During this course, you'll learn how to create a working IoT model
In this course, we'll be focusing on practical IoT tasks. If you've gone through our previous IoT courses, many of the topics here should sound quite familiar. However, that was mostly just theory, now you'll actually get to use many of the tools that were mentioned during those courses.
IBM Cloud is a set of cloud computing services. In many ways, this will serve as the backbone of our IoT projects
Watson is an IBM supercomputer that combines artificial intelligence (AI) and sophisticated analytical software for optimal performance as a "question answering" machine. Using the IBM Watson IOT platform allows us to access an IoT platform, that we can then connect devices to. Alternatively, you can also use it to simulate devices.
Node-RED itself is a flow-based development tool for visual programming. We'll go over the installation process, and after this course, you should be familiar with using the Node-RED flow editor.
We'll be using Telegram, with Node-RED to create our own chatbots. You'll learn how to set different rules for them, and also how you can create a bot that automatically translates the text.
An IoT platform is a multi-layer technology that enables easy provisioning, management, and automation of connected devices. It connects your hardware to the cloud by using flexible connectivity options, high-quality security mechanisms, and broad data processing powers. For developers, an IoT platform provides a set of features that greatly speed up the development of applications for connected devices.
Generally speaking, there are 4 important things that any working IoT model (platforms included) needs.