Smart Bronco: Choosing ensors for the Real World

https://youtu.be/D7cOr1s6CeI Going from proof-of-concept to prototype, aka my single 1988 Ford Bronco II, offers up some challenges. Rather than using Seeed Grove to prototype temperature using a simple generic temperature and humidity sensor (the DHT11, if anyone is asking), I need to figure out how to read the coolant temperature from the engine block of [...]

By |2018-12-05T13:59:50+00:00December 5th, 2018|IoT, Smart Bronco|

Smart Bronco Project Announcement

Over the course of the next few months, I am planning on taking my 1988 Ford Bronco II and making it a little more smart and a little more connected, thanks to the power of the Internet of Things. I plan on using this cruddy old truck to experiment and learn about IoT

By |2018-11-29T13:13:36+00:00September 4th, 2018|IoT, Project, Smart Bronco|

The Microsoft IoT Quick Guide

Microsoft has a bunch of tools labeled "IoT." What are their similarities and differences? Why would you choose to use one over another (and do they play nicely together)? Let's find out.

By |2018-11-29T13:16:15+00:00February 27th, 2018|IoT|

Orlando: Poised For Tech (and IoT) Growth

Silicon Valley was born through several contributing factors intersecting, including a skilled STEM research base housed in area universities, plentiful venture capital, and steady U.S. Department of Defense spending. Stanford University leadership was especially important in the valley's early development. Together these elements formed the basis of its growth and success. —  Wikipedia You need [...]

By |2017-08-24T13:24:32+00:00February 23rd, 2017|Future, IoT, Orlando|

Review: “Enchanted Objects” by David Rose

David Rose's "Enchanted Objects" book is a great start for anyone who wants to design IoT devices for, well, people. As IoT design matures, we need to look beyond what's possible and look more at what is actually going to help our lives. Computers have become so cheap, so small, so fast, and so efficient [...]

By |2017-08-24T13:24:32+00:00January 13th, 2017|Future, IoT|

Can Ubiquitous Computing and Minimalism Coexist?

I was starting to watch a documentary on Netflix called "Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things" when my heart began to sink. What is going on with the world? Are we just robots responding by instinct to shiny, colorful commercials, working ourselves to death to afford things we really don't even want? After a [...]

By |2017-08-24T13:24:32+00:00January 4th, 2017|Future, IoT|