Peak is a smart lamp that helps you form better habits

Peak is a smart lamp that helps you form better habits

Breaking bad habits can be difficult, but developing better ones isn’t so easy either. Mindful of this, former Project Ara founder Dan Makoski and David Khavari have come up with a smart, Arduino-friendly lamp that combines light, encouraging messages and a personal improvement algorithm to help you inch closer to your goal day by day.

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The little Arduino robot arm that could!

The little Arduino robot arm that could!

As its name would suggest, the LittleArm is a mini 3D-printed robot that began as a weekend project. Its creator Gabe Bentz wanted a small arm that was easy to work with, and one that wouldn’t require him to dig deep into his wallet.

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Star Track is an Arduino-powered star pointer and tracker

Star Track is an Arduino-powered star pointer and tracker

Maker and astronomy enthusiast Görkem Bozkurt has built a GoTo telescope mount-inspired system that points and tracks any object in the sky using its celestial coordinates. The aptly named Star Track sports a 3D-printed structure along with a pair of Arduinos (an Uno and Nano), a gyroscope, an RTC module, two low-cost 5V stepper motors, and a laser pointer.

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Vodafone’s Internet of Things swimsuit detects harmful UV levels

Vodafone’s Internet of Things swimsuit detects harmful UV levels


  • “What’s even more exciting for me is a new technology called Narrowband Internet of Things,” Brenneis said. “
  • Vodafone’s Internet of Things swimsuit detects harmful UV levels
  • With the new technology, we can connect billions of devices efficiently, cheaply and with a long battery life and this is going to change people’s lives.
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Tech Talk: IoT At The Forefront Of Next Tech Revolution

Tech Talk: IoT At The Forefront Of Next Tech Revolution


  • Tech Talk: Jiobit Using Smart Technology In Wearables
  • Tech Talk: Amazon Is Showing AWS Devs The Power Of Alexa
  • Nest Updates App To Allow A Home Screen View Of Live Video
  • Sponsored Game Review: Death Valley 3
  • Stock Android Provides the Best Experience for Android Auto
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Ride to work on an Arduino-based electric unicycle

Ride to work on an Arduino-based electric unicycle

Some people drive their car to work. Some walk. Others ride their bike. Well, in Nick Thatcher’s case, he prefers to hop on his own electric unicycle. The serial creator of self-balancing vehicles has just completed his latest project, dubbed  “Plan-B.

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Wiring together the Internet of Things

Wiring together the Internet of Things


  • Nick O’Leary and Dave Conway-Jones of IBM’s Emerging Technologies group were looking for a way to simplify the process of linking together systems and devices when developing for the Internet of Things.
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Issue 48

Issue 48

 

  • Windows 10 IoT Core on Raspberry Pi Build your own Internet of Things devices
  • Ever wanted to use a Raspberry Pi to remotely control an Arduino, but using something smaller and more portable than a…
  • Create Internet of Things devices with Windows 10 IoT Core in the August edition of the official Raspberry Pi magazine
  • Set up Dropbox on your Pi Share your files in the cloud
  • You can download the issue free now and forever, but buying in digital & print supports the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s charitable mission to democratise computing.
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FAO-ITU E-agriculture Solutions Forum

FAO-ITU E-agriculture Solutions Forum


  • Experience sharing in implementing ICT solutions for agriculture
  • Bring together proven e-agriculture solutions that will benefit agriculture stakeholders;
  • Establish a Community-of-Practice (CoP) among e-agriculture solution providers;
  • Experts involved in implementing e-agriculture strategies in Asia-Pacific countries;
  • a) Detailed presentation of methodology to develop e-agriculture strategy
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Musician creates MIDI-triggered LED cubes with Arduino

Musician creates MIDI-triggered LED cubes with Arduino

For the release of his latest EP, Dario Marturano brought together electronic music, technology, science, and dance to create an awe-inspiring music video called “Pyrite.” The artist (and STEAM advocate), who goes by the stage name Holograph, built a set of illuminated cubes using plexiglass boxes and LED strips that are MIDI-triggered via Arduino circuitry.

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This is why I’m still wary of the Internet of Things

This is why I’m still wary of the Internet of Things


  • The trouble with the Internet of Things is that it seems to have developed into a buzzword for just about any hardware company to latch onto.
  • The latest horror story comes from Petnet , which makes a smart feeder for pets that you can set up to periodically dispense treats for your cats and dogs.
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