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Cheap IoT boards to buy under $50 [2020 Guide]

  • Built-in USB to Serial UART adapter
  • Two diode-protected power inputs
  • Onboard GPIO, PWM, ADC, I2C, and 1-Wire
  • The quality could be improved

One major advantage of this board is that you can get started building your internet-connected project in seconds.

All you need to do is plug the board into a USB port, download the programming app (Arduino IDE), and you’ll be ready to start writing code.

If you’re a complete beginner, don’t worry: Acrobotic, the startup behind this IoT board has got you covered. You can find plenty of tutorials on Acrobotic’s official page.

If you’ve used other IoT boards that cost less than $50, tell us more about your experience in the comment section below.

FAQ: Learn more about IoT boards

  • Which microcontroller is best for IoT?

An MCU can deliver all the functionality and processing power is needed which makes them the best choice.

IoT boards allows data collection through smart devices that keep objects connected to them.

  • What IoT boards I should buy?

Make sure to check out our best IoT boards recommendations to make an informed decision.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in June 2017 and has been since revamped and updated in November 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.

This post was written by Madalina Dinita and was first posted to WindowsReport

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