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AWS IoT (Internet of Things) is a managed cloud platform that lets connected devices (or “Things”) easily and securely interact with cloud applications and other devices. AWS IoT can support billions of devices and trillions of messages, and can process and route those messages to AWS endpoints and to other devices reliably and securely. With AWS IoT, your applications can keep track of and communicate with all your devices, all the time, even when they aren’t connected.

What you'll accomplish:

Connect virtual things using AWS IoT. AWS IoT enables the creation of resources required to send, receive, and process MQTT messages from devices.

Publish IoT messages to Amazon DynamoDB tables to persist time-series data.

Visualize real-time data using a serverless web application leveraging AWS Lambda, Amazon API Gateway, and Amazon S3.

What you'll need before starting:

An AWS Account: You will need an AWS account to begin provisioning resources to host your website. Sign up for AWS.

IT Skill level: You will need a basic understanding of the Linux CLI tools, Linux text editors, and basic web technologies. Python programming experience is helpful, but not required.

AWS Experience: No prior experience with AWS is required to complete this project.

Billing Estimates:

Cost to complete project: The estimated cost to complete this project is $0.013. This cost assumes that you are within the AWS Free Tier limits, you follow the recommended configurations, and that you terminate all resources within an hour of completing the project. Your use case may require different configurations that can impact your bill. Use the Simple Monthly Calculator to estimate costs tailored for your needs

Monthly billing estimate: The total cost of deploying an IoT application will vary depending on your usage and configuration settings. Using the default configuration recommended in this guide, it will typically cost $16/month. To see a breakdown of the services used and their associated costs, see Services Used and Costs.

Get Started wth the Project Guide

This paper outlines core tenets that should be considered when developing a strategy for the Internet of Things (IoT) and provides an overview of AWS services that should be part of an overall IoT strategy.

Review the developer guide, API references, and CLI to build your IoT solution.

Need more resources to get started with AWS? Visit the Getting Started Resource Center to learn more.