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iDevThis. Microsoft Projects. Develop Windows IoT apps – Windows IoT development. March Is For Makers: Enclosures for your DIY hardware projects with Bertrand Le Roy on the Hanselminutes Technology Podcast: Fresh Air for Developers. Leap Motion: Amazing, Revolutionary, Useless. Raspberry Pi. Software.intel. Requirements A Bluetooth* audio device, like a headset or speaker that can play sounds. Connect your Intel® Edison board to a Wi-Fi* network, see Step 3: Get your Board Online. SCP using a host computer connected to the same network (to copy music files over). Establish a terminal to your board either Via Serial port or SSH. Setup Make your Bluetooth* audio device discoverable. Type the following in the terminal to your board. Scan for devices. Find your device and pair to it (replace the MAC address with the MAC address of your device) On some devices you may need to connect as wel Quit the bluetoothctl Verify that your A2DP device (the LG* headset in this case) is recognized in pulse audio as a sink device and that its sink name starts with bluez_sink.

Configure the default sink to use pulse audio server with the following command, replacing with the details of your device. Copy an audio file (*.wav) to the Intel® Edison device using scp, and play the audio file using mplayer. More Info. The 'Internet of Things' will be the world's most massive device market and save companies billions of dollars. BI Intelligence Growth in the Internet of Things will peak in 2015 The Internet of Things (IoT) is beginning to grow significantly, as consumers, businesses, and governments recognize the benefit of connecting inert devices to the internet.

In an all-new report from BI Intelligence, we examine what is currently driving growth in the Internet of Things and how various sectors of the economy will embrace IoT innovations. Purchase the full report >> Here are a few of the key findings from the BI Intelligence report: The Internet of Things will be the largest device market in the world. In full, the report: Purchase the full report >> Join the discussion with Business Insider Refrain from posting comments that are obscene, libellous, slanderous or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks, name calling or inciting hatred against any community.

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Node-RED. Dxdisrupt. Unboxing (And Updating) A Texas Instruments MSP430FR5969 Ultra Low Power FRAM MCU. [Tonight's post is by Ed Smith, a member of the Humboldt Microcontrollers Group] I just received a Texas Instruments (TI) MSP430FR5969 LaunchPad! This is my unboxing post, I'll also cover updating the onboard programmer's firmware for use with Energia.

We'll kick things off with a few specs, or at least a quick product description. This is an unboxing not a review, after all. The MSP430FR5969 MCU is aimed at extreme low power consumption, to the point where when it is operating at full power it consumes ~100µA/MHz. That's quite low; at 16MHz it's consuming a measly 1.6mA. The FR5969 LaunchPad takes that MCU and gives it a home, as well as a built in programming interface, breakout headers (with very nice labels, as we'll see later), buttons, LEDs, lots of jumpers, and a 0.1F supercap.

For bonus points, Energia already supports this platform. The box is a simple affair, nothing especially flashy other than the rocket logos. This is the bottom of the board, in case you hadn't guessed. Low-power Microcontroller | 16-bit Microcontroller | 16-bit MCU - Overview - MSP. Spark | Open source IoT toolkit. Docs | Hardware datasheet. Subsystems Microcontroller Spark Core v1.0 uses the STM32F103CB - ARM 32-bit Cortex M3 based - microcontroller for its brain power. You can download the datasheet here. Some of its key features are as follows: ARM 32-bit Cortex™-M3 CPU Core72Mhz operating frequency, 1.25 DMIPS/MHz (Dhrystone 2.1)128KB of Flash memory20KB of SRAM12 bit ADCUSB 2.0 full-speed interfaceUSART, SPI and I2C interfacesJTAG Debug mode Wi-Fi module Core v1.0 uses TI's CC3000 module for the WiFi communications.

