How to Build Your Own $3.2bln Nest Startup Using Java SE Embedded Tech (Part 1)

As we all saw recently, the company that starts with the letter "G" up Highway 101 in Mountain View bought Nest Labs for $3.2 billion (with a "b"), maker of the Internet of Things (IoT) Nest thermostat. Well, here's your chance in this new Java SE Embedded IoT blog series, to learn how to build your own $3.2 billion Nest Startup using a Raspberry Pi, some hobby electronic parts, and Java SE Embedded Technology.

This blog series was inspired by Spark Team's Arduino Based blog post at the spark.io. But, we'll use a more powerful but still inexpensive Raspberry Pi, and we'll base the software on Java SE Embedded which is a much more powerful programming language and platform than you can ever find on the Arduino.

This project will need the following parts:

So, for the low total cost of about $128.30 (plus tax and shipping) you can build your own $3.2 billion IoT startup company. Well... maybe, the start of a $3.2 billion IoT startup company, but you'll have a nifty IoT Java SE Embedded enabled home thermostat in the end, regardless. And, that's just as good as a $3.2 billion IoT startup, right? ;-)

Come back for the next steps in this series, to get you on your way...

Full series of steps:
How to Build Your Own $3.2bln Nest Startup Using Java SE Embedded Tech (Part 1)
How to Build Your Own $3.2bln Nest Startup Using Java SE Embedded Tech (Part 2)
How to Build Your Own $3.2bln Nest Startup Using Java SE Embedded Tech (Part 3)
How to Build Your Own $3.2bln Nest Startup Using Java SE Embedded Tech (Part 4)
How to Build Your Own $3.2bln Nest Startup Using Java SE Embedded Tech (Part 5)
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Comments:

I wonder what Google saw in that company which main product can obviously be recreated from scratch by anyone to buy it for $3.2 billion. I guess we are at a point where many tech companies are overvalued - or maybe Google just has a few billions to burn every few months.

PS: The link to Kate Knibb's article is full of ads (some of them are flowing all over the screen) to the point where it's really hard to read it.

Posted by Fadi (itoctopus) on January 23, 2014 at 07:17 AM PST #

Thanks, Fadi for the comment! I didn't see that my original link was to a spam site and not the original blog post I wanted to use. I have made the correction in this blog post to link to the Spark Team's original post instead. Regards, Hinkmond

Posted by Hinkmond Wong on January 23, 2014 at 11:03 AM PST #

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