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  Introduction We spend so much time taking care what food we consume and how it affects our health but rarely do we stop to think about the very air that we breath. Depending on our location anything from a simple walk to just sitting at our desk could be exposing us to many more unhealthy substances than we could have imagined. Some cities now report on smog as part of their daily weather reports and this trend is only becoming more prevalent as pollution becomes a bigger and better under ...
The full press release can be read by clicking here. A big thank you to all who participated in the In the Air IoT Design Challenge, the partners, element14 and the wider public have been deeply impressed by the projects we've seen to help create a greener, cleaner world. It was not an altogether straightforward matter to pick a winner: however, in the end, we've awarded the prizes to the following individuals and their projects. The Grand Prize The Grand Prize has gone to Christever del Rosario ...
The In The Air Challenge is running from September 22nd to final submission date of February 27th (at midnight). Previous Activity: Blog Summary #000 : In The Air Challenge 2014 Blog Summary #001 : In The Air Challenge 2014 Blog Summary #002 : In The Air Challenge 2014 Blog Summary #003 : In The Air Challenge 2014 Blog Summary #004 : In The Air Challenge 2014 Blog Summary #005 : In The Air Challenge 2014 Blog Summary #006 : In The Air Challenge 2014 Blog Summary #007 : In The Air Challe ...
Programing code and Hardware: Like what I guess. I really stuck at the programing coding. It take me more time then the given. The given example code from the Sensirion cannot just implemented directly in the Energia . Example code from Arduino also not working in Energia it just show so many unclear error massage. Link to the sample code for the Sensirion sensor http://www.sensirion.com/en/products/humidity-temperature/download-center/. Example for the given sample code: I a ...
well, obviously I overestimated my free time when I designed the project concept, hence did not manage to complete the system. It was really fun though, and a great opportunity to play with some really cool stuff, like the TI launchpads, BBB, BitScope and various sensors. Also it was good excuse to upgrade my workbench equipment, so I am now better prepared for IoT hardware adventures.  I would not want to waste all the sensors I got, plus I do want to view and log air quality information f ...
One of, the most important aspects for an IoT solution, in my point of view, is device management, and more specifically the ability to receive over the air firmware updates (OTA). If OTA works, all other problems can be potentially solved. My architecture in the [Air ex Machina] project, consists of the following layers: backend, cloud based system. (e.g. airvantage) gateway - integration platform (e.g. openhab on BBB) sensor device (e.g. freeRTOS application on CC3200) Cloud based sys ...
Hello everyone from Chrystal and Dale,   We want to thank everyone for this exciting and very big learning experience. Although we didn't complete 100% of what was planned, we will continue to work on this project until finished. For both of us it ended up being a lot more than we figured. From changing our overall plans by adding the whole biology part to the project made it harder to figure out how to do this. We did complete the centrifuge, microscope, some sensors, wireless wifi, recha ...
Previous posts: In the Air Design Challenge - Pollen & Allergen Sensing In the Air Design Challenge - Pollen & Allergen Sensing – Post 1 (Pollen Sensor) In the Air Design Challenge - Pollen & Allergen Sensing – Post 2 In the Air Design Challenge - Pollen & Allergen Sensing – Post 3 (AirVantage Intro) In the Air Design Challenge - Pollen & Allergen Sensing – Post 4 (Preparing the InTheAir Power Board) In the Air Design Challenge - Pollen & Alle ...
Previous post: In-the-Air-Challenge: Air filter checking with a home-built laser+photodiode dust counter Roadtest winners: http://www.element14.com/community/community/design-challenges/in-the-air-design-challenge/blog/2015/03/17/in-the-air-de… Community vote: Community Choice Poll - In the Air Challenge Although invisible, air is the most important in our lives. We can survive days without food and water, but only minutes without breathing. So we should consider air quality seriousl ...
Previous Content: In The Air: Epidose 1: Introduction In The Air: Episode 2 - Preparing for Surface Mount Work In The Air: Episode 3 - Surface Mount Beginnings In The Air: Episode 4 - Inductors In The Air: Episode 5 - PCB Design In The Air: Episode 6 - Getting Ready For PCBs In The Air: Episode 7 - Still Getting Ready for PCBs In The Air: Episode 8 - SMT Population In The Air: Episode 9: Pump Control     Introduction The original concept for this project was to develop a wirele ...
Previous posts for this project: [AirCare] InTheAir - Project Description [AirCare] InTheAir - Week 1: Getting a Launchpad to Blink [AirCare] InTheAir - Week 2: Preparing the Beaglebone Black [AirCare] InTheAir - Week 3: Fuel Tank Testing [AirCare] InTheAir - Week 4: Using the CC3200 [AirCare] InTheAir - Week 5: openHAB and MQTT [AirCare] InTheAir - Week 6: Accessing Fuel Tank's Data [AirCare] InTheAir - Week 7: Dust sensor [AirCare] InTheAir - Week 8: MSP430FR5969 with Energia14 [AirC ...
Preface Before anything else, I would like to personally thank the organisers and sponsors of this challenge, and kudos to doctorcdf for the great support and ironing out issues around some duties on the kits.  This challenge has been really an exciting and productive experience. Previous PostsSetting up the development environment MSP430 Development in VisualStudio CC3200 Development in Visual Studio BeagleBone + node.js + Visual Studio Architecture Carbon Footprint Monitoring - Archi ...
Introduction Work Plan Energy Harvester Module based on the TI BQ25504 and a SuperCap Energy Efficient Wireless Sensor Node based on the TI CC110L and FR5969 Gateway device Based on the BeagleBone Black Standalone Sensor Node based on the TI CC3200 Connectivity with the Sierra Air Vantage cloud Service Conclusion and Future Work Tutorials and Other Posts Work progress and Design Posts Tutorial on LCD Posts on the Energy Harvester Posts on the HDC 100 ...
Previous posts for this project: [AirCare] InTheAir - Project Description [AirCare] InTheAir - Week 1: Getting a Launchpad to Blink [AirCare] InTheAir - Week 2: Preparing the Beaglebone Black [AirCare] InTheAir - Week 3: Fuel Tank Testing [AirCare] InTheAir - Week 4: Using the CC3200 [AirCare] InTheAir - Week 5: openHAB and MQTT [AirCare] InTheAir - Week 6: Accessing Fuel Tank's Data [AirCare] InTheAir - Week 7: Dust sensor [AirCare] InTheAir - Week 8: MSP430FR5969 with Energia14 [AirC ...
Today I took down the outdoor sensor to work on the smart plug and smart switch modules.  I've ordered a few more CC3200 modules but may not arrive in time, especially that this challenge ends tomorrow, but that does not mean further development stops with it as well.   Anyways, back to this post.  My goal is to be able to remotely turn on/off an appliance from my mobile, or be able to set some triggers, i.e. power usage goes above a specific threshold, that it will turn off non- ...