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C. HarroldPractical Smart Device Design and Constructionhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-5614-5_2

2. The DIY Smart Era

Christopher Harrold1 
Denver, CO, USA

What do you need to have to get your own Smart Device journey under way? While that is obviously a highly subjective question, I have tried to get the basic sort of starter kit and options together in this chapter to get you ready and going with a basic home workbench. The options I have cited will also be required to complete the labs “as built,” but as I will point out throughout the process, half the fun of the smart device world is experimentation with new devices and options! So, in this chapter then, a quick look at the rise of the availability of smart device ...

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