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A Solar, Waterproof and Wifi thermometer

By martinm, in Measures and DIY, july 17,2015.

Recently we had to build a device able to measure temperature on a roof. No electricity was available up there, the only technological stuff we could use was a wifi network. That project is not really original since the issues involved have been covered in the mail box and the weather station posts. However we though you would be interested in the box construction....

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Connecting sensors to Microsoft Azure

By mvuilleu, in Internet of Things, july 10,2015.

We have shown several times how an autonomous sensor can send data through the Internet to a program hosted on a web server. But, until today, we limited ourselves to the most classic development environments for web servers: PHP, Java, or Node.js. Today, you are going to see that it's also easy to send data to a Microsoft Azure data base, enabling us to access it from the new Microsoft ecosystem.

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Splash photography

By martinm, in DIY and Programming, july 03,2015.

In the latest issue of Make, we found a nice article by Thomas Burg and Johannes Gottwald about splash photography. The principle behind this technique, often used for commercials, is to take a picture of an object while it dips into a liquid. This can produces stunning pictures. Of course, after reading that, we were eager to give it a try...

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Driving a Roomba with a smart watch

By seb, in Internet of Things, Programming and Android, june 28,2015.

For many, the 2015 innovation in the smart watch world is the Apple Watch. However, another smart watch was talked about: the Pebble Time. This was caused in particular to the unprecedented success of its Kickstarter campaign. The new version just arrived to Yoctopuce, and to celebrate this, we wrote an application enabling you to drive a Roomba from your watch.

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Tracking time in the Internet of Things

By mvuilleu, in Measures and Internet of Things, june 21,2015.

In an computer system, measure and event timestamps are considered an evidence and, nowadays, no one expects to encounter difficulties in this domain. However, knowing the exact time at any time is far from obvious, in particular if you work with autonomous sensors with limited resources.

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