When Gordon Folkes III first approached me about joining Archer First Response Systems, I had a lot of questions. I had met Gordon through a hackathon in 2017, and I knew his company was working on delivering life-saving AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) to cardiac arrest victims via unmanned aerial vehicles. I brushed shoulders with him [...]
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 [...]
What's a piece of hardware without the operating system to run it? When buying a new desktop computer, the decision often comes down to a few choices: Mac, PC, or Linux. With IoT, it's a little bit different.
Choosing hardware to prototype with in the realm of IoT can be overwhelming. There are so many choices for so many use cases! How does one choose?
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
I recently had the pleasure of sitting down and consuming an entire bag of Doritos (don't judge me, it was like the $1.69 midsize version) while watching a webinar about the coming Waves of IoT Innovation in the Retail Space. Cue the 50's retro-cool mansplaining PSA.
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]