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Particle Launches New EtherSIM Platform with Free-To-Use Cellular Data

Particle Launches New EtherSIM Platform with Free-To-Use Cellular Data

Today at their online Spectra conference, Particle announced their new cellular-based IoT platform called EtherSIM, which opens their devices to a large network of carriers worldwide and adds the data plans into the Particle platform subscription price for professional users. Alongside, they also unveiled the “Particle Free Plan” which lets smaller users and makers access […]

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Set Up Your Own Private Smart Home

Set Up Your Own Private Smart Home

Smart home products, like dumb ones, fall into a couple different categories: there’s “fun and entertaining” and then there’s “practical.” Fun stuff when made smart tends to offer me the benefit of convenience; for example, I can ask a smart speaker to play my choice of music. Practical products can bring me added safety and […]

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Face Jam: Evade Facial Recognition

Face Jam: Evade Facial Recognition

Keep clear from recognition algorithms with these methods.

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Monitor Soil Moisture With An ESP8266 And A Hygrometer

Monitor Soil Moisture With An ESP8266 And A Hygrometer

In this article we will take the first step towards developing an intelligent system aimed at monitoring and controlling soil moisture in plants and plantations.

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An RFID Music Box Fit For A Child

An RFID Music Box Fit For A Child

Browsing around the internet, looking for cool laser cut projects to do while I’ve got a fancy laser cutter here for review, I found a very interesting looking music box posted to reddit. I thought the design was delightful. While I personally could do without the little figures with built-in RFID tags, this music box […]

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Doubling Down: Google’s AIY Endeavor Leads To A Brand New Board

Doubling Down: Google’s AIY Endeavor Leads To A Brand New Board

Google AI is committed to bringing the benefits of AI to everyone, and one of the ways we do this is by building tools to ensure that everyone can access AI. In 2016 I started AIY (do-it-yourself AI) as a new initiative from Google to help students and makers learn about AI through affordable, hands-on […]

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