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How to train your DragonBoard with Watson IoT

Internet of Things Business Development Manager, IBM

Those seeking to prototype an Internet of Things (IoT) solution have many options available to them on the market. However, if you’re prototyping an IoT application for commercialization in the manufacturing, smart building or retail sectors, you might find yourself needing more horsepower than is available in the typical hobbyist platforms.

Accordingly, Arrow Electronics has announced the DragonBoard 410c, designed for use with the IBM Watson IoT platform. Using the DragonBoard 410c and IBM Watson IoT capabilities, you can prototype a complete IoT solution, using edge processing and back-end cognitive analytics to help you gain insight from your data.

Tap into great potential in a small package

The Arrow DragonBoard 410c packs a lot of power in a small footprint. Based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410, a 64-bit capable 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, it offers a powerful prototyping platform in roughly the area of a credit card.

The DragonBoard 410c comes with 1 GB of LPDDR3 RAM, an 8 GB eMMC 4.5 Micro SD card slot, wifi and Bluetooth connectivity and a GPU, as well as GPS, multimedia and 16- and 40-pin expansion capabilities allowing connection of other components. With all this and more, the DragonBoard 410c provides a powerful development platform ideal for evaluating and prototyping IoT applications.

Hit the ground running

If you’d like to begin taking advantage of the capabilities of the DragonBoard 410c and the IBM Watson IoT platform, the DragonBoard 410c Recipe can help you get started in a few easy steps. After signing up for a free trial of IBM Bluemix or logging in with your existing account, you can add your device to the IBM Watson IoT platform on IBM Bluemix, setting up your device’s MQTT client so that you can view your device’s data through a dashboard.

Or, if you like, you can submit your idea for using the DragonBoard 410c with Watson IoT capabilities to the Qualcomm Maker Month Contest for a chance to win your own DragonBoard 410c, as well as eligibility to compete for the grand prize. If you’ve thought up the perfect use for this pairing of technologies, don’t miss the chance to present your idea to a waiting world as you make the most of the cognitive capabilities offered by IBM Watson APIs.

When you want to uncover the insights in your data, look to the DragonBoard 410c and its Watson IoT capabilities to help you with your prototyping needs: This tiny package can help you turn your ideas into reality.