Category Archives: Internet of Things

Web applications to control electronic devices.

BBC micro:bit Robot Controlled with Swipe Gestures on Android Phone

Introduction The Micro Bit also referred to as BBC Micro Bit, stylised as micro:bit is an ARM-based embedded system designed by the BBC for use in computer education. In my previous tutorial I showed how to read temperature with a purpose written app in App Inventor for Android phone that connects to … Continue reading

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Remote Reading of Temperature with BBC micro:bit and Bluetooth Low Energy BLE

Introduction The Micro Bit also referred to as BBC Micro Bit, stylised as micro:bit is an ARM-based embedded system designed by the BBC for use in computer education. The BBC micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer that lets you get creative with digital technology. Each order contains just the micro:bit board. … Continue reading

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Cloud-enabling with Exosite: Local Temperature with chipKIT Digilent uC32, Digilent Basic I/O and Raspberry Pi

Introduction Exosite is a technology company focused on connecting devices and systems. They have been developing embedded technologies for over 20 years – and have first-hand experience dealing with the lack of connectivity between devices, networks and users. Their cloud-based … Continue reading

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Ethernet Relay Control with Blackberry Playbook

Introduction Nowadays it is quite easy to implement Ethernet relay control of devices connected to a 10/100 network. An Ethernet relay board connects to the ethernet port of your local network hub, allowing controlled switching from anywhere on the network. … Continue reading

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Voice Operated Internet Control of a PICAXE (Part II)

Objectives Experiment with more advanced features offered by Picaxe microcontroller. Measure temperature through a Maxim  DS18B20   sensor and obtain interactivity with recourse to audio response using text to voice offered by Google translate. The electronic setup A AXE050 board with Picaxe18M microcontroller … Continue reading

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Voice Operated Internet Control of a PICAXE (Part I)

Objectives Experiment with speech recognition in order to control an electronic device remotely through Internet, and demonstrate new functionalities of Google Chrome 11 browser supporting voice-to-text and HTML5. Introduction In April 2011, Google released version 11 of the Chrome browser. One of … Continue reading

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Internet Control of a Labview VI (Part II)

In part I we have built a simple VI that controls a LED, switching it on or off through a virtual pressure button. We will now show step by step how to launch the application in the Internet and control … Continue reading

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Internet Control of a Labview VI (Part I)

Introduction Labview from National Instruments (NI) is build upon a purely graphical, general-purpose programming language, G, with extensive libraries of functions, an integral compiler and debugging, and an application builder for stand-alone applications. The concept of VIs (Virtual Instruments), invented … Continue reading

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Bluemote – remote control of a 8051 robot with bluetooth

About the author: Pedro Vicente, 21 years old,  is a 3rd year Electrical Engineering student at Institutto Superior Tecnico (IST), Lisbon, Portugal. During the Summer of 2010 spent a month at ALIATRON as a trainee, when among other projects did … Continue reading

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A Twitbot Using OAUTH

The story line: I am a late comer to Twitter. My first objective was to twit the latest posts in forums I administer. I am webmaster of a Muslim portal. The portal contains several forums. Stammy script from Paul Stammatiou … Continue reading

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