2017-07-03 15:19:53 by Tim
Follow along with me in this video series as I build an IoT product from start to finish – check out the project page! This Week’s Summary Here’s a summary of what happened last week on my “Designing an IoT Product” video series: Did some background development testing with Arduino and Wi-Fi (seeContinue Reading..
2017-06-30 03:09:00 by Tim
Introduction For a while the go-to maker board has been the Arduino Uno and other Arduino alternatives. The ease of use of the Arduino programming language and community support has made it very popular. But the Arduino launched with no connectivity (Wi-Fi/Bluetooth) and these days with everything being an Internet of Thing (IoT)Continue Reading..
2017-06-29 03:41:40 by Tim
Looked for different pH/ORP probes that would work with Arduino compatible hardware in order to measure different properties of pool water to calculate an overall water quality Gravity Analog pH Meter Kit Notes: Connects to analog input of Arduino compatible board No pH calibration solutions come with the kit Some reviews said itContinue Reading..
2017-06-28 03:28:59 by Tim
Using the Adafruit Wi-Fi shield with Uno for basic Wi-Fi Connectivity Setup guide online at https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-cc3000-wifi/cc3000-shield Assembly You will need to solder on the connector pins to the Wi-Fi shield following the steps below. Start with some connector pins and place them in the Wi-Fi shield to setup for soldering: Once you have themContinue Reading..
2017-06-27 03:27:08 by Tim
Found a waterproof temperature probe to use to measure water temperature in the pool Outside of needing sensors to measure the quality and temperature of the pool water I’m also going to need to measure things like the air temperature. I looked at several different types of sensors and found the followingContinue Reading..
2017-04-04 08:00:52 by Tim
There are plenty of guides out there on setting up a Raspberry Pi but I thought I would walk through how I recently setup my Raspberry Pi 2 using an Ubuntu Linux system. The first thing to do is to get an SD micro card and make sure it’s formatted properly to install an operatingContinue Reading..
2017-04-03 08:00:17 by Tim
Touch Screen for Raspberry Pi and Other Embedded Projects At some point in most embedded projects you are going to want to add a screen to display some type of information and today I’m going to review a raspberry pi touch screen. I’ve got a couple of projects I’m working on where I need toContinue Reading..
2017-03-30 08:00:11 by Tim
A good skip tracer will be able to get information from anyone who has it.” Frank Ahearn Book Stats Title How To Disappear Author Frank M. Ahearn Publisher Lyons Press Year Published 2010 Category Non Fiction Date Read December 2014 Book Summary Have you ever dreamed of disappearing to a tropical island and living yourContinue Reading..
2017-03-29 08:00:40 by Tim
The fallibility of human beings guarantees that no technological system will ever be infallible.” Command and Control Book Stats Title Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety Author Eric Schlosser Publisher Penguin Books Year Published 2014 Category Non Fiction Date Read September 2015 Book Summary In Command and ControlContinue Reading..
2017-03-28 08:00:32 by Tim
When I sat down to write Flash Boys, I didn’t intend to see just how angry I could make the richest people on Wall Street.” Flash Boys Book Stats Title Flash Boys Author Michael Lewis Publisher W. W. Norton and Company Year Published 2015 Category Non Fiction Date Read October 2015 Book Summary In FlashContinue Reading..