Posted By Simon Montford on Nov 28, 2014
Okay it may look like something out of Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory but the "WunderBar" is the easiest way to start developing apps for the Internet of Things. The German startup behind this well-connected device, that looks like a chocolate bar, is Relayr. The startup was able to put itss into production after a successful crowdfunding campaign earlier this year.
The WunderBar is pretty similar to Spark Core, SAM and B3 in that it comes with a range of sensors, in this case temperature, light, movement and humidity as well as an infra-red transmitter which can be programmed to control electrical devices around the home. The main module contains an ARM processor and wi-fi chip.
In order to assist the uninitiated, Relayr kindly provides libraries, tutorials and sample projects to get you started. Like most other IOT kits on the market, The WunderBar is aimed primarily at adult 'hackers' and 'makers' (some are more specifically geared towards young kids and high school students) but all aim to encourage play, experimentation and rapid prototyping. The WunderBar can be purchased for £141.99.
For Sale: https://relayr.io/order
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