IoT Sensors and Actuators

Explore IoT smart sensor and actuator solution providers. Compare types and technical requirements and protocols across market industries.

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June 20, 2018

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Arduino / DIY sensors

Looking for some plug and play sensor platforms? Or some easy to use standalone sensors and actuators?

SUNFOUNDER ARDUINO SENSOR KIT

SUNFOUNDER ARDUINO SENSOR KIT

$66 --- 37 Modules Sensor Kit V1.0 for Arduino. "35 projects and 37 modules for you to learn basic knowledge about Arduino. With an...

GROVE - STARTER KIT FOR ARDUINO

GROVE - STARTER KIT FOR ARDUINO

$49.90 - Includes a base shield along with a sound, touch, temp, light and rotary angle sensor.

GROVEPI+ BASE KIT

GROVEPI+ BASE KIT

$89.99 - The Base Kit includes the GrovePi board and 12 Grove sensors (Sound, Temp and humidity, light, ultrasonic, rotart angle) so you can build...

LORA SENSOR KIT

LORA SENSOR KIT

€ 299.00 - "The Kit includes everything you need to get started with new IoT networks. It consists of a powerful Arduino computer, LoRa Radio and...

Raspberry Pi Smart Sensor Kits

Additional

DIY Platforms

Projects / Organizations

  • Public Lab
    "A community where you can learn how to investigate environmental concerns. Using inexpensive DIY techniques, we seek to change how people see the world in environmental, social, and political terms."

DIY Smart Sensor Projects

IoT Sensor Manufacturers

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MEMSIC (Acquired by IDG) designs, manufactures and markets CMOS MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) IC products that have on-chip mixed signal processing..
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Monnit

Murray United States `
Monnit sells wireless gateways, sensors, starter kits, software, and controllers.
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TE Connectivity

Schaffhausen Switzerland `
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STMicroelectronics

Plan-les-Ouates Switzerland `
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Texas Instruments

Dallas United States `
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Dialog Semiconductor

London United Kingdom `

Industrial

Sensor SoC

Construction / Buildings

Smart Data Centers / Server Monitoring

Smart Label Sensors

Motion Sensors

Acoustic

Sensor Fusion

General:

IoT Sensor Data Platforms

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SensorUp

Calgary Canada `
SensorUp develops an IoT cloud platform.
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IntelliSense.io

Cambridge United Kingdom `
IntelliSense.io provides a cloud platform for the natural resources industries with a focus on mining operations.
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Ayla Networks

Sunnyvale United States `
Ayla Networks provides cloud platform for major hardware and application vendors.
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Samsara

San Francisco United States `
Samsara sells hardware and end-to-end solutions for fleet and industrial applications.

Sensor List and Protocols

Protocols

  • OGC SensorThings API is an OGC standard specification for providing an open and unified way to interconnect IoT devices, data, and applications over the Web.
  • XEP-0323: Internet of Things - Sensor Data: Sensor data interchange over XMPP networks
  • IETF: SenML Media Types for Sensor Markup Language

Energy Harvesting

IoT Actutators

MOTI

MOTI

Moti is a new platform for easily building things that move. It consists of smart motors that are accessible from a web browser. There, you can...

Additional resources

Videos

Background Articles

Research

  • Synthetic Sensors
    "exploring the notion of general-purpose sensing, where a single highly capable sensor can indirectly monitor a large context without direct instrumentation of objects."