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 Linux on each of these right now which gives a […]
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 towards the Mobile development community targeting personal applications. Other interesting […]
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. We’ve broken things down to the sensor level. You will also […]
This nicely sums up Microsoft’s view of the internet of things.
Recently saw this video showcasing Microsoft’s IoT implementation at the Royal Caribbean cruise ships. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/customer-stories/royal-caribbean.aspx
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 +). The device would store a series of these in […]
This is the second article in my series on IoT for Software developers. I trace my journey from embedded developer to Enterprise Integration Architect to IoT Consultant. IoT is many thing to many people. If you look at the diagram in my last post, that gives you a pretty good idea on how various industries […]
Many MANY years ago when I graduated, my first love was embedded electronics. Making little gadgets out of micro-controllers and a few components. The thought of making the devices talk to each other to make life easier/cooler in some way was always a fascination. I suspect that is the case with most people involved in […]