Integrating physical devices with IOTA — Zigbee edition
The full article was originally published by Hugo Gregersen on Medium. Read the full article here.
This is the 15th part in a series of beginner tutorials where we explore integrating physical devices with the IOTA protocol. As promised in the previous tutorial; this time, instead of integrating our IOTA payment system on top of the proprietary and closed source Phillips Hue system, we will now take the same idea and apply it on top of the open source Zigbee hardware and software platform.
Notice that the Phillips Hue system is also based on the Zigbee protocol, so any Hue devices that you may already own should work fine with this tutorial.
I suggest you browse trough the first and fourteenth tutorial in this series before continuing as they will provide some additional context to the general use case and what we are trying to accomplish in this tutorial.
The use case
So, why would our hotel owner want to implement his IOTA payment system on top of the open source Zigbee protocol vs the closed source Phillips Hue system as we discussed in the previous tutorial? Well, i think there are several reasons: