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Good morning, and welcome to the final week of the Forget Me Not Challenge - Minion Dave is surprised at how quickly time has flown As the cliche goes, all good things must come to an end, and the Forget Me Not Challenge has been a very good thing indeed - we've had fabulous webinars, fantastic projects and even Minions singing along.  However, as a reminder, the final submission date is Friday, October 24. It will help the judges greatly if each competitor puts together a Final Summary bl ...
Minion of the Week - Blog #1 Minion of the Week - Blog #2 Minion of the Week - Blog #3 Minion of the Week - Blog #4 Minion of the Week - Blog #5 Hello and thank you to all the competitors in the Forget Me Not Challenge. We are now at the finale of the Minion of the Week Minion of the Week #5 It hasn't been at all easy to figure out who should get the final Minion of the Week, we have had a great many excellent blogs over the past seven days.  And indeed, it would be ideal if we could recogn ...
Minion of the Week - Blog #1 Minion of the Week - Blog #2 Minion of the Week - Blog #3 Minion of the Week - Blog #4 Hello and thank you to all the competitors in the Forget Me Not Challenge. We are now on Week Five in having a Minion of the Week and sadly, this will be the last, but first... Minion of the Week #4 After another amazing set of blogs, it again has been difficult to decide who is the winner of our Minion of the Week, but in this instance, we've awarded the Purple Minion to Ambrogio ...
Minion of the Week - Blog #1 Minion of the Week - Blog #2 Minion of the Week - Blog #3 Hello and thank you to all the competitors in the Forget Me Not Challenge. We are now on Week Four in having a Minion of the Week, but first... Minion of the Week #3 After a week of so many interesting blogs, it's been tough to award our third Minion of the Week, but in this instance, we've awarded Tim to Mark Beckett, in recognition of his excellent contributions this past week. Many congratulations! And now. ...
Minion of the Week - Blog #1 Minion of the Week - Blog #2 Hello and thank you to all the competitors in the Forget Me Not Challenge. We are now on Week Three in having a Minion of the Week, but first... Minion of the Week #2 It has been a very difficult decision to award our second Minion of the Week, but after careful consideration, we've awarded Stuart to Inderpreet Singh, in particular for his persistence. Many congratulations! And now...Minion of the Week #3 This week's minion is Tim: Hopef ...
Minion of the Week - Blog #1 Hello and thank you to all the competitors in the Forget Me Not Challenge. We are now on Week Two in having a Minion of the Week, but first... Minion of the Week #1 It has been an enormously tough decision to award our first Minion of the Week, but after careful consideration, we've awarded Dave to Frederick Vandenbosch, in particular for this outstanding blog. Many congratulations! And now...Minion of the Week #2 This week's minion is Stuart: Hopefully his steady, ...
Earlier this week, the element14 community was introduced to an exciting new Raspberry Pi Accessory, the RPiSoC, which is currently seeking funding through Kickstarter: I'm pleased to say that Embedit Electronics, in collaboration with Cypress Semiconductor, have allocated 17 prototype units for the challengers involved in the Forget Me Not Challenge.  They are currently winging their way to our warehouse. In order to obtain one of these highly exclusive boards, only the most compelling u ...
Good morning and thank you to all the competitors in the Forget Me Not challenge; the entries so far have been informative, entertaining and exciting. As this challenge has been described as a “Minion Battle Royale", we hope to inspire even greater effort by offering a prize. This week, meet Dave - The competitor who produces the most content-rich, inspiring and informative blog over the next seven days will receive a Dave action figure to sit on their desk or workbench; hopefully Dave's ...
Many thanks to all who applied for the Forget Me Not Design Challenge.  We have had applications from all over the world, from Brazil to Belgium to Bangladesh and back. With 245 pages worth of applications (totaling over 83000 words) it hasn't been easy to decide on the challengers.  However, we have selected 15 applicants to receive the full kit which is comprised of - Raspberry Pi Model B Plus EnOcean Pi & Sensors Tektronix TBS1202B-EDU Oscilloscope A $500 budget for addition ...
Webinar Video Q: How secure is EnOcean radio? All EnOcean modules provide a basic security by sending a device specific ID.  This ID is fix programmed to the radio chip. Security enhanced devices like PTM 215 or sensors are also available, they are using additional state of the art security mechanisms defined within the EnOcean Alliance (e.g. rolling code, AES128). More information is available at: http://www.enocean.com/en/security-specification/ Q: Does FHEM support security features buil ...
Webinar Video Q: Sind alle Produkte mit EnOcean Funk kompatibel oder braucht man für jeden Hersteller ein Gateway? Die meisten Hersteller von Produkten mit EnOcean Funk sind in der EnOcean Alliance. Dort werden die sogenannten EnOcean Profile abgesprochen und standardisiert, damit sind die Geräte untereinander kompatibel. Die verwendeten Funkprofile werden in den Handbüchern der Produkte beschrieben. Einige wenige Hersteller verwenden herstellerspezifische Funktelegramme, diese we ...
Click here for the webinar video Q: Eclipse SH stack runs on a gateway alone? Eclipse SmartHome is a framework, which means it is effectively a set of modular OSGi bundles. Solution providers can pick and choose these bundles and build their own solution on top of it. The open-source project openHAB is an example of such a solution that is based on Eclipse SmartHome. What is needed on the gateway is an operating system, a Java7-compliant JVM and an OSGi framework (such as Felix or Equinox). Q: H ...