IoT

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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When Your Device Breaks Up With You

When Your Device Breaks Up With You

What happens when your smart devices decide to call it quits?

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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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Building A Portable Air Quality Monitor

Building A Portable Air Quality Monitor

Air quality is on a lot of people’s minds right now, especially if you’re on the West coast of the US. Mike Winter was putting together a system to measure and display the air quality and had an idea to make it portable and partially wrist mounted. His results were pretty nice, as you can […]

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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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