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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 ...