an electronic product studio: blink(1) Check out the blink(1) intro video blink(1) is the world’s best indicator light, designed in the spirit of our favorite old school Unix tools: simple, flexible, and robust. It fits into the USB 1.0/2.0 port on nearly every device so you can connect cloud data sources or events on your computer to a full-color LED and know what’s happening. pulse when someone mentions you on Twitterglow red if your computer’s CPU is slammedflash when a web page has changedshow the status of your continuous integration builddisplay multiple information sources simultaneouslywork in parallel with as many other blink(1)s as you have USB ports…and hundreds of other things! blink(1) is a channel on IFTTT.
The Internet of Things Has Arrived — And So Have Massive Security Issues Photo: Jim Merithew/Wired Internet. Things. Internet of Things Camera - Simple remote monitoring using a first-generation Eye-Fi wireless SD card and Adafruit Data Logging Shield for Arduino Introduction The Eye-Fi card is a tiny wireless memory card.
Test Drive Open Source GIS Software There are two options for test driving open source GIS software without having to individually download and install applications on your computer: OSGeo-Live and Portable GIS. OSGeo-Live 6.0 OSGeo-Live 6.0 offers bootable DVD and thumb drive options for testing driving a range of Open Source GIS without having to install anything on your computer. Once configured, the bootable DVD or thumb drive is loaded with almost 50 open source GIS applications covering free software for crisis management, GIS desktop software, web mapping, database management for GIS data, spatial tools, geospatial libraries, and installers for Windows and Mac machines. Additionally, the DVD is also loaded with GIS data from Natural Earth and OpenStreetMap. OSGeo has a full list of the open source GIS applications it makes available on the DVD with links to information about each application.
This Nest Is Blessed One of the most intriguing and difficult to find solutions for a DIY smart home is light control. Not lamp control which SmartThings is a great solution for but light control. As in porch lights, ceiling lights, recessed lights, etc. Pretty much anything controlled by a traditional wall switch. Sure, you could tear out all of your analog switches and replace them with expensive home automation switches as seen here but with the kind of technology we have today shouldn’t there be a better solution?
The Internet of Things - McKinsey Quarterly - High Tech - Hardware In most organizations, information travels along familiar routes. Proprietary information is lodged in databases and analyzed in reports and then rises up the management chain. Information also originates externally—gathered from public sources, harvested from the Internet, or purchased from information suppliers. But the predictable pathways of information are changing: the physical world itself is becoming a type of information system. In what’s called the Internet of Things, sensors and actuators embedded in physical objects—from roadways to pacemakers—are linked through wired and wireless networks, often using the same Internet Protocol (IP) that connects the Internet. These networks churn out huge volumes of data that flow to computers for analysis.
My Space Balloon: Project Stratohab Success!! High School Student's Budget "We're making space more American. We're making space more democratic. We're making space more available, approachable and real to the average American." - James Muncy, President of Polispace As an avid maker and hobbyist, I support the open source initiative like the Arduino micro controller platform. When I decided to start this project 6 months ago, I dreamed of reaching space on a high school student's budget. Along the way, I also dreamed of publishing my research and development on near space, so we can make space more democratic and available to the everyday DIY-er.
Radar graphs: Avoid them (99.9% of the time) Stephen Few doesn't like radar graphs, and he's not the only one who has written against them. In a recent discussion on Twitter, Jon Peltier said that they are "worse than pies" —ouch! Even Andy Kirk, who is usually as polite as a British gentleman can be, doesn't have nice words about this kind of display. Most of the arguments against radar graphs can be summarized in a couple of sentences from this post by Graham Odds: "Even with a common scale between axes, comparing values across them remains cumbersome and error-prone. This is because rather than the simple straight-line comparison our visual perception is hard-wired to perform that is found in “conventional” chart types, comparison in radar charts requires conscious thought to mentally project a sort of arc of rotation to map a value from one axis onto another, something we are not particularly adept at." I agree on that, something that you may find unsurprising if you have read my book already.
Features overview - tado° - The Heating App The tado° Smart Thermostat This box contains everything you need if you already have a wired thermostat. Simply replace it with tado° and start saving right away. No Longer Vaporware: The Internet of Things Is Finally Talking The rise of the machines has begun: Steve Sande’s household fan is now self-aware. Sande, a Colorado-based tech writer, had noticed that his cat, Ruby, was suffering on hot summer days. His house doesn’t have air-conditioning, and he wasn’t always around to turn on the fan.
Spark Socket Connects Your Regular Old Light Bulbs to the Internet Spark Devices founder Zach Supalla holding a light bulb screwed into a Spark socket. Image: Spark Devices Companies from Google to Comcast to Electric Imp are trying to connect home devices and appliances to the web, but the internet of things remains more of a complicated, distant dream than a reality. A800 The Canon PowerShot A800 was released in January 2011. It is based on the Digic 3 platform and features the DryOS. Follow the latest development on the A800 porting thread Reviews and Specifications Edit Technical Data Sheldon's T-Shirts of The Big Bang Theory - Blog - Cool Infographics If you have seen the comedy show The Big Bang Theory, then you know Sheldon…. If you haven’t seen it, go watch it and get back to us. Have you ever noticed his wardrobe? The Sheldon’s T-Shirts infographic from fibers.com tells you his favorite shirts, how often he wears his shirts, and even what colors he wears the most! Graphs, Charts and illustrated T-Shirts with correlating sizes to wearing frequency - would there be any other way to visualize Sheldon Cooper’s t-shirt collection from The Big Bang Theory?