Developing IoT Projects, Visually

Unlike most other IoT platforms, Digi-Key IoT Studio is code-less - all sensor interaction and storage is done automatically by the drag-and-drop IDE. You do not need to install toolchains, code editors or compile any code on your computer! Digi-Key Studio runs in your web browser, handles all aspects of developing an Internet-of-Things project, and even compiles your code remotely.

IoT projects involve programming firmware into a device, sending data from a device to "the cloud" and then interacting with the data and device using a website or application. Digi-Key IoT Studio comprises of three workspaces which simplify development:

  • Embedded Workspace to build logic which runs on your device.
  • Application Workspace to design, build, and program an application for your device.
  • Cloud Workspace to construct flows for sending data to the free DK IoT Studio Cloud or Amazon Web Service.

This high-level integration is possible because IoT Studio has built in support for a range of transport boards, and sensors. Note that not all boards and devices are supported - lucky for us, there’s plenty of Adafruit products supported, including our series favorites: the ESP32 Feather and the Analog Devices FeatherWing.

However, instead of just a simple temperature sensor data logger, we’ll make a complete home automation system that you can follow along by picking up our IoT Studio Kit.

This guide was first published on Dec 11, 2019. It was last updated on Dec 11, 2019.

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