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The purpose of this project is to design a home automation system that can be operated from anywhere in the world. As the first phase of this project, System to control only the water pump of the house is designed. This prototype system consists 3 major parts Ultra-sonic sensor to determine the water level of the tank Microcontroller + Wi-Fi module/Ethernet module. Web Server   The ultra-sonic sensor that is mounted at the top of the water tank is a 24/7 online device. It is sending the ...
At this week's Chicago IoT Meetup, Roman Budek of NXP gave a talk on understanding and implementing embedded system security. What follows are the high points of the talk:   1. What makes IoT security unique? The IoT will consists of billions of connected, embedded devices. The more embedded devices connected to a gateway, the greater the security risk..   2. Why is it important to secure all end nodes? If a connected thermostat for a commercial freezer in a restaurant was hacked, ...
Johnny Weir sports this Tweet-powered horse for the Kentucky Derby. The Kentucky Derby has been a mainstay for the past 142 years, but their technology presence is now being measured in 21st century style. Crazy hats are always the rage, and Johnny Wier pulled a stunt to get people talking. (image via Joey Foley/FilmMagic)   When I hear the Kentucky Derby is back in season, I immediately picture people in ridiculous hats guzzling mint juleps. Well, it seems like everyone else pictures exac ...

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