Some of the key features of the CC3000 module are as follows: IEEE 802.11 b/g compliantRadio PerformanceTX power: +18.0 dBm at 11 Mbps, CCKRX sensitivity: – 88 dBm, 8% PER, 11 MbpsOperating temperature: – 20° C to 70° CWireless security subsystemWEPWPA PersonalWPA2 PersonalFCC, IC, and CE certified with a chip antennaSPI host interface The datasheet is available here. External FLASH Since the flash memory is non-volatile, it retains the data even after turning off the power. Power regulator RF circuit Pins and I/O Power. IOT: Unboxing the MSP430FR5969 Launchpad and getting started on designing secure IOT - Secret Microsoft Communications. There is a great blog on unboxing the MSP430FR5969 at: Unboxing (And Updating) A Texas Instruments MSP430FR5969 Ultra Low Power FRAM MCU, so take a look at that and get back here. You will need to follow those instructions or else if you bought a device around 9/30/2014 it will not update the programmer and as far as I can tell there are no other instructions on how to get the update programmer to work with this Launchpad.

To use the Energia, you will seriously need to the read the EULA presented to you, really. I would quote the part I like, but it might be misconceived. I won’t link to it since you will have to sign an agreement and receive verification in about 1 minute that you have permission to receive the device. Then you pay your money. Also if you see a serial monitor like the image to the right or below for the Energia adaption of the Arduino IDE, if you get anything other than a screen that has the word “error” on it, then you didn’t do the instructions correctly. Cheaper. SparkFun Electronics. Hands on with Microsoft's Internet of Things platform. Back in April, at its BUILD developer event, Microsoft announced its Windows On Devices plan to bring Windows developers to the Internet of Things.

That was followed by the launch of a beta program, where selected developers would receive a modified Intel Galileo development board that could be used to try out Microsoft's latest Windows. I signed up for the program, and a couple of weeks ago I got an email to let me know that my Galileo board had shipped. A few days later it arrived, and I've been experimenting with it to see how Microsoft has brought Windows to devices that don't have screens or keyboards. Intel's Galileo is based around its low-power Quark processor.

(It's a sub-Atom, after all!) Designed for embedded systems, Quark is a system on a chip 32-bit x86 device, with most of the memory and interfaces you'll need to build a custom device. Booting a Windows Galileo is easy. Microsoft provides sample code to help you get started, with projects hosted on Github. Windows Developer Program for IoT. Quark Technology. Innovative Products for Rapidly Evolving Markets From datacenters to ultra-mobile devices such as tablets, phones, and wearables, computing segments are undergoing exciting and even game-changing transitions. Intel is developing new products for each of these dynamic markets over the next year and beyond, including a new, lower-power product family. Intel® Quark technology is designed for applications where lower power and size take priority over higher performance. Products derived from the Intel Quark processor family will develop innovative solutions for ubiquitous computing markets and the Internet of Things, from automotive to industrial to wearables.

The first product in this new roadmap family is called the Intel Quark SoC X1000. Products like the Intel Quark SoC X1000 will bring flexibility for higher levels of integration, lower power, and lower cost for the next wave of intelligent connected devices while maintaining Intel® architecture instruction set compatibility. Internet of Things: The Future of Your Business Technology | Microsoft. Microsoft delivers a unique, integrated approach for enterprises to capitalize on the Internet of Things by gathering, storing and processing data.

This approach extends from our breadth product portfolio for a range of PCs, tablets and industry devices on the edge of enterprise networks, the powerful new Microsoft Azure Intelligent Systems Service, developer tools, backend systems and a diverse ecosystem. Spanning from small connected sensors to rich industry devices, these intelligent systems help enterprises harness the trusted Windows platform to gather data from the edge of the network, process it with Microsoft’s data platform and serve it securely through engaging applications that drive real-time analysis and actionable opportunities that would otherwise be out of reach. It’s all possible through technology innovations that leverage the vast potential of data. Maker Faire | The Greatest Show and Tell on Earth. Rogue Robotics. Wiring. Windows Developer Program for IoT.

