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Building a GPS tracking beacon

By martinm, in DIY and Internet of Things, june 24,2016.

Some time ago, we did an experiment that might interest you. Its goal was to check the behavior of the YoctoHub-GSM-3G-EU when it switches from one provider to another one in roaming. We therefore needed a moving YoctoHub-GSM, so we created an autonomous GPS tracking beacon that communicates by GSM.

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Comparison of IoT cellular data plans

By mvuilleu, in Reviews and Internet of Things, june 17,2016.

When you design an application for the Internet of Things based on cellular communications, the price of the communications can represent an important part of the total costs. As the market is expanding, there are new subscription packages dedicated to these applications, with varying conditions depending on the provider. Are all the offers equivalent? Is quality in direct relationship to the price? This is what came out of our first investigations...

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Passive monitoring of an empty house

By martinm, in Measures and Internet of Things, april 29,2016.

Let's imagine an isolated house, unoccupied most of the time, with the heater set to the minimum to prevent pipes from freezing. No Internet, no phone... only electricity. How to make sure, without going there, that: a/ the boiler has not broken down , b/ no one settled in inside the said house without your knowledge? We had a few ideas...

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Modifying a barbecue to monitor the cooking of a roast

By seb, in DIY and Internet of Things, march 23,2016.

In the past weeks, we wrote many theoretical posts on serious topics, so this week, we wrote something more entertaining. We modified a barbecue to monitor the cooking of a spit roast. We also took this opportunity to use our new module: the YoctoHub-GSM-2G.




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About transfer rates in the Internet of Things

By mvuilleu, in Internet of Things and Misc, march 14,2016.

Nowadays, when the media write about the Internet of Things, nobody worries about transfer speed issues. We assume that networks are fast enough to consign this issue to the past. But is it really the case? Not so sure...

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