Industrial-Sized Deals TextBTS15 Shop Women's Handbags Learn more nav_sap_plcc_6M_fly_beacon $5 Albums $5 Off Fire TV Stick Subscribe & Save Shop Popular Services gotS5 gotS5 gotS5  Amazon Echo Starting at $99 Kindle Voyage Metal Gear Solid 5 Gear Up for Football Learn more
Designing the Internet of Things and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more

Designing the Internet of Things 1st Edition

11 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-1118430620
ISBN-10: 111843062X
Why is ISBN important?
ISBN
This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work.
Scan an ISBN with your phone
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for $7.53
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Buy new
$20.10
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
List Price: $29.99 Save: $9.89 (33%)
36 New from $16.09
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Qty:1
Designing the Internet of... has been added to your Cart
More Buying Choices
36 New from $16.09 14 Used from $16.25
Free Two-Day Shipping for College Students with Amazon Student Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student


InterDesign Brand Store Awareness Rent Textbooks
$20.10 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

Designing the Internet of Things + The Silent Intelligence: The Internet of Things + The Internet of Things (The MIT Press Essential Knowledge series)
Price for all three: $41.83

Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

Review

According to friends of mine who work in the disciplines above, this is an excellent introduction to read through the principles of prototyping through to manufacture and business considerations (Mob76 Outlook, December 2013)

About the Author

Adrian McEwen (Liverpool, UK) is an Internet of Things expert. He co-wrote and runs the Howduino course, teaching about Arduino across the UK. Adrian is the curator of official Arduino Ethernet Library. He has prowled the rooftops of Liverpool City Centre embedding Arduino sensors into the city’s infrastructure.

Hakim Cassimally (Liverpool, UK) is an Italian and English Literature Graduate who discovered Perl and never looked back. A writer of SciFi, Hakim founded a study group for the Stanford AI distributed learning classes.

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE


Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (December 9, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 111843062X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118430620
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #130,821 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By M. J. Loring on January 12, 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I've been reading about the Internet of Things in various trade journals for a while now. The subject is always presented somewhat abstractly, which gives one the impression that this is a future technology with no real-life applications just yet. So when Designing the Internet of Things was listed as a recommendation on Amazon, I was eager to get my hands on it.

The book does profile a number of different widgets that have embedded Internet connectivity, some of which the authors were personally involved in the development of. Regrettably, very few of them went beyond gimmicky (a device that blows bubbles in response to Twitter feeds was mentioned repeatedly throughout the book). I was hoping for some examples of something a little more groundbreaking. If the Internet of Things is the Next Big Thing, then surely it will have to do more than blow bubbles.

There is a good but brief introduction to Internet protocol, server-side stuff and APIs, discussion about various programming languages, and a fairly comprehensive review of Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Beagleboard, and a couple of other more obscure platforms with which to experiment. There is virtually no mention of using standalone (Microchip, TI, Atmel, etc.) microcontrollers, however, which was really disappointing, as I suspect very few end products would be commercially viable with an entire embedded Pi or Arduino with add-on Ethernet capability. So this sets the stage for the remainder of the book, which is obviously aimed at the "Maker" crowd. Part 2 brings business modelling, funding sources, and manufacturing into the discussion.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Bradley Jones on March 26, 2014
Format: Paperback
The few reviews on this book already give a lot of details. I was really interested in getting into the "how" of IoT; however, I know this book was titled with the word designing, so I was not surprised to see that it didn't really get deep into building. The book did overview th e elements needed to be considered for designing IoT devices.

What hurt my opinion of this book were the first few chapters. While some might find it interesting to dig deeply into communication protocols, IP history, and the value of open versus closed source, in the end I question whether the level of detail given in this book's early chapters are really needed to design an IoT device. I found the level of detail in these chapters beyond what it seemed I needed to know. It seemed like explaining how trees grow in order to talk about picking out lumber to build a fence.

If this book had stated with chapter 4, "Thinking about Prototyping," I think it would have engaged better. That's where the topics began to get relevant. The chapter on the Arduino and other boards was interesting; however, as others indicated, you aren't going to embed one of these boards into a tiny device like a wristband or piece of clothing.
Examples in the book seemed weak. When talking about the design of IoT devices, I'd expect a lot of great examples of IoT devices that could be built for real world use. The Twitter bubble machine and the WhereDial are interesting "Maker" type projects, but they are really not reflective of projects that could have real world mass market appeal. Many of the other examples and case studies in the book were similar in that they were novel, but really didn't provide much of a take-away to apply to the reader's own projects.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By B. Hallauer on July 4, 2014
Format: Paperback
If you are just getting your prototype for Internet of Things started, this book may take you via a long-winded path to get there. But it does get there, so one needs to be patient reading the book.
The authors have firsthand experience in building widgets and gadgets and have shared a good amount of learnings, resources, best practices based on their own prototypes and industry connections. They break it down to the basics, so it’s easy to grasp.
Suggestion: It would be great if the book had a clear flow of which chapters to skip based on the persona/profile of the reader (a good idea for an online version of the book, by the way)
The writing style is ‘academic’ and will serve teachers/coaches well to train others on the IoT topic.
Also, the title could rather have been a ‘primer on IoT’ rather than ‘designing for IoT’ . Although I sense that the authors may release a later version or follow up that may go deeper into design and architecture of IoT grids in the future, which would be desirable!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By bryan miller on January 9, 2015
Format: Paperback
Though not a how-to book, I found the book a thorough tour of the IoT maker space and corresponding example code. This will not equip you to design an IoT thingy, but the breadth of the topic at tree-level is an excellent tour for anyone wanting to understand from soup to nuts. The IoT examples are a bit hokey, but the point is not lost. Surprising was the tidbits of gems and the excellent writing. Unusual for a technical topic. worth the read.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By David Cross on December 16, 2013
Format: Paperback
I've been hearing people talking about "the internet of things" for a few years now. And I've always find out what they meant by the term. Well now, thanks to this book, I have a really good idea. I might even think about building something for the internet of things myself (you know, in my copious free time!)

Adrian and Hakim obviously know what they are talking about. They both have experience of working on these kinds of projects. And, crucially, they also have the writing skills to pass their expertise on to the reader.

Some of the stuff in the earlier chapters, I already knew. But things like an introduction to TCP/IP and networking will be useful to many people who don't have such a technical background. Software, I can do - it was the chapters about hardware that I found most useful. I now know far more than I did about the different toolkits that are available for building internet-connected devices.

Part I is about prototyping your device and part 2 is about building it. I'm sure that other books cover these topics - although, perhaps, not in the focussed way that this book does. But it's part 3 where this book really shines. These three chapters cover business models, scaling your manufacturing process and some of the ethical issues that these devices raise. This section really makes the book a "one-stop shop" for finding all the information you'll need to take your vague idea to a complete product and (hopefully) a profitable company.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Designing the Internet of Things
This item: Designing the Internet of Things
Price: $20.10
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

Want to discover more products? Check out these pages to see more: smart meter reading, best powered usb hub, internet of things books, python printer, the strings motor