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Internet of Things Gateways

Smart Things

Smart Things is a group of devices which can be monitored and controlled via hub and web services.



Twine is an inexpensive, customizable little box that can be rigged to monitor your home for various changes or actions, and alert you when they happen.


Electric Imp

While Ninja Blocks has an actual finished and usable product, Electric Imp is more of a platform to add wireless communications to devices by using a SD-card like chip. They’re targeting mainly manufacturers and geeks so they can implement cool things with it. The is an Hannah Development Board from smARtMAKER. Costs around 45 USD.


Ubi (voice control)

The ubiquitous computer, or Ubi, is a small Android powered computer with built-in sensors that is controlled and activated entirely by voice commands. Costs 215 USD.


ivee (voice control)

ivee Sleek is a Wi-Fi Voice-Activated Assistant for the home that helps you manage and control your connected devices without any hands.


Ninja Blocks

Ninja Blocks is basically an Arduino compatible board packed inside a nice ninja enclosure and coupled with a bunch of external wireless sensors. You can then use their cloud-based platform to trigger events based on rules with the data collected from these sensors. Costs 199 EUR.


System Overview


Sensors (Installation)

Ninja Blocks Drivers

Modules are now known as Drivers

Interesting Ninja Blocks Drivers

Z-Wave support



Hardware hacking

Ninja Cloud

Connected services

Other links