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The Eclipse IoT community is organizing a Developer Survey to help answer the question: "What are developers doing with IoT?". I hope that many of you will participate and give us valuable input on the technologies you use, your short term or long term plans to build IoT solutions, and also your general perception of the market and industry players.   The survey is only 18 questions and should take only 5-10 minutes to complete. Plus, you get a chance to win a $100 gift card at your favor ...
A happy Luna smart mattress pad user (via Luna 2015) While the wearable technology market has been heating up with shoes, clothes, and bracelets that track everything from calories burned to your sleep pattern, a new entrant is taking a less invasive approach.   For those of you that want your sleep tracked and have smart homes, the Luna mattress pad is an affordable option that has a ton of impressive features. While a smart mattress will cost you at least $1000, the Luna mattress p ...
A test trial of Project Loon near Google’s HQ (via Google inc) Google’s recent letter to the FCC is raising hopes that the internet may no longer be limited to terrestrial distribution. Google has been testing a balloon- based internet system that could provide ultra-wideband wireless just about anywhere. Their letter to the FCC  focused on airborne internet platforms using high-frequency spectrums above 24GHz.   While it may take a  while before the FCC parcels ...
Introduction Infineon's  DC Motor Control shield (see PDF product brief here) can be used to drive the most popular sort of motors (permanent magnet DC or PM DC motors, also known as Brushed DC motors or DC motors).  This post is an introduction to the board and shows how to use it. It can be used for small DC motors all the way up to large extremely powerful 250W motors. The actual devices on the board are intended for automotive or industrial applications such as pumps but the shield ...
OK the secret is out of the bag for this one. Watch to the end to see how Ben kartben controls the Greenhouse with MQTT and a certain magic trick!!     Some useful links https://eclipse.org/paho/ http://blog.benjamin-cabe.com/ http://www.metaio.com/ ...
Met up with Benjamin Cabe again this year at FOSDEM 15  again on the ECLIPSE Foundation stand. Animated and enthusiastic as usual he demonstrates Leshan a LWM2M implementation providing a vendor neutral  system of pushing updates to deployed M2M devices.       How does he do his "magic trick "at the end? Discuss below....Answers in another video!! ...
Now we have a running 1-Wire Weather Station on the SPARK Core, as described in Old meets new, the 1-Wire Weather Station on the SPARK Core. (part 5), we now come to the next step, as the station needs to be powered outside. We need to put the weather station somewhere in the backyard, where no external power is available. Commercial wireless weather stations mainly use a low power 433 or 868 link which transmits weather data once per minute or less and runs for months, if not years on a pair of ...

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