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6 Posts authored by: dougw Top Member
The schedule for the Pi Iot design challenge is winding down, but this project is still just beginning. It is experiencing some horrendous delays which are taking it out of the running in the contest, but hopefully the project will continue at its own pace. The primary challenge was to use a Raspberry Pi3 in an IoT application. Since my proposal wasn't strong enough to warrant sponsorship, I ordered my own Pi3 back in May. It has not arrived yet which is a major setback, killing any shot at the ...
I have started collecting all the tablets for this project and even started programming a couple of the apps. The android app below is my first LCARS app - it monitors temperature and humidity remotely via Bluetooth. I will post more on this app and remote sensor in a future blog. The video below provides a feel for the LCARS theme and how it looks on tablet computers: The app is called "LCARS UI" by NeoTechni in the Play Store Among its many features it has a built-in browser and text-to-vo ...
The theme of this design challenge entry is a Star Trek IoT command center alcove. Of course a Star Trek command center is part of a Starship. In this case the starship is a habitat class science vessel capable of warp 1. Its ongoing mission is to explore the strange new world of habitat automation IoT and seek out new technologies and opportunities. The Enocean Voyager was designed so that a model could be 3D printed. The model actually has 6 parts so far, mainly because the ship is growing or ...
Over the short period that tablets have been affordable I have somehow acquired at least 8, although I only actually paid for 3 of them. I also have acquired at least 7 Raspberry Pi modules, none of which I actually bought. One goal of this project is to employ as much of this stuff as possible before it is so obsolete it won't ever be used again. So far I have identified 10 displays with 3 more still in the planning stages. Given the space available, I need to get creative about where to put al ...
My Pi IoT blogging progress has been dismal although I spend lots of time on the project, mostly trying to figure out how to create the decor I want within a budget I can afford. This blog is about some of the "research" I have been doing for my Star Trek theme. I went to see Start Trek Beyond - it was visually stunning in full 3D, but I didn't retain much information about command center decor and design. So I joined Star Fleet Academy. It was cool - seeing all the gear up close was interesti ...
My propsal for the Pi IoT Design Challenge was not good enough to be sponsored which probably means this project is not a contender to win anything, but putting the effort into the proposal and dreaming up the possibilities got me enthusiastic enough to proceed anyway. I have been dabbling in home automation for a few years, but the various projects are scattered all over the house, so this is a great opportunity to set up a central control room that starts to leverage the synergies available. I ...