Category: Internet of Things (IoT)
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Looking at the Blues Wireless PlatformPosted October 10, 2021 in Internet of Things (IoT)
I discovered the Blues Wireless platform and started playing around with it. A conference buddy went to work there and he hooked me up with some devices. Its a low power consumption data collection platform (essentially) with ten years of data. This post describes my initial impressions of the platform.
Andy Doro Word Clock UpdatePosted August 10, 2021 in Internet of Things (IoT)
I recently discovered Andy Doro's Word Clock and I love the project. I built one for my self then started looking at the code for ways to improve it. I made a bunch of changes to the code and, once Andy added a license to the project repository, forked it and published my own version of it.
Using the Arduino NTPClient LibraryPosted July 18, 2021 in Internet of Things (IoT)
I have a version of Andy Doro’s Word Clock running in my house. I had some issues with the real-time clock (RTC) keeping time correctly, so I decided to rebuild the clock using a Wi-Fi enabled device and the Network Time Protocol (NTP) to keep my clock’s local time synchronized with reality.
Word Clock Time IssuesPosted July 14, 2021 in Internet of Things (IoT)
The clock's been running in our guest bathroom for more than a year now and I recently noticed that the clock wasn't keeping time very well. It was about 20 minutes fast. The original project is based on the Adafruit Trinket device which doesn't have a Wi-Fi connection, so it can't get it's time through Network Time Protocol (NTP). Instead, sets the clock to the compile date/time for the currently running sketch.
Simplifying Moddable DeploymentsPosted May 21, 2021 in Internet of Things (IoT)
Moddable, Windows, & Visual Studio CodePosted May 20, 2021 in Internet of Things (IoT)
Updated My Pi Remind Project (December, 2018)Posted January 13, 2019 in Internet of Things (IoT)
I've been running my Pi Remind project at my desk now for several years. I started with the Pi Remind (https://github.com/johnwargo/pi-remind), but then upgraded the hardware to the higher resolution Pi Remind HD (https://github.com/johnwargo/pi-remind-hd) hardware. The project essentially gives me a visual reminder when I have an upcoming appointment on my personal calendar. My personal calendar is online using Google Calendar, so it's easy for the Raspberry Pi to connect to my calendar through Google's public API.
Protecting Data in a URLPosted July 1, 2018 in Internet of Things (IoT)
I built a mobile app that talks to the Particle Photon and I wrote this article to describe the steps I took to hide the Particle API Token and device ID in cloud API URLs.
Particle Photon and the National Control Devices Relay BoardPosted July 1, 2018 in Internet of Things (IoT)
My review of the National Control Devices Relay Board for the Particle Photon.
Building a Better Light TimerPosted March 24, 2018 in Internet of Things (IoT)
Describes a Arduino-based light timer that uses NTP to keep the internal clock accurate.
Started Writing for HackSpace MagazinePosted November 27, 2017 in Internet of Things (IoT)
Announcing that I started writing a series of articles for HackSpace magazine.
Driving a Relay Board from Python Using GPIO ZeroPosted March 25, 2017 in Internet of Things (IoT)
Describes how to use some Arduino Relay boards I purchased on the Internet.
Raspberry Pi Relay ControllerPosted March 7, 2017 in Internet of Things (IoT)
A while back, I built a Python library for the Seeed Studio Raspberry Pi Relay Controller board; I wrote about that project on this site. As I worked to add some new features to the library, I realized that I needed an easy way to test the different components of the library. I decided to build a web application for the Raspberry Pi that provided an interface for each of the library's functions. I built the application using Flask, an easy to use micro framework for Python; you can find the project's complete source code at https://github.com/johnwargo/Raspberry-Pi-Relay-Controller-Seeed.
Using the Seeed Studio Raspberry Pi Relay BoardPosted February 15, 2017 in Internet of Things (IoT)
I had an idea for a project, a Raspberry Pi-based power controller for my media center. I searched around for relay boards, and discovered the Seeed Studio Raspberry Pi Relay Board v1.0 https://www.seeedstudio.com/Raspberry-Pi-Relay-Board-v1.0-p-2409.html, so I thought I'd give it a try.
Arduino Twinkle LightsPosted January 14, 2017 in Internet of Things (IoT)
This project is an Arduino variant of the Pimoroni Firefly Light (https://learn.pimoroni.com/tutorial/sandyj/firefly-light) project. Basically you place two strings of battery-powered LEDs into a glass jar and use a microcontroller to fade one strand up while the other strand fades down. The fade up/down process repeats for as long as the microcontroller has power. You could even add 1 or more strands of lights to the project if you want.
Raspberry Pi Weather StationPosted December 17, 2016 in Internet of Things (IoT)
A while back, I built a Raspberry Pi-based weather station. The hardware measures weather values (temperature, humidity and pressure) using the Astro Pi Sense HAT then uploads the data to a Weather Underground weather station. The Sense HAT board includes instruments that measure temperature, humidity and barometric pressure plus an 8x8 LED display, a joystick, and an accelerometer.
AT&T IoT Starter Kit Getting Started GuidePosted December 17, 2016 in Internet of Things (IoT)
Describes work I did on the AT&T IoT Getting Started Guide
Raspberry Pi Reminder ProjectPosted September 29, 2016 in Internet of Things (IoT)
Describes my Raspberry Pi Reminder project
Autostart Python App on Raspberry Pi in a Terminal WindowPosted August 23, 2016 in Internet of Things (IoT)
Describes my learnings building an autostart process for my Raspberry Pi Python projects.
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