LittleBits CloudBit

LittleBits CloudBit LittleBits CloudBit is the easiest way to create internet-connected devices making it a solution for your projects for the Internet of Things.

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The CloudBit is the easiest way to create internet-connected devices. You can now snap the internet to anything! Retrofit your thermostat to control it remotely, or set up a sound-triggered alarm system that texts you alerts - the possibilities are endless. No programming, soldering or wiring required.

The CloudBit acts as an input by receiving signal from your littleBits circuit and sending it to the internet. This means you can make a smart doorbell that tweets at you when someone pushes a littleBits button, or a burglar alarm to send you a text message if someone activates the littleBits sound trigger.

The CloudBit also acts as an output by sending signal from an event on the internet to your littleBits circuit. This would be like turning a motor to release a treat for your cat if a certain Instagram hashtag is used, or flashing an LED when you get an email from a VIP.

For the CloudBit we built an embedded Linux system based around a Freescale i.MX23 ARM926EJ-S processor. It has 64MB of RAM and boots a heavily modified version of the ArchLinux distribution from a 4GB SD card. The CloudBit uses an 802.11b/g/n USB adapter for networking, the Freescale's on-chip ADC and DAC for the input and output pins, and the GPIO pins for the setup button and the status LED. We've left pads on the bottom of the board so that you can connect to the CloudBit's serial console using 3.3V UART (8-N-1, 115,200 baud) and poke around.

The CloudBit currently supports networks with the following security standards: Open (no encryption), WEP, WPA and WPA2.

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