Blynk is a easy to use app which you can modify for your own IoT application. The SparkFun Blynk Board is specially designed to work with the 'widgets' from the Blynk app. On the Blynk Board is a ESP8266 chip for WiFi connection. The Blynk Board has in- and outputs for controlling of for example motors or LED's and for measuring with sensors. The IoT Starter Kit has all parts to complete all 14 projects which are described in the manual.
Genuino 101 from Arduino.cc has powerful Intel Curie processor
The Genuino 101 combines the performance of the Intel Curie module with the simplicity of Arduino. The Intel Curie has two processor cores, an x86 (Quark) and a 32-bit ARC. The Intel compiler divides your Arduino sketch optimal over the two processor cores. The Genuino 101 also has Bluetooth LE and a 6-axis accelerometer/gyro. We also have a Starter Kit with the Genuino 101. The kit has all parts to make the 21 circuits which are described in the guide. To use the kit knowledge of programming or electronics isn't necessary.
Ethernet I/O module can be programmed in a language similar to BASIC
dS3484 is a programmable Ethernet module with 4 relays (16A@250Vac), 8 digital I/O's, 4 analogue inputs and 3 serial ports. dScript is a multi-threading programming language for internet connected modules. It compiles to efficient code which is interpreted by the firmware of the module. Although dScript isn't BASIC, the syntax of dScript will be familiar for those who have programmed in Visual Basic or Basic chips before. The possibilities are endless: make your own webpage, add your own logo and buttons, build a TCP server, include a new TCP client etc.
New Raspberry Pi Camera V2 has a higher resolution and improved quality
The new 8 megapixel camera from Raspberry Pi has the Sony IMX219 image sensor and can be connected directly to the CSI (Camera Serial Interface) of the Raspberry Pi. The camera can take pictures with a resolution of 3280 x 2464 pixels and video's up to 1080p30. With this version not only the resolution has been improved. The camera also has an improved image quality, better colour reproduction and functions better with low light. Load the latest version of Raspbian and you can make photo's or video instantly.