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9 Posts authored by: kas.lewis
  In a previous blog post we took a brief look at the MangOH Red and what makes this new board standout. We then started to explore the Legato framework that runs on the Magoh boards (and the Raspberry Pi, instructions here).   We started off looking at a very simple application, heartbeatRed, one that has only one component, includes one source file and uses one API, to interface with two GPIOs (a button and a LED). In this blog we will move further to an application that has multipl ...
  Sierra Wireless has just launched their newest offering in the IoT space. The MangOH Red is a smaller and more compact board than it's older brother the MangOH Green. Aimed at a being used in an end product rather than the development, the board resembles the footprint of the Raspberry Pi. With onboard Bluetooth and WiFi, the MangOH Red is ready to be used in any IoT application. Still standard are the CF3 modules with their on chip cellular connectivity and GLONASS and GPS positioning ca ...
  The MangOH Green is a board developed by Sierra Wireless to allow for easy development with their WP modules. These modules are specifically built for mobile/cellular IoT and have both cellular and GPS radios built into the chip. The MangOH Green runs a Linux application framework called Legato. Sierra Wireless has been working hard to keep the software moving forward. This has produced a number of versions each with subtle changes, and while there is a starter's guide for Legato that doc ...
  IntroductionWith home automation expanding faster than ever thought and new products constantly coming out the DIY space is increasingly getting bigger as well. One of those companies joining in the DIY space is Itead Studio. About 10 months ago Itead Studio came out with their Sonoff and Slamphor solutions and have quickly built on these two platforms.   Recently Itead Studio brought out two new home automation products that complement their current products. The Sonoff TH allows t ...
In the previous blog the issue of having too many options when choosing an IoT solution was introduced. As a way to judge how easy it it is to select a solution, a project was proposed that could be implemented using different hardware and software. Once these projects are implemented on these platforms a comparison will be done to determine, from a prototyping perspective, what is an easy platform to use.   Usage Case Power consumption at home and in the office is becoming a more conscious ...
  The internet of things (IoT) has become unquestionably the next biggest thing and already has blown up faster then most people could have imagined. As the IoT gains traction more companies will be seeking to to provide IoT components. This market includes everything from ICs and modules to fully connected hardware platforms and all the software in between, as well as the cloud platforms to which remote sensor data is uploaded to and analyzed.   With so many options in the hardware, ...
  IntroductionToday the internet of things is everywhere and in anything yet it has no defined protocol or standardization of any type. This lack of conformity has led to an increasingly growing issue that of incompatibility. This issue mixed with the cost of investing in one manufacturer over another with no guarantee of product life or growth makes for a very precarious technology moving forward.   The group from Hook has decided to challenge this by removing one of the variables i ...
  INTRODUCTION Itead Studio has launched a indiegogo campaign to help bring one of their new products to market. Itead Studio has been working on a WiFi enabled switch for easy home automation. They have specifically been working on two products, one that fits into a light fixture (Slampher) and one that is spliced into any cable (Sonoff). The catch behind these two products is their incredible low price (~$7 per unit) and their easy of use.   HOW I ARRIVED AT THIS POINT I was contacte ...
Figure 1. Terminal screen displaying live data being transmitted and demo Plot.ly graph   For a while now I have been thinking about the ability to remotely monitor what is going on environmentally in a location. I have thought about this with regards to the summer, with a cottage more than an hour away it would be nice to know what the weather pattern is for the cottages location (not the general city or county) to decide if it is worth the long drive. I have also thought about this with r ...

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