In our last post Chris Matthieu introduced you to our IoT platform, Octoblu. We’ve added a number of device plugins that allow you to interface with IoT consumer and DIY products. One of our favorite products is the PunchThrough Design’s Light Blue Bean, an amazing little BLE microcontroller with built in sensors and pins that let you interface to digital and analog sensors and components. We’ve put up a tutorial that’ll get you started with creating an IoT BLE Button with just a Light Blue Bean and some parts you can find at your local electronics store. With our plugin or a simple node script, you can easily control and receive feedback from your Light Blue Bean. Imagine being able to create an Octoblu flow that uses your bean as a beacon that triggers a flow to start a GTM Meeting when you enter a room or have it change the lights in your home.

 



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