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Updated by electronicscomponents101 on Jan 16, 2019
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Top 6 Development Boards to Get Started with IoT

IoT is no longer a buzzword. With several inspiring use cases, emanating on a daily basis, multiple firms are now discovering how they could leverage on the technology for business growth. By 2020, 95% of new devices and systems will use the IoT. So here are the top 10 hardware platforms to easily start with IoT development for beginners and makers.


Particle | Electron (2G/3G/LTE) cellular hardware is one of the most comprehensive end to end IoT platforms. It is an all-in-one io platform that offers IoT hardware development platform, connectivity, device cloud and apps. Particle makes a long line of IoT hardware development products for both rapid prototypes and DFM level production.

Espressif ESP8266 Boards

ESP8266 transceiver is used as a standalone microcontroller as well as a WiFi module with other microcontrollers. Explore many DIY tutorials and projects based on ESP8266 WiFi module.

Adafruit WICED WiFi Feather - STM32F205 with Cypress WICED WiFi ID: 3056 - $34.95 : Adafruit Industries, Unique & fun...

Adafruit Industries, Unique & fun DIY electronics and kits Adafruit WICED WiFi Feather - STM32F205 with Cypress WICED WiFi ID: 3056 - Say "Hi!" to the WICED Feather! Perfect for your next Internet connected project, with a powerful processor and WiFi core that can take anything you throw at it - this Feather is WIC(K)ED AWESOME!Feather is the new development board from Adafruit, and like its namesake it is thin, light, and lets

Arduino MKR1000 Wi-Fi Board

Arduino MKR1000 is aimed at building IOT projects since it comes with an on-board Wi-Fi feature. It also runs on 32-bit architecture making it faster and more reliable with encryption features

Raspberry Pi 3

RASPBERRY PI 3 is a development board in PI series. It can be considered as a single board computer that works on LINUX operating system. The board not only has tons of features it also has terrific processing speed making it suitable for advanced applications.