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Awesome Internet of Things

🤖 A curated list of awesome Internet of Things projects and resources.

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Arduino MKR WAN 1300, Arduino MKR Zero, Arduino Zero, Arduino Nano 33 BLE, Arduino Nano 33 IoT.

The BeagleBoard is a low-power open-source hardware single-board computer produced by Texas Instruments in association with Digi-Key and Newark element14.

The DragonBoard 410c, a product of Arrow Electronics, is the development board based on the mid-tier Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 410E processor. It features advanced processing power, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth connectivity, and GPS, all packed into a board the size of a credit card.

ESP32, the successor to the ESP8266. ESP32 is power packed with hardware features. The high speed dual core processors along with the numerous built in peripherals it is set to replace micro-controllers in connected products.

HummingBoard is a family of three Linux- and Android-ready, open source SBCs based on 1GHz Freescale i.MX6 SoCs, with a Pi-like 26-pin I/O connector.

The Intel® Galileo Gen 2 board is the first in a family of Arduino*-certified development and prototyping boards based on Intel® architecture and specifically designed for makers, students, educators, and DIY electronics enthusiasts.

Microduino and mCookie bring powerful, small, stackable electronic hardware to makers, designers, engineers, students and curious tinkerers of all ages. Build open-source projects or create innovative new ones.

NodeMCU is an open source IoT platform. It uses the Lua scripting language. It is based on the eLua project, and built on the ESP8266 SDK 0.9.5.

OLinuXino is an Open Source Software and Open Source Hardware low cost (EUR 30) Linux Industrial grade single board computer with GPIOs capable of operating from -25°C to +85°C.

The ODROID means Open + Droid. It is a development platform for the hardware as well as the software.

A suite of hardware and software tools to help you prototype, scale, and manage your Internet of Things products.

Pinoccio is a solution to add mesh networking capability and WiFi-Internet access to all yout IoT devices, and it is Arduino compatible.

UDOO is a single-board computer with an integrated Arduino 2 compatible microcontroller, designed for computer science education, the world of Makers and the Internet of Things.

Operating systems

Main development repository for TinyOS (an OS for embedded, wireless devices).

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Apache Mynewt is a real-time, modular operating system for connected IoT devices that need to operate for long periods of time under power, memory, and storage constraints. The first connectivity stack offered is BLE 4.2.

The ARM® mbed™ IoT Device Platform provides the operating system, cloud services, tools and developer ecosystem to make the creation and deployment of commercial, standards-based IoT solutions possible at scale.

FreeRTOS is a popular real-time operating system kernel for embedded devices, that has been ported to 35 microcontrollers.

OpenWrt is an operating system (in particular, an embedded operating system) based on the Linux kernel, primarily used on embedded devices to route network traffic. The main components are the Linux kernel, util-linux, uClibc or musl, and BusyBox. All components have been optimized for size, to be small enough for fitting into the limited storage and memory available in home routers.

NodeOS is an operating system entirely written in Javascript, and managed by npm on top of the Linux kernel.

Raspbian is a free operating system based on Debian optimized for the Raspberry Pi hardware.

(Server) - A Linux distribution designed to greatly reduce the amount of time required to set up and maintain common network services.

Windows 10 IoT is a family of Windows 10 editions targeted towards a wide range of intelligent devices, from small industrial gateways to larger more complex devices like point of sales terminals and ATMs.

Linux Foundation Projects RTOS aiming at beeing secure and safe.

Programming languages

Live programming platform for IoT projects based on Pharo

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A general-purpose, imperative computer programming language, supporting structured programming, lexical variable scope and recursion, while a static type system prevents many unintended operations.


A general-purpose programming language. It has imperative, object-oriented and generic programming features, while also providing facilities for low-level memory manipulation.

Optionally typed and dynamic language, with static-typing and static compilation capabilities.


A minimal and fast scripting engine for configuration files and basic application scripting. [MIT]

Lua, extended with optimizations and specific features for efficient and portable embedded software development.

ELFE is a very simple and small programming language. While it is a general-purpose programming language, it is specifically tuned to facilitate the configuration and control of swarms of small devices such as sensors or actuators.

a lean and efficient Python implementation for microcontrollers and constrained systems

Originally written in OCaml before bootstrapping.


Core Astarte Repository


Open source home automation that puts local control and privacy first


Open-source IoT Gateway - integrates devices connected to legacy and third-party systems with ThingsBoard IoT Platform using Modbus, CAN bus, BACnet, BLE, OPC-UA, MQTT, ODBC and REST protocols


The Open Source Controller


The database built for IoT streaming data storage and real-time stream processing.


AllJoyn is an open source software framework that makes it easy for devices and apps to discover and communicate with each other.

