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First encounter with the arduino nano

My search for the cheapest controller for IoT sensor data collection led me to investigate the Arduino family. Since I came from a Microsoft background, I had investigated the Raspberry Pi and Intel Galileo, both tipped to run the new version of Windows. You can run…

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Texas Instruments Sensor Tag CC2541

I recently got a hold of Texas Instrument’s sensor tag. This is a combination sensor containing: pressure temperature humidity accelerometer gyroscope magnetometer The WIKIPedia page highlights some interesting uses for the tag. It doesn’t look very useful for industrial applications – appears to be geared…

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The “things” of the Internet of things (IoT)

The internet of things claims to connect “things” to the internet. When envisioning projects, an understanding of the sensors available and the price range for sensors serve as starting points. We wanted to break things down and figure out what broad category of sensors are available….

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Case Study: Infra-red Module for home automation

Designed in 2001 for AXA design Australia, the project connected Infrared transmission and reception capabilities to an existing home automation network. The user would place an IR remote, say of a TV infront of the device and trigger it to memorize a certain button (say volume…

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