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A smartphone-controlled pool cover

By Sébastien Rinsoz, in Android, DIY and Internet of Things, june 19,2014.

If you own a swimming pool, you have probably implemented a method to save kids from falling into the pool. One popular method is the use of an automatic pool cover, but often these systems can only be driven using a mechanical switch. This week we will show how to control a system like this using your smartphone.

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New product: the Yocto-Motor-DC

By martinm, in New stuff, june 13,2014.

Today, we present you with the newest Yoctopuce product: the Yocto-Motor-DC. It's a motor controller enabling you to drive brushed or carbon motors. Let me show you around...

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Sending keystrokes from sensor data

By mvuilleu, in Programming, june 06,2014.

The best way to use our devices is to leverage our programming API, available for most programming languages. But there is also a trick to use our sensors to interface existing applications for which you don't have the source code, by emulating keyboard input. If you are building a flight simulator deck or simply try to improve an old-fashioned data entry form interface, this is worth giving a look...

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SRF06: a cheap range finder

By martinm, in Reviews, Measures and DIY, may 30,2014.

We are often asked if we have any plan for a range finder. Well, the answer is "no, not a this time". However, we do have some reasonable alternatives.

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Installing the VirtualHub on a QNAP NAS

By Sébastien Rinsoz, in Tiny PC and Measures, may 21,2014.

Until now, it was possible to run the VirtualHub on a QNAP NAS, but only for the NAS servers using an ARM processor. Moreover, we didn't have a .qpkg file to make installation easier. We are putting this straight by providing you with a QNAP package to easily install the VirtualHub from the NAS web interface. This enables you to easily monitor the temperature of the room hosting your NAS using a simple Yocto-Temperature.

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