2 years ago

How to make a battery last forever...

iot   tinkering   hardware  

Many devices in the IoT won’t be mains powered, but require some sort of supply with limited capacity: be it common batteries or rechargeable cells, energy management is a key challenge for the devel…

2 years ago

Introduction to the Internet-of-Things with Know Cards

iot   education  

In the era of ubiquitous computing and more and more constantly connected devices, it’s important that technologists like myself reach out to the lay public and educate them about the possibilities o…

2 years ago

Using SunSprite like an IoT device

iot   software   node-red  

The SunSprite is a small wearable device that monitors light exposure over the day. Why would you want to do that? Light is generally healthy, but many people with office jobs see most of it in the f…

2 years ago

Deploying a website on IBM Bluemix

thingslearn   software  

As I shared a few weeks ago, I’ve started a small company around my Internet-of-Things activities. This is entirely based on my personal skills and interests, and therefore it felt inappropriate to h…

2 years ago

Adafruit PiTFT in headless mode

tinkering   software   node-red  

I recently purchased the Adafruit PiTFT screen to give one of my otherwise headless Raspberry Pis an onboard display. This 2.8″ touch screen is fairly low-spec with 320×240 pixels, but when you think…

2 years ago

Another big donation from ARM

hardware   education  

The Game-of-Life is an example of cellular automata, a conceptual framework that is inspired by the interaction of living cells in a confined space over time. Computer science students learn about Co…

2 years ago

Triggering Node-RED events with drawings

node-red   education  

Yesterday I visited PrimeConf and, while entertaining my daughter with free biscuits, had a chance to talk to people from Bareconductive and Aestheticodes. At first I didn’t even look at Astheticodes…

3 years ago

Play Minecraft via MQTT and Node-RED

node-red   education  

As man flu stopped me from doing any “meaningful work” this weekend, I took the opportunity to have a play with the Minecraft Python API for the Raspberry Pi, especially since on Saturday I’ve had a r…

3 years ago

Ciseco ARF/XRF Range Test

iot   tinkering   hardware  

Ever since I started using Ciseco XRF radio modules for wireless communication, I’ve been fascinated by the possibility to connect even remote corners of the house to the internet; areas where we hav…

3 years ago

Node-RED Interoperability Test

thingslearn   iot   node-red  

After a few months of working with Node-RED, I thought it was about time to give something back to a great community. I decided to document my search for a good Internet-of-things platform on the web…


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