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After a series of timeline delays due a lot of (several) personal troubles I can restart the publication of the project blog posts with some smart updates. The project is near to be finished and in few days also the presentation location and dates will be official. Full 3D printed The Art-a-tronic opera is totally 3D printed and the final assembly has been finished. To make the final moving object (35x35x20 cm size) it was necessary to design 28 different mechanical parts resulting in 41 diffe ...
Welcome to installment number twenty seven of the Design Challenge Project Summary series here at Element14. For those of you who are new to my content, in this series, each week, I chose single Design Challenge project from the current challenge, or past challenges, and write a short summary of the project to date. If the challenge in which the project is part of is ongoing, I will periodically update this post until the challenge is finished. I am sure that some project summaries will get more ...
The Challenge  Before I get into the reason for this post, let's take a moment and talk about what this design challenge was all about. The Pi IoT Smarter Spaces Design Challenge was the second official design challenge of 2016, and tasked its contestants, and anyone else who wishes to participate, to create a command center to control all the IoT devices in their favorite space - the entire home, a work space, a media room or even an outdoor space. More information can be found at the chal ...
Today on the national newspaper "La Stampa" in Turin, Italy. Thanks to the journalist Noemi Penna that has mentioned the sponsors sites. In attach the pdf version, as soon as possible I will update the post with the English translation. ...
Today on paper and digital format. Italian version, soon the translated update. Pdf version in attach. ...
The internet of things (IoT) is the internetworking of physical devices, vehicles, buildings and other items—embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity that enable these objects to collect and exchange data. In 2013 the Global Standards Initiative on Internet of Things (IoT-GSI) defined the IoT as "the infrastructure of the information society." The IoT allows objects to be sensed and/or controlled remotely across existing network infrastructure, cr ...
Acrylic Case  I'm not sure if it is proper to continue the blog after the challenge, so someone could smack me around if not, but I plan to continue working on the project so here be a short post post.   At the end of the challenge, the parts of the Feeder System were sprawled out on the table but I do plan to have them tucked away into some sort of enclosure.  I decided to take a stab at creating an enclosure using acrylic sheets, and after 2 days of work using a Radio Shack d ...
OpenHAB 2 Compatibility Deploy Configure Use Server Client   The challenge may be over, it doesn't mean the project cannot be further improved or expanded!   In this post, I will cover the notification feature for iOS devices using Prowl, which can be useful to notify the home owner in case of anomalies. An example could be that the garage has been opened while the key is still in the key holder, or that the front door remains open longer than a certain a ...
Welcome to installment number twenty four of the Design Challenge Project Summary series here at Element14. For those of you who are new to my content, in this series I will pick a single Design Challenge project from the current challenge, and write a short summary of the project to date. Over the course of each challenge, I try to revisit each project that I cover at least once, and I am sure that some project summaries will get more than one update if they themselves are updated frequently. U ...
This is an index page providing links to every post created as part of the Pi IoT Design Challenge for the Alarm Clock / Control Unit project. Enjoy!     [Pi IoT] Alarm Clock #01: Project Description [Pi IoT] Alarm Clock #02: Unboxing The Kit [Pi IoT] Alarm Clock #03: Puppet [Pi IoT] Alarm Clock #04: Installing OpenHAB With Puppet [Pi IoT] Alarm Clock #05: EnOcean Pi and Sensors [Pi IoT] Alarm Clock #06: emonPi [Pi IoT] Alarm Clock #07: Sense HAT [Pi IoT] Alarm Clock #08: IoT ...
Introduction This PiIot Challenge evolved in a very strange mode for me; as much the project was growing as much a new scenario was emerging imposing as the main track. So what happened? I had to make a choice: close the challenge just in time or smoothly follow the project evolution. There was not time to do both. Closing the challenge by the deadline would require a series of simplifications in the project. Then the remaining time for the next - and, why not? More ambitious - deadline was too ...
It's been a very interesting challenge! 3 months to learn a bunch of new things (specially in server and services implementation) and one common enemy... TIME! Only the basic structure of the proposed plan was implemented in the end. However, this is only the beginning   Thanks to element14 for this chance. And thanks to y'all who commented and helped. Of course, thanks to all who read thru these post and maybe found some interesting information.   It was also amazing reading what o ...
Last day (+ 1) of Pi IoT competition, and a Smart Competition Home is ready to run In this post, I wanted to show how the system looks like: both in paper and in the house itself. So here comes the pictures:   System Description           ELEMENTS/NODES: 1 Central Node - Raspberry Pi 3 1 Sensors Node - Raspberry Pi 4 User's Nodes - Smartphones   PUBLIC DOMAIN http://competitionvault.wow64.net/                  ...
This new post finalized the User Node (an Android device). It will include the smart-house functionalities to that of the competition system. This way, any resident will be able to check the smart house information while connected to the WiFi and switch to Competition mode when leaving to gain some miles.   *In other words... I will make the Smart Competition button work         User's node - include MQTT Publisher Client          ...
In order to have a bit more of feedback and add some thrilling while running ("wait! when did he run all those miles?? no way I will let this be"), I want to have an updated table of the current's month competition state. That means: Including a new function into Competition Service - in Central Node (Raspberry Pi 3). This way, when requested the competition information, it will send back he appropiate data Implementing the "Podium" activity on the Competition Android App - in User's Node  ...