I am on the lookout for sensor-nodes that do not require any DIY or sensor interfacing.


This is because, at times one might just want to setup an IoT Network without having to program or interface certain sensors just to build a proof of concept

Current Finding

Product            |          Positives              | Drawbacks

TI Sensortags     |  * Easy to configure via Apps   |   * Changing Cloud 
                                                           Endpoint not 
                     * Various sensors on-board     |     possible via App
                                                         * By Default send
                     *WLAN/BLE/DualBand                    information
                                                           to IBM Cloud
                                                         * TI is notorious 
                                                           for not being
                                                           friendly with
                                                          * Extremely 
                                                            Setup with
                                                            Code Composer 

I wish to create a inventory summary for IoT Development (on the forum too via this thread) which have the following features:

  1. Out-of-the-box or Off-the-shelf Products

  2. Few Configuration Efforts for sensor nodes (via Apps or simple utilities)

  3. deployment ready

  4. No sensor shields or mounting sensor boards + programming

  5. Avoid use of Gateways (WLAN Technology)

    a. If Gateway exist it should be out-of-the-box.

Are there some other nodes that are available with the following features?

  • Might this be more on-topic on hardwarerecs.stackexchange.com ? Or on Meta here? I suspect it won't be on-topic, unless in meta or chat, but I would love to see this answered Nov 22, 2018 at 9:59
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    I was thinking about shifting this to meta but was not sure about it. Can someone port this to meta?
    – Shan-Desai
    Nov 22, 2018 at 10:00
  • If they don't just copy, paste, delete ;-) A gerta question! I would personally like to know 1) what the devices are actually sensing and 2) what their interface is, both "physical", in the sense of RS232, WiFi, etc and protocol, such as Modbus, CANbus, proprietary. This could become canonical Nov 22, 2018 at 10:10
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    I agree. I do have a clear motive here i.e. mature products in IoT ready for deployments and tests. Your points would make it more concrete.
    – Shan-Desai
    Nov 22, 2018 at 10:20
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    Yeah, sorry, not a great question for meta, since that is designed for discussion of the Stack exchange network etc. Hardware recs could be an option, though.
    – anonymous2
    Nov 23, 2018 at 2:41


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