Arthur C Clarke once famously said, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”

Recently, a family trip to Great Wolf Lodge proved this out as the MagiQuest game provides the look and feel of magic with RFID, IoT, and creativity.

As a data and gadget geek, I could not resist pointing this out. Smile

 

With Windows 10 IoT Core, you can build devices to make a better world not just for people, but also our furry friends .

Here’s a project on how to build a Pet Recognition Door by connecting a webcam, infrared motion sensor, servo motors, and OpenCV facial recognition on a Minnowboard Max running Windows IoT Core.

This Pet Recognition Door will let your pet come and go, while keeping unwelcome critters from paying you an unexpected visit.  Are you feline ready to start creating?

It’s the latest tech in efficient lighting and a staple of many IoT projects, but how do LEDs work?

In this video by Filmmaker IQ, learn the science behind the Light Emitting Diode and basic concepts on how to wire up simple DIY LED circuits.

The main focus of the channel is for filmmakers, so expect a robust discussion of videography and photography as well. Consider this video a two-fer. Smile

In this video posted by Coding Tech, Scott Hanselman delivers one of the best and personal demos — how a combined solution using technologies such as IoT devices, cloud platforms, and Machine Learning can come together to solve even the most complex problems.

From small mobile computers to vast data centers available at your command, it truly is a great time to be a developer.