HomeKit is a framework for communicating with and controlling connected accessories in a user’s home.

Blynk is a platform for creating iOS and Android apps for connected things. You can easily build graphic interfaces for all your projects by simply dragging and dropping widgets (right on the smartphone). Supports Ethernet, WiFi, Bluetooth, GSM/GPRS, USB/Serial connections with wide range of prototyping platforms from Arduino, Raspberry, ARM mbed, Particle, RedBear, etc.

The Eclipse SmartHome framework is designed to run on embedded devices, such as a Raspberry Pi, a BeagleBone Black or an Intel Edison. It requires a Java 7 compliant JVM and an OSGi (4.2+) framework, such as Eclipse Equinox.

Freedomotic is an open source, flexible, secure Internet of Things (IoT) development framework, useful to build and manage modern smart spaces. It is targeted to private individuals (home automation) as well as business users (smart retail environments, ambient aware marketing, monitoring and analytics, etc). Written in Java, it can interact with well known standard building automation protocols as well as with "do it yourself" solutions.

Kura aims at offering a Java/OSGi-based container for M2M applications running in service gateways. Kura provides or, when available, aggregates open source implementations for the most common services needed by M2M applications.

Lelylan is an IoT cloud platform based on a lightweight microservices architecture. The Lelylan platform is both hardware-agnostic and platform-agnostic. This means that you can connect any hardware, from the ESP8266 to the most professional embedded hardware solution and everything in between - and it can run on any public cloud, your own private datacenter, or even in a hybrid environment, whether virtualized or bare metal.

The main goal of Mihini is to deliver an embedded runtime running on top of Linux, that exposes high-level API for building M2M applications. Mihini aims at enabling easy and portable development, by facilitating access to the I/Os of an M2M system, providing a communication layer, etc.

The openHAB runtime is a set of OSGi bundles deployed on an OSGi framework (Equinox). It is therefore a pure Java solution and needs a JVM to run. Being based on OSGi, it provides a highly modular architecture, which even allows adding and removing functionality during runtime without stopping the service.

Gobot is a framework for robotics, physical computing, and the Internet of Things, written in the Go programming language.

LWMQN is an open source project that follows part of OMA LWM2M v1.0 specification and uses the IP-base Smart Object model to meet the minimum requirements of machine network management. It provides both server-side and machine-side libraries to make full-stack IoT development possible with JavaScript and Node.js. See also: IPSO Alliance Technical Archive.

Pimatic is a home automation framework that runs on node.js. It provides a common extensible platform for home control and automation tasks.

Open-source distributed ledger protocol for IoT. Uses a directed acyclic graph (DAG) instead of a blockchain.

An open platform for monitoring and controlling devices over the web.


Create agents that monitor and act on your behalf. Your agents are standing by!


A distributed MQTT message broker based on Erlang/OTP. Built for high quality & Industrial use cases.


Open-source Back-end, self-hostable & ready to use - Real-time, storage, advanced search - Web, Apps, Mobile, IoT -


EMQ X Broker - Scalable Distributed MQTT Message Broker for IoT in the 5G Era


Nano MQTT Broker - An Ultra-light and Blazing-fast MQTT Broker for IoT Edge


A lightweight IoT edge analytics software


t6 is a "Data-first" IoT platform to connect physical Objects with time-series DB and perform Data Analysis.


Corlysis is a platform that helps you with storing and visualizing your time-series data. It is based on the open-source projects Grafana and InfluxDB that also SpaceX uses.

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IoT Gateway with various plug-ins (OPC UA, Mqtt, SQL, REST, SAP, InfluxDB, Printer, ...)


An open-source middleware platform for rapid creation of IoT solutions.

Losant is an easy-to-use and powerful developer platform designed to help you quickly and securely build complex connected solutions. Losant uses open communication standards like REST and MQTT to provide connectivity from one to millions of devices. Losant provides powerful data collection, aggregation, and visualization features to help understand and quantify vast amounts of sensor data. Losant's drag-and-drop workflow editor allows you to trigger actions, notifications, and machine-to-machine communication without programming. is a device management platform for Azure, AWS and IBM IoT Hub, with integration to GitHub, ServiceNow, Cisco Jasper and more. It comes in a free (limited) version along with enterprise offerings.

DreamFactory is a free open source REST API Platform for mobile, web and IoT Applications.

Enterprise ready MQTT broker that can scale to connect millions of IoT devices.

I1820 is a free open source platform which provides discovery, data collection and configuration services based on MQTT. I1820 implements a REST API for controlling the things and it stores all collected data in a Time-Series database named InfluxDB.

IOStash is a high performance IoT platform that is free for DIY developers and non profit applications. It has multiple connectivity options and enables easy development of M2M or M2A applications. IOStash offers Nodejs and Android libraries for easy application creation.

