So you've picked up an Arduino or Raspberry Pi and some LEDs, or maybe splurged and got a starter pack with some sensors and actuators. Hello World is easy - in the IoT world, it's blinking an LED forever in a loop. Now what? It's time to take your newfound hobby and do something real with it. In this session, We'll walk through the creation of a real thing (TBD) and talk about all the considerations that went in to bringing it to fruition, including writing the code, designing the circuits, picking components, maximizing power efficiency, 3D printing enclosures, connecting things to the cloud, and more!