Category: IoT

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Raspberry Pi Assembly Language Tutorial

If my previous post about comparing C code to its compiled machine language equivalent made you want to know more, then good on you.  While the days of having to deal with this low level of code are long gone, understanding the fundamentals is always a good idea.  It may...

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Arduino Day 2017

On Saturday, I took the kids to the MoCo Maker Meetup’s Arduino Day in Rockville.   Amazing! We even won the door prize of an Arduino Starter Kit.  Look for that unboxing video on Frank’s World TV!

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Annapolis Startup is taking Alexa to the Next Level

An Annapolis startup is taking the Magic Mirror and Alexa to the next level by combining the two. Cofounders KC Beard and Max Randall are rolling out a product called the Daptly Display that adds new features around the voice control assistant. They developed the idea while attending college together....

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FarmBot: Fully Automate Your Garden

If you thought the previous post on adding an Arduino and sensors to your garden was overkill, then you haven’t yet met FarmBot.  FarmBot is an open source hardware and software solution to fully automate your garden. The data scientist in me wants to get my hands on all that...

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Arduino Garden Controller

Technically speaking, today marks the first day of Spring (in the Northern Hemisphere, at least).  And with Spring comes time to start gardening. As a geek, I want to try sprinkling some IoT magic to help me grow out a garden.  Here’s an interesting video from someone who’s done just...

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Inside Intel’s IoT Ignition Lab

Here’s a great video about the Intel Ignition Lab Launch in London and some of the great projects they are incubating, including a “Shazzam for Bats.” Yes, that’s a thing.