A major driver behind the growth of the Internet of Things are the activities of makers and DIYers, classic early adopters of emerging technology. These folks often have the vision for practical home automation solutions that seem to escape the marketing teams at companies trying to provide HA products. Equally important, makers and DIYers were the first to discover how closed, proprietary and over-priced technology made it nearly impossible to build meaningful solutions.

In this section, we offer tips and pointers to resources to help makers and DIYers create systems based on open IOT technology. Topics covered in this section include: