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


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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


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


Mems technology, Flow sensors, Accelerometers, Sensing technology, Inertial systems, Magnetometers, Tilt sensors


Monnit is the leader in Low Cost Remote Monitoring Solutions and Wireless Sensing, allowing you to monitor your business or home from anywhere.

TE Connectivity

TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL) is a $12 billion global technology leader. Our connectivity and sensor solutions are essential in today’s increasingly...


ST offers the simplest, fastest and most robust way to develop applications for the Internet of Things (IoT) with our unique portfolio covering...

NXP Semiconductors

From microcontrollers and processors to sensors, analog ICs and connectivity, our technologies are fueling innovation in automotive, consumer,...

Texas Instruments

TI is a global semiconductor design & manufacturing company. Innovate with 80,000+ analog ICs & embedded processors, software & largest sales/support...

Dialog Semiconductor

Dialog Semiconductor creates highly integrated standard and custom mixed-signal integrated circuits optimised for Smartphone, Tablet, IoT, Solid...


Sensor SoC

Construction / Buildings

Smart Data Centers / Server Monitoring

Smart Label Sensors

Motion Sensors


Sensor Fusion


IoT Sensor Data Platforms


SensorUp makes information from all different kinds of sensors accessible in a single platform, by using open standards to connect the sensors....


IntelliSense.io is the market leader in providing realtime insights from sensor data for capital and asset intensive industries that: -...

Ayla Networks

Ayla's Internet Of Things (IoT) Enterprise Software Platform enables manufacturers and service providers to bring connected products to market...


Samsara is designed for diverse environments from energy monitoring to asset utilization to vehicle tracking. Fully-wireless sensors are flexible...

Sensor List and 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 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


Background Articles


  • 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."