The Internet of Things is soon going to become part of our daily lives. Google defines it as “a proposed development of the Internet in which everyday objects have network connectivity, allowing them to send and receive data.” The interaction between those objects ultimately creates a series of tasks that are completed when one of those objects is triggered. The MESH system is a simple collection of tags that make the Internet of things easier done, than said.
MESH uses a series of wireless hardware tags with specific functions that communicate with the other tags. One specific tag can be programmed with different devices, such as an electric motor or actuator.
What makes the MESH system attractive is the graphic user interface (GUI). Instead of complex programming and coding in order to get the tags to communicate with each other, programming is handled through a touch screen with “drag and drop” functions. The playful GUI makes connecting the tags and assigning functions simple, which can translate to users spending more time experimenting with different inventions.
The Internet of Things has been seen through many infographics, yet very few products have been made to exemplify the concept. The MESH project is one of the first readily available kits on the market that you can connect everyday objects. This is a stepping-stone into what connected objects have for consumers in the future.