What is the first thing technology types want to do with an embedded device? Read temperature of course. In this case, I had a wine cooler in my basement I wanted to monitor so that I knew that the wine was being kept at a consistent temperature. Well, that little project grew into some cloud integration and more than one sensor type.
This project uses a Netduino plus [...]
To control home appliances from anywhere in the worldHARDWARE & SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS Mini PC- We can use the Arduino board / Rasphberry pi / Minix neo z64 mini PC
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Image Credits: Minix.com.hk Insteon-compatible home automation devices Insteon 2413U or 2413S module Insteon 2635-222 On/Off module
One of the biggest problems in making simple devices into IoT devices is cost. The ESP-8266 module solves that problem. Connecting numerous devices with Arduino, Netduino or Raspberry Pi units can easily run into hundreds of dollars. Those devices are also power hungry and adding to that the cost of cabling makes those solutions less attractive. For the minimal cost of about [...]
Problem: There were many IoT devices demonstrated at Electronic Expo this year – from cars to smart mirrors to baby feeding bottles – most of them built with differing technologies and standards. On one hand, there are tons of new IoT devices on the market to play with; on the other hand, it is mind boggling on how developers could figure out which standards (or [...]
It can be very hard to motivate yourself to exercise every day, even when using a fancy wifi enabled pedometer. While Fitbit includes several “competitions” and “badges” in order to spur activity, these can be fairly dry. This app intends to liven up the Fitbit by giving it a fresh “Walking Dead” inspired game. Users who register with the [...]