Got the sensors in, and Encryption in IOT

A project log for An IOT Device That Tells Dad the Stove is Off.

An Internet of Things Device to Let My Aging, Disabled Father Know that the Stove is Off, and Ease His Paranoia...

Dave NghiemDave Nghiem 05/13/2015 at 17:430 Comments

Woohoo! My thermopiles and gas/CO sensors have arrived! And considering I've got a lot more time than I did at the NYC Disrupt hackathon to work this one out, it should go a lot smoother. What I do need though is another microcontroller board to do some tests of the device.

But in the meantime, to stay ahead of the game, there's this article to think about.

Beware the ticking Internet of Things security time bomb

One of the problems I ran into during the hackathon was the issue of doing SSL on the Arduino. The library alone would've eaten up the entire memory bank of the chip. It also would've eaten the memory up on the Teensy LC. It's the reason why we went with Temboo as our main API interface to Twilio. But that's not ideal because you can still intercept the data before it hits Temboo as unsecured. So I'm on the hunt for an easy way to incorporate and use encryption on the device.

If anyone's got any suggestions, I'm all ears.