boards and to accelerate your IoT development journey!



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