Hey IoT stack community!
I want to ask how I can simulate an IoT device or a network of IoT devices, if i don't have a single piece of hardware? Is this possible in any way at all?
To give you some context, for the sake of a project I want to demonstrate; that a group of IoT devices are communicating or working in a network.
And most importantly - they are exchanging data between themselves.
I might be a bit broad or too general with the overall description, but that is because I don't have too much knowledge of IoT
Credit to the kind suggestion of a mod here, i will provide you with a rough sketch of the system architecture i have in mind ..
think of a network of IoT devices , belonging to a smart home or a similarly local system. It's not too big but it there are several devices .. say 10 devices
right now i have no hardware in mind as i plan to do just a simulation for the sake of obtaining some observations or results
my only requirement is; to be able to demonstrate activity happening in an IoT network virtually i.e using no hardware, for the moment
I am a Computer Engineer, but consider me an absolute beginner in IoT. The closest thing I have worked with is making/soldering a custom Arduino board from scratch several years ago and some C code to program the microcontroller on it (possibly for LEDs or something, don't remember too well)
I would really appreciate any resources or programming libraries that can help me achieve this.