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This post was written by chriswhite.   Last time, I gave an intro to the Photon IoT development board, but didn’t have enough time to get into the details of the project I was making. This week I’ll get into the details.   Despite my outward skepticism about the Internet of Things, I somehow end up as an early adopter for many IoT products. I have the Phillips Hue lights, a Nest thermostat, a Netatmo weather station. Oh, and I had a Lockitron. The Lockitron was (and is, in ...
Written by Elecia White. I am not a security expert. I am not a cryptographer. I do care, perhaps slightly more than average, how my device data can be used maliciously. Possibly, it is because I am a developer and can think of all the slimy ways I could misuse someone else’s data were I to put down the white hat and put on a black one. We invited Jen Costillo on Embedded.fm as she’s discussing ethics and wearables at the Silicon Valley Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) this mon ...
I’m terrible at personal projects. Let’s just get that out of the way. I have a collection of neglected hobbies, half (or less) finished electronics builds, unprocessed astrophotos, and unfinished song ideas leaving a wake behind me. Sometimes a project falls by the wayside due to attention span, but usually what happens is that I run into some obstacle that convinces me the idea will require much more time or effort than anticipated. And in the pile it goes. Yet, as I mentioned on o ...