Microsoft ‘IoT’ Internet of Things Developer Program - Microsoft UK Faculty Connection. About the Windows Developer Program for IoT Designed for developers This is the first in a series of Internet of Things (IoT) programs for the creation of connected devices. This program is tailor-made for both makers and Windows developers entering into the IoT space. Rapid hardware development The accessibility of Arduino combined with the connectivity of Windows. Quickly iterate and expand on hardware and software designs using existing shields and sketches. Windows platform with Visual Studio Leverage the Windows platform and its diverse hardware ecosystem. Open community Connect with your fellow developers and share code contributions through GIT. Start building Learn Learn how you can make great connected things and contribute back to the community.

Make Set up your Galileo board and get your project rolling. Explore Find a sensor, look at samples, or check out the project the community is building. Connect If you're not already a part of the program, sign up here. Community resources Wiring API. IoT Design Shop's very affordable iBeacon Development Kit | Network World. Apple’s iBeacon is an indoor positioning system based on Bluetooth Low Energy that can send push notifications to smartphones running iOS or Android. Sounds interesting but what could such a technology be used for?

A trivial baby steps example was rolled out by Apple last December when the company deployed iBeacons in their 254 US retail stores. Now, if you’ve loaded the Apple Store app and opted-in for in-store notifications, when you enter a store you’ll get a ‘Hey, what up, Machead?’ And the suggestion to open the app for help and service. Apple is apparently so far not collecting any data other than how many people have enabled iBeacon notifications. More effective uses would be for navigation in large, complex buildings such as hospitals, guided tours around museums and exhibitions, and point-of-sale promos and alerts. At $49.99 the IoT Design Shop Beacon Development Kit is a cheap entry point for iBeacon research and development. Spark | Open source IoT toolkit. IoT Hardware Development Kits | Planet Shift. With the rising popularity of the Internet of Things comes an increasing number of hardware development kits. Here are 18 kits that are popular at this stage of evolution in the Internet of Things.

Arduinowww.arduino.ccArduino is an open source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It is intended for artists, designers, hobbyists and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments. Raspberry Piwww.raspberrypi.org The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card-sized single-board computer developed in the UK by the Raspberry Pi Foundation with the intention of promoting the teaching of basic computer science in schools.

Intel Galileowww.intel.com The Intel Galileo development board and software tools enables developers to create low power devices to interact with the world around them. Wunderbarwww.dragoninnovation.com The WunderBar enables creation of innovative and useful apps to connect smart devices. Like this: Like Loading...

Makers: What Will You Make? Untitled. Windows Developer Program for IoT We're bringing Windows to a new class of small devices. What will you make? Announcing Windows 10 for Raspberry Pi 2 About the Windows Developer Program for IoT Designed for developers This is the first in a series of Internet of Things (IoT) programs for the creation of connected devices. Rapid hardware development The accessibility of Arduino combined with the connectivity of Windows. Windows platform with Visual Studio Leverage the Windows platform and its diverse hardware ecosystem.

Open community Connect with your fellow developers and share code contributions through GIT. Start building Learn Learn how you can make great connected things and contribute back to the community. Make Set up your Galileo board and get your project rolling. Explore Find a sensor, look at samples, or check out the project the community is building.

Connect If you're not already a part of the program, sign up here. What's new Dev stories Community See what’s new on GitHub Events Buy a board. Full System Simulation with Wind River Simics. QEMU. Introducing the Intel® Galileo Development Board. Arduino - HomePage. Yocto Project | Open Source embedded Linux build system, package metadata and SDK generator. Homeos. It is no secret that homes are ever-increasing hotbeds of new technology such as set-top boxes, game consoles, wireless routers, home automation devices, tablets, smart phones, and security cameras. This innovation is breeding heterogeneity and complexity that frustrates even technically-savvy users’ attempts to improve day-to-day life by implementing functionality that uses these devices in combination.

For instance, it is impossible for most users to view video captured by their security camera on their smartphone when they are not at home. Heterogeneity across devices and across homes also makes it difficult to develop applications that solve these problems in a way that work across a range of homes. To simplify the management of technology and to simplify the development of applications in the home, we are developing an "operating system" for the home. Prototype The video below shows a demo of our prototype. Software Licensing. Lab Of Things - Home. Microsoft Lab of Things Analytics Engine - Home. Microsoft Research: The Lab of Things.