L’internet des objets… drogués Que se passerait-il si les objets connectés pouvaient se comparer les uns les autres ? Si les objets pouvaient réagir à la pression de leurs pairs ? C’est l’étrange question que pose le projet de recherche AddictedProducts (voir également le blog) du designer Simone Rebaudengo, étudiant à l’université de technologie de Delft et qui travaille également en compagnie du designer Husman Haque, l’inventeur de Pachube (devenu Cosm), la plateforme pour interconnecter les objets via l’internet. Image : les toasters disséminés chez leurs locataires. Simone Rebaudengo s’est intéressé à l’intérêt que nous portons aux produits et à l’intérêt que le marketing voudrait nous voir leur porter. Le produit idéal pour bien des entrepreneurs serait donc le produit dont on a toujours besoin, qui chercherait toujours à se rappeler à vous, un produit qui capterait notre attention pour qu’on ressente son besoin, pour qu’on ne l’abandonne jamais. Vidéo : Brad le toaster.
Europe by Motorhome Introduction: Between mid-March and mid-December 2010 we traveled roughly 14,000 miles by motorhome through portions of twelve countries in western Europe. This Journal is intended to summarize our experiences and the knowledge we’ve gained for the benefit of other motorhome travelers. It will try to provide information of particular interest to those who either are already touring Europe by motorhome or might be considering doing so. While most of this information applies equally to all travelers, we will also cover visa issues that affect non-EU residents only. In 2011, between late February and the end of November, we traveled across southern Europe to the Balkan states and Bulgaria. In 2012, we arrived around April 1st and departed mid-December. General Summary: In order to minimize repetition, many items can be covered in a summary of motorhome travel considerations generally applicable throughout european countries. Expense Summary: average per gallon of propane was $2.88
InternetActu | InternetActu.net sur LeMonde.fr Us Spark Socket Connects Your Regular Old Light Bulbs to the Internet | Gadget Lab 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. Spark Devices wants to start off simple, with one of the most used items in your house — the light bulb. Spark Devices launched on Kickstarter with a working prototype of what it calls the Spark Socket. “[The Spark Socket] was inspired by my dad, who’s deaf and uses lights for notification,” Founder Zach Supalla told Wired. Backers can pre-order Spark Sockets for $60 apiece, and the company is trying to reach $250,000 on Kickstarter. “Products like these will definitely get cheaper over time,” Supalla said. Watch the video below to see the Spark Socket in action:
Search Results: budget Northern Thailand Costs and Review See our general tip page here. Note the costs here do not include flights, vaccines and insurance etc – this will be detailed at the end of the trip. Total per day THB gbp THB gbp Accommodation 14550 £311.92 808 £17.33 Trains 12 £0.26 1 £0.01 Taxis/Buses etc […] Laos Costs and Review See our general tip page here. Cambodia Costs and Review See our general tip page here. Vietnam Costs and Review See our general tip page here. See trip index here,Vietnam index here and additional Vietnam photos here After new year we carried on exploring Ho Chi Minh – but just as the , most things are closed at new year. Well we’ve made it to the half way point, 60 days out of 120. Malaysia Costs and Review See our general tip page here. Southern Thailand Costs and Review See our general tip page here. Where we stayed Be aware that you do get what you pay for, and our comments are made accordingly.
Monitor: An internet of airborne things THE spread of mobile phones in developing countries in the past decade has delivered enormous social and economic benefits. By providing a substitute for travel, phones can make up for bad roads and poor transport infrastructure, helping traders find better prices and boosting entrepreneurship. But although information can be delivered by phone—and, in a growing number of countries, money transferred as well—there are some things that must be delivered physically. For small items that are needed urgently, such as medicines, why not use drone helicopters to deliver them, bypassing the need for roads altogether? That, at least, was the idea cooked up last year at Singularity University, a Silicon Valley summer school where eager entrepreneurs gather in the hope of solving humanity’s grandest challenges with new technologies. After arrival at a station, a drone would swap its depleted battery pack for a fully charged one before proceeding to the next station. Mind over matter
Experienced based tips 1 Last Update: January 2010 This page is based on tips that we have picked up over the last year – hope they are useful and frugal! Shopping Maybe its us, but some things we need and can’t get abroad. Also – a lot of items are very expensive everywhere else. SquashBiscuitsBreakfast cereal (okay – I’m very fussy!) At Aires etc Always wear gloves when handling tapes etc near waste facilities. Fuel Almost everywhere is chepaer than the UK for diesel! Parking We tend to park in supermarket car parks for free when going to major towns, and virtually never pay for parking. Internet If you use a WiFi scanner on a mobile phone, it is almost certain to get free WiFi in any small town with ease. What to take Less than you think! Eating / Drinking Take decent crockery and glasses. Power We do not have an inverter and do not need one.
Dragrove - Generic gateway for internet of things Dragrove is an open source based generic gateway for internet of things. It combines Dragino (Easy Internet Access, powerful CPU, Linux system), Arduino compatible interface board (monitoring and controlling the physical world), and RF networks like X-Bee. Dragino MS12 is a wifi/linux enabled appliance for MCU projects. The goal of the Dragino is to solve the connectivity problem and greatly enhance microcontroller products. The Arduino compatible daughter board provides plug and play interface like Grove, it also provides 8 IO terminals for developers to easily create Internet of things projects, Robotics, Smart Home, Wireless Sensor Networks and many beyond. Features: Open WRT based Arduino Compatible IO extension bus ready for hacking Build-in Grove connector XBee wireless module socket IoT (internet of things) gateway Remore firmware update Dual NIC enabled wifi router User-friendly admin Interface Documents: Wiki
Useful Info For our other tips, see our tip index here I have been asked directly and answered a couple of times on forums, as to what we recommend to be the best laptop charger. Some chargers on eBay seem to only work when the engine is running, and some the quality is iffy to say the […] As of April 2012, the Caravan Club have released their 2012 version of their data for Caravan Club Sites, CLs and now their Caravan Club Abroad sites. Wow! (For our other tips, see our tip index HERE) Here is my guide on how to remove a Malaga 3 water heater, and remove and replace the burner and/or ignitor/flame sensor. In order to make my life easier I’ve moved all download links to this page. (See our other tips here) This is another topic seen frequently on the forums where people are concerned about the security of borrowing open WiFi connections or indeed public hotspots. Flights As expected, we did loads of research and loads of website trawling in order to find the best and cheapest flights for us.
The Internet of Things: What is the IoT Toolkit? This is the second of a three-part series on the Internet of Things with Atmel’s Tom Vu and Internet of Things Council member Michael Koster. Read Part 1 here. Tom Vu (TV): What is in the roadmap for IoT Toolkit? Michael Koster (MK): The IoT Toolkit is an open source project to develop a set of tools for building multi-protocol Internet of Things gateways and service gateways that enable horizontal co-operation between multiple different protocols and cloud services. Michael Koster. The foundation of the platform is purely bottom up, based on applying best practices and standards in modern web architecture to the problem of interoperability of IoT data models. To that end, I created a public github and started building the framework of the data model encapsulations and service layer, and mapped out some resourceful access methods via a REST interface. The next step is to start building a community consensus around, and participation in, the data models and the platform. [via bsr.org]