The new hype-word of 2014 is "The Internet of Things". Although sounding very interesting, the word "things" does not really make me get excited as an engineer. Apparently, what these "things" are is not yet defined... A Dutch Amsterdam-based startup company called Relayr now has their Dragon Innovations project finalized and available for pre-order! The kit is formed as tiny blocks that each contain simple sensors, connected with a low power Bluetooth transmitter and a battery. The sensors are proximity sensors, temperature sensors and accelerometers. All packed into a chocolate-like design, now that is smart marketing! Watch the introduction video here, or another one after the break.

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