IoT Simple is a very basic framework for Internet of Things applications. It is built around an AVR 8-bit micro-controller (the same type used on Arduino), various pluggable radio modules (e.g. WiFi, or CISECO), and a Python-Django HTTP server. Rather than a generic multi-purpose board, a very simple design is adapted for specific projects, including specific individual components, in order to keep it simple, and minimize cost as well as power consumption.
The aim of the IoT Simple is not only to be a stepping stone for other projects, but also a learning process for the IoT. It is indeed for clarity and learning that we chose to start from very basic components (e.g. the 8-bit microcontroller), rather than more advanced platforms which tend to obfuscate the overall system operation.