Today, if your product or application doesn’t have a connection to the cloud somehow, it is old hat. However, adding the cloud to your design skills is not as easy as they like to make you believe, which is why all sorts of kits and tools to help you with this have seen the light of day.

Microchip, known by many of us as the manufacturer of the PIC and AVR microcontrollers, also jumped in and launched the AVR-IoT and PIC-IoT boards. These boards, and the supporting software tools, are intended to help you quickly connect to the cloud.

In this video we give these boards a try to see if what they claim is true.