a year ago

Node-RED + Minecraft articles in the MagPi

education   media   software   node-red  

How can we get young people interested in computational thinking? One of my passions is the provision of tutorials that hopefully make them a little bit exited about technology. Computational thinking…

2 years ago

Higher education in the time of IoT

iot   education  

Are we facing an engineering crisis - in other words, do we have sufficient human resources in order to build and maintain the Internet of Things? At the recent IoT Design Conference in London, Gary A…

2 years ago

thingmonk 2015 - conclusions

iot   hardware   software   tinkering  

It's now four days since thingmonk and I'm still recovering. It's the developer event for IoT in Europe and it really brings together a lot of people from the community. For two days that means "work…

2 years ago

microCurrent: Don't guess, measure your consumption

hardware   tinkering  

Having gotten years worth of data from Wirelessthings XRF-based sensors from a single CR2032 coin cell, I was quite keen to get some of my own RFu328-based sensors ready for battery power. I've had pr…

2 years ago

Expectation management: The Internet of Little Things

iot   software   hardware  

Only two weeks ago I've expressed my frustration over the apparent lack of innovation in the consumer IoT space. At the same time, I emphasised that simply 'putting a chip in it' doesn't make traditio…

2 years ago

Where are the consumer IoT products?

iot   hardware   software  

Last Tuesday saw another special event as part of the IoT London Meetup series, when our host and organiser Alex Deschamps-Sonsino invited us to the City Hall. Our poshest host yet! #iotlondon pic.tw…

2 years ago

Is it all machine learning?

thingslearn   iot   software  

Recently I engaged with James Baker, another Software Sustainability Institute Fellow and historian, in some friendly Twitter banter over the use of the phrase 'machine learning'. As an individual wit…

2 years ago

Quality checks for small batch production

iot   hardware   thingslearn   tinkering  

Today I want to reflect a bit on quality checks (QC) in small batch production runs. That is, how do you check your electronics hardware when you're past the prototyping stage but you haven't quite ar…

2 years ago

Hacking dinosaurs at Blackgang Chine

tinkering   node-red   software   hardware  

Those of you who follow Twitter for hacking, making and crafting will know "celebrities" Dr Lucy Rogers and Andy Stanford-Clark. For the past year or so, both have been showing pictures and videos of…

2 years ago

Connected product labelling


A few months ago Alex Deschamps-Sonsino from the Internet of Things design and strategy consultancy designswarm reflected on our right to know if and how a device shares our data with the outside worl…

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