Web of Things Kit

This is the Web of Things (WoT) Kit, a comprehensive and hands-on kit that teaches about the intersection of the Internet of Things (IoT) and modern Web technologies. This kit utilizes the Raspberry Pi 3 model as its medium to teach with an 16GB SD card and USB cable, a prototyping board with jumper wires, and all the various sensors (motion, humidity, temperature) and LEDs. In a few hours, you'll learn how to use Node.js to build a flexible REST API that allows anyone in the world to interact with your Pi in real time! You'll be out of the box and at "Hello, world" in no time!

Also included in each kit is the book Building the Web of Things which provides you with the skills needed to architect and implement scalable and secure IoT products, applications, and services by leveraging the scalability and flexibility of Web standards. We have collaborated with the authors of this book to bring you the WoT kit that contains all the hardware you need to build all the examples presented in the book.

After a broad introduction to the nuts and bolts of the Internet of Things (devices, sensors, standards, tools and more), Building the Web of Things quickly moves up the (protocol) stack and focuses on the Web of Things - the Application Layer protocol for the IoT. By providing the right balance between theory and practice, you will be rapidly able to navigate the complexity of the Web of Things and learn about a wide range of tools and techniques to connect IoT devices to the Web and built interactive applications on top.

Once you've configured your Raspberry Pi, you will learn how to wire various sensors to it and access them from Node.js applications. Afterwards, you will learn in detail the elements of the Web of Things architecture that you can leverage to REST APIs for physical objects, discover and describe devices using the latest developments in the semantic Web, sharing and securing data, and combining these components to rapidly build distributed applications and physical mash-ups. Each chapter will help you gain the knowledge and skills you'll need to fully take advantage of a new generation of real-time, web-connected devices and services and to be able to build scalable, enterprise-ready applications that merge the physical and digital worlds.

Note: We are still waiting on the status on how the RPi3 may be export restricted due to certain qualities it possesses. We may just need to verify a small amount of information before processing your order and hopefully nothing beyond that. Please keep this in mind before placing your order.

Note: Chapter 4 of the book is a step by step guide to installing the Pi and setting up the following components.

  • Raspberry Pi 3
  • Building the Web of Things Book
  • MicroSD Card with Adapter - 16GB (Class 10)
  • Wall Adapter Power Supply - 5.25V DC 2.4A (USB Micro-B)
  • Humidity and Temperature Sensor - RHT03
  • PIR Motion Sensor (JST)
  • Breadboard - Self-Adhesive (White)
  • LED - Assorted (20 pack)
  • Resistor 10K Ohm 1/6th Watt PTH - 20 pack
  • Resistor 330 Ohm 1/6 Watt PTH - 20 pack
  • Jumper Wires - Connected 6in. (M/M, 20 pack)
  • Jumper Wires - Connected 6in. (M/F, 20 pack)


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  • Member #822597 / about 8 years ago / 1

    Hi all, looking at the reviews the place where to get the source code is not clear enough, you can get it from github on: https://github.com/webofthings/wot-book and we are updating the page to make this clearer.

  • Which book is included? When will these ship?

    • M-Short / about 8 years ago / 1

      It is actually the "Web of Things" book (see pictures and links in the description). These are also currently shipping.

  • Member #790917 / about 8 years ago / 1

    does this come with the MEAP combo (pbook + ebook)? or which version of the book does it come with?

    • Member #822597 / about 8 years ago / 1

      Yes, all the physical Manning books come with the free ebook as well. Note that it isn't a MEAP anymore since the first version of the book has been published.

  • hseidema / about 8 years ago / 1

    Any word on when this will ship? I thought when I ordered it was held up only because of the Raspberry Pi 3, but it looks now like it's waiting on the book to ship? Any word on when that will arrive in stock?

    • Member #822597 / about 8 years ago / 1

      You probably saw that but they are now shipping since about 2 month.

Customer Reviews

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A solution looking for a problem?

An initial reaction is to question the author's supposition that the syntactic internet using high level web applications is a simpler approach than proprietary protocols. Perhaps for those well initiated in the web, but the rest of us are left swimming, or sinking, in a sea of html,css, json, JavaScript, and who knows what's to come. The Raspberry Pi is great, really easy setup and amazing capability.

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Also disappointed so far (but disappointment is dwindling)

To access the code, you have to use either svn or github to download the entire operating environment. To register the book, you need to create an account with Manning. Why can't SparkFun just sell shtuff that you can use and not have people and corporations attach their hooks into your computer.

Time:The next day. I sent an email to the authors about my issues and got a quick response which was very helpful. One of the authors indicated that he had updated their web pages and the book to clear up the issues that I had.

So I'm rolling now and much less disappointed.

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Great intro to the IoT

Very nice kit and systematic approach to building the Internet of Things using Web technologies. Chapter 4 of the book gives you a nice step by step guide to setting up the Pi with Node.js and hooking up the hardware components.

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I'm disappointed with this book

I'm very disappointed with the book, It's much too hard to follow, not because of the subject matter but, it's just not written well. One person's opinion.

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Was expecting a little more

The book is excellent and the kit appears to have all the necessary parts to put together some examples of IoT and WoT technology. I was hoping for something from Sparkfun that walked the student through the setup of the components in the kit. It can be figured out from reading the book but I was just expecting a more inclusive package not just the book, a Raspberry and the passive components.