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I''ve been collecting things for a while now and I'm set (also probably at $200, although I went to a lot of sales)   Windows Computer (that was the hardest thing to find, I'm a Mac/UNIX guy) TI SDK - so far, so good   Adafruit Sensors Two flow meters to experiment with tracking the water used by the system; clamp on ultrasonic doppler flowmeter is probably too expensive, but would be preferable, energy-wise Two soil humidity sensors to evaluate if the lawn needs watering eTape Li ...
The Internet of the Backyard Challenge is running from August 13th to November 7th. Previous activity: Blog Summary #000 : Internet of the Backyard Challenge 2014 Blog Summary #001 : Internet of the Backyard Challenge 2014 Recent activity: Blog Summary #003 : Internet of the Backyard Challenge 2014 Blog Summary #004 : Internet of the Backyard Challenge 2014 Blog Summary #005 : Internet of the Backyard Challenge 2014 - Final Day Name Super Awesome Blog Time janisalnis Energia is out there ...
hardware:   GPS & LCD connected to CC3200     GPS - quectell L80   LCD - PCD8544 ( nokia 5510) 48x84 monochrome display   software:   device initialization - after start check: a) gps module (get actual position and time) b) access point connection (connect to defined ap)     weather forecast module - after SW2 push   a) connect to "openweathermap.org" b) get forecast data for every 3 hours c) show data for next 9 hours   every ...
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DAB

Backyard Challenge Update.

Posted by DAB Top Member Sep 12, 2014
Hi All,   Just a short update.  My head is still fuzzy, but we have a cold front coming through, so I hope to get something done this weekend.   I did sketch out a design for the lightning and flash detection circuit using a LM324 chip. I should get it working soon and test it out.   Still not able to follow the start up procedures.  It is so frustrating to read something over and over and still not be able to do the simple steps.   I did receive my surprise pa ...
Tomorrow I am going to start coding ...     In C++ I  have created my own operating system ( I wrote this os in last year, it based on polling )   But I have big problems with CC3200 and C++ So IoT project I must write in C, in this case my operating system is unuseful,   more work for me   [update 01]   weather forecast working propertly ( 4* 3 hours prediction )     Received HTTP GET response data. Return value: 3400 HTTP/1.1 200 OK Ser ...
The Internet of the Backyard Challenge is running from August 13th to November 7th. Previous activity: Blog Summary #000 : Internet of the Backyard Challenge 2014 Recent activity: Blog Summary #002 : Internet of the Backyard Challenge 2014 Blog Summary #003 : Internet of the Backyard Challenge 2014 Blog Summary #004 : Internet of the Backyard Challenge 2014 Blog Summary #005 : Internet of the Backyard Challenge 2014 - Final Day Name Super Awesome Blog Time janisalnis IoT live data upload ...
Previous post:Sample upload to Plotly: success Next post: Energia is out there for CC3200 CC3200 measuring hot water pipe temperature in bathroom   It was my old dream to measure pipe temperature, but until appearance of CC3200 I was hesitating to install wires all the way from webserver to the bathroom. It is very practical now to tape CC3200 board to a pipe in the bathroom and run it from 2xAA rechargeable cells. No installation wires needed. Same code as used for greenhouse was used ...
This is an introduction to two videos I am producing to show the setup of the new RPI B+ and then the installation of the EnOcean Pi module and first time use of the Sensor Kit   The PI Setup including WIFI Raspberry PI Model B+ Quick Set-up (1/2 Hour Guide from unpack to GUI and WIFI) EnOcean and Fhem setup Raspberry Pi B+ and the EnOcean Sensor Kit - install and initial testing   you will se in the videos that the process to go from boxed PI B+ board and empty SD card to a working ...
This is the second video in a series (Not sure how many there will be yet but a few) that takes you through the installation of the Enocean Pi module, installing Fhem home automation software and checking out the basic functionality wit the Sensor Kit   The kit comes with the wireless Temperature module, a wireless Switch Module (4 way) and a wireless contact module (reed relay and a magnet)   None of the modules require a battery or other external power, they contain a super cap and ...