Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the perfect way for makers to get creative and use technology to solve problems. It’s easier now than ever before to connect physical devices in our world with the internet; from appliances that can be remotely monitored and controlled, healthcare monitoring systems, wearables, home security systems and more. By connecting things like this together, it lets us access data in ways that have never been possible before – such as checking how much energy an appliance uses or controlling lights in a room via your phone all over the world. In these blog posts, we cover everything you need to know about IoT: what it is, the benefits of using it and even some inspiring projects and tutorials so you can start taking advantage of its potential!

Review: Seeed SenseCAP T1000 LoRaWAN Tracker

Review: Seeed SenseCAP T1000 LoRaWAN Tracker

Manufacturer: Seeed Kickstarter Campaign Price: $29 Seeed SenseCAP T1000 LoRaWAN Tracker Many years ago, I set my backpack up with…its own server. Just a little Raspberry Pi Zero Wireless, but it could provide access to files, along with various other things, including tracking its location and alerting me to changes via IFTTT. The problem was […]

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Old School Label Making, New School Interface

Old School Label Making, New School Interface

The E-TKT by Andrei Speridiao is an exploration of delightful anachronism. It is a label maker that you can control from your phone. You might be thinking “but don’t modern label makers have phone apps already?”. Yup, many do, but they’re simply not as cool as this one! Andrei found himself using an old manual […]

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Mighty Modules: Pluggable Boards To Get Your Project Built

Mighty Modules: Pluggable Boards To Get Your Project Built

If you’re taking your microcontroller or SBC project to market, these pluggable boards might be what you need.

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Roundup: Five Long-Range LoRa Projects to Explore

Roundup: Five Long-Range LoRa Projects to Explore

Follow your dog, track the weather, automate your greenhouse and more — flex your reach with these long-range IoT projects

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Plan CO2 — A Thing or Two About Monitoring CO2

Plan CO2 — A Thing or Two About Monitoring CO2

Tim Dye of TD Environmental Services is a leading expert in air quality sensors. He knows a thing or two about CO2. When I first started thinking about how we might use CO2 to measure the proper ventilation of indoor spaces, I thought of Tim and his work on air quality monitors.

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Stephan and Odessa Schulz at a workbench

Plan CO2: Montreal Dad Makes a CO2 Monitor for His Daughter’s Classroom

A device that measures CO2 can be built and deployed in indoor spaces such as classrooms to monitor ventilation in the room and warn if levels of CO2 are rising.

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