Want to make your project talk to the Internet? Connect your existing project to the Internet to log, stream, and interact with the data it produces? What about all this Internet-of-Things (IoT) stuff?

Adafruit IO is a platform designed (by us!) to display, respond, and interact with your project's data. We also keep your data private (data feeds are private by default) and secure (we will never sell or give this data away to another company) for you. It's the internet of things - for everyone!

What can Adafruit IO do for me?

Adafruit.io is a cloud service - that just means we run it for you and you don't have to manage it. You can connect to it over the Internet. It's meant primarily for storing and then retrieving data but it can do a lot more than just that!

  • Display your data in real-time, online.
    • and share that data with others!
  • Make your existing electronics project internet-connected: Control motors, read sensor data, and more!
  • Connect projects to web services like Slack, Mastodon, Discord, RSS Feeds, Weather Services
  • Connect your project to other internet-enabled devices
  • Create No-Code electronics projects that connect to the internet.
  • The best part? All of the above is do-able for free with Adafruit IO

No-Code or Code - The Choice is Yours!

Adafruit IO allows you to connect and interact with your projects either by programming or using our no-code "WipperSnapper" firmware.

No-Code with Adafruit IO

With Adafruit IO, you can connect your devices without writing a single line of code using our custom WipperSnapper firmware. Load the WipperSnapper firmware onto your board, add credentials, and plug it into power. Your board will automatically register itself with your Adafruit IO account.

From there, you can add components to your board such as buttons, switches, potentiometers, sensors, and more! Components are dynamically added to hardware, so you can immediately start interacting, logging, and streaming the data your projects produce without writing code.

Code with Adafruit IO

If you prefer to dive in and code your own projects, we have you covered. We have libraries for CircuitPython, Arduino, Python, and more. For the more advanced developers, take a look at our REST API and MQTT API.

Interact with Your Data

Uploading your data to Adafruit IO is just the beginning. Interacting with that data is where the real magic is.

You can set up a device that sends you an email if the temperature drops below a certain level, monitor how much moisture is in your soil, and have Adafruit IO send you an SMS when it needs to be watered, log the air quality outside and get a notification when it is time to close your windows.

This is just the tip of the iceberg. When it comes to all the things you can do with Adafruit IO, the possibilities really are endless!

Power-Up Your Projects

Want to make your project react to an email, display trending tweets, or turn on the front lights when your pizza is on the way? We baked in integrations with Apple WeatherKit, IFTTT, and Zapier to connect your project's sensors to hundreds of web services.  

Why We Built Adafruit IO

Here at Adafruit, we sell all of these amazing components, but we couldn't find a good way to interact with them over the Internet. There are certainly a lot of great services out there for data logging, or communicating with your microcontroller over the web, but these services are either too complicated to get started, or they aren't particularly fun to use. So, we decided to experiment with our own system, and that's Adafruit IO.

This guide was first published on Jun 13, 2018. It was last updated on Dec 04, 2023.

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