An open-source IoT platform. Device management, data collection, processing and visualization for your IoT solution.

Open source “Internet of Things” application and API to store and retrieve data from things using HTTP. (Demo, Source Code) GPL-3.0 Ruby

Operational analytics for connected devices (includes free-forever tier).

MQTT broker leveraging Apache Kafka as its own storage and distribution engine.

Libraries and Tools

A Smart Object Class that helps you with creating IPSO Smart Objects in your JavaScript applications.

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The United Manufacturing Hub is an open-source industrial IoT and manufacturing application platform enabling users to connect, store, and access all relevant data sources in industrial manufacturing sites and build user-centric dashboards and applications.


An open source SQL database designed to process time series data, faster


Luvit implements the same APIs as Node.js, but in Lua ! While this framework is not directly involved with IoT development, it is still a great way to rapidly build powerful, yet memory efficient, embedded web applications.

Johnny-Five is the original JavaScript Robotics programming framework. Released by Bocoup in 2012, Johnny-Five is maintained by a community of passionate software developers and hardware engineers.

Pi4j is intended to provide a friendly object-oriented I/O API and implementation libraries for Java Programmers to access the full I/O capabilities of the Raspberry Pi platform.

WiringPi is a GPIO access library written in C for the BCM2835 used in the Raspberry Pi.

Tool to visualize your MQTT topics in a topic hierarchy, a MQTT swiss-army knife.


A free open source tool to build, run, and deploy linux applications as unikernels.


Amazon Dash Button is a Wi-Fi connected device that reorders your favorite item with the press of a button.

A real-time interactive dashboard and visualization creator implementing an intuitive drag & drop interface.

A docker orchestrator designed to manage IoT devices.

Gladys is an open-source program that runs on the Raspberry Pi and integrates into the entire home network system.



The ETSI Technical Committee is developing standards for Machine to Machine Communications.

The purpose and goal of oneM2M is to develop technical specifications which address the need for a common M2M Service Layer that can be readily embedded within various hardware and software, and relied upon to connect the myriad of devices in the field with M2M application servers worldwide.

OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA) is an industrial M2M communication protocol for interoperability developed by the OPC Foundation.


OCF, The Open Connectivity Foundation, develop standards and certification for devices involved in the Internet of Things (IoT) based around Constrained Application Protocol (CoAP).


The Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI) aims to strengthen links and build new relationships between the different IoT players (industries, SMEs, startups) and sectors.

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) is the body that oversees the development of Bluetooth standards and the licensing of the Bluetooth technologies and trademarks to manufacturers.

The IPSO Alliance provides a foundation for industry growth by fostering awareness, providing education, promoting the industry, generating research, and creating a better understanding of IP and its role in the Internet of Things.

The LoRa Alliance is an open, non-profit association of members that believes the internet of things era is now. It was initiated by industry leaders with a mission to standardize Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) being deployed around the world to enable Internet of Things (IoT), machine-to-machine (M2M), and smart city, and industrial applications.

The mission of the OPC Foundation is to manage a global organization in which users, vendors and consortia collaborate to create data transfer standards for multi-vendor, multi-platform, secure and reliable interoperability in industrial automation. To support this mission, the OPC Foundation

The Thread Group, composed of members from Nest, Samsung, ARM, Freescale, Silicon Labs, Big Ass Fans and Yale, drives the development of the Thread network protocol.

Wi-Fi Alliance® is a worldwide network of companies composed of several companies forming a global non-profit association with the goal of driving the best user experience with a new wireless networking technology – regardless of brand.

The ZigBee Alliance is an open, non-profit association of approximately 450 members driving development of innovative, reliable and easy-to-use ZigBee standards.

Established in 2005, the Z-Wave Alliance is comprised of industry leaders throughout the globe that are dedicated to the development and extension of Z-Wave as the key enabling technology for 'smart' home and business applications.


This article attemps to give an answer to what exactly is the “Internet of things” and what impact it is going to have on us.

The Internet of Things World conference investigates IoT application development, security, and business models.

A testing methodology for managing the permutations of parameters while testing an IoT based product.


This white paper introduces a Reference Architecture for the Internet of Things (IoT): this includes the devices as well as the server-side and cloud architecture required to interact with and manage the devices.

Intel's vision in enabling secure and seamless solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT).

This paper presents a cloud centric vision for worldwide implementation of Internet of Things. The key enabling technologies and application domains that are likely to drive IoT research in the near future are discussed.

A white paper from the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) written in the form of a set of recommendations to policy maker on leveraging and realizing the potential of the Internet of Things market.

This white paper compares the current Internet of Things market rise to other industrial revolutions, the challenges it introduces, as well as its consequences on our daily lives.