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Top 10 Must-Read IoT Articles Before You Start Building

Here are the top 10 articles you should read before starting an IoT project.

Jeffrey Lee article author avatarJeffrey LeeFebruary 24, 2020
Top 10 Must-Read IoT Articles Before You Start Building

Building an IoT product is an exciting journey of problem solving and innovation, but there are countless pitfalls you can encounter along the way if you are not careful. That is why we put together a list of our ten best articles that explain everything you need to know to build an IoT product, from prototype to production. Have fun!

1. Over-The-Air Firmware: The Critical Driver of IoT Success

This might sound like an odd article to start off our list, but as the title states, OTA firmware updates are critical to building a successful connected product. Without OTA, IoT loses its value. Learn why

2. The Ultimate Guide To Starting an IoT Project

This article provides a simple 6 step process for building your first IoT project. What more can you say? If you are new to IoT or planning to scale, this is a great place to start. Read more here.

3. Top Ten Tips To Becoming a Particle Power User

Particle newbie? Don’t worry, we got you covered. From tools to APIs to SDKs, here are the top ten tools for becoming a power user of the Particle platform. Read the full article here.

4. The Security of IoT: What You Really Need to Know

We are cheating a little here. This is an article and a video. A two-for-one content piece that details the unique risks of connected devices and best practices for IoT security.

5. Prototype to Production: Building Your First PCB Prototype

This is a three-part blog series and video that explains everything you need to know about building your first PCB prototype. In the video, learn from the Particle team on how to navigate vendor relationships, manufacturing, certification, testing rig setup, and bring a successful product to market.

6. The IoT Platform Build Vs. Buy Decision Guide

Build or buy? That’s always the question, especially with IoT. The purpose of this guide is to help you assess which ones you should build and what you should buy when setting out to build a connected product.

7. How To Build A Cellular Asset Tracker

Asset tracking is a popular use case for IoT. And this is a simple cellular asset tracking solution that provides a great base to customize to your needs. Read the full article here.

8. How to Choose the Right IoT Hardware: From Prototype to Production

IoT development boards and modules are at the center of every connected product. This article aims to clean up some of the noise and make it easier for you to choose the right hardware solution for your IoT product.

9. Getting Started with Machine Learning on MCUs with Tensorflow

For those who are ready for some machine learning. In this post, we’ll show you how to get started using TensorFlow Lite in your own projects.

10. How to choose the right IoT connectivity option

Choosing the right IoT connectivity protocol for your device can feel pretty straight-forward. Most gravitate to Wi-Fi, but there are many other great options out there. This guide discusses different IoT connectivity protocols, and which one could be the best connectivity option for your IoT solution.