Be ready for Maker Faire: The final report

Sergiy Baydachnyy
Sergiy Baydachnyy

For the second time I got a chance to participate in Vancouver Mini Maker Faire. You can find my previous report here. This year we decided to avoid any entertainment activities and build our demos around the most interesting technologies for makers. So, people could find the following demos visiting our booth: · Lots of…


How to manage AllJoyn devices in C#: LIFX Color 1000 Example

Sergiy Baydachnyy
Sergiy Baydachnyy

In the previous video we discussed, how to onboard an AllJoyn device using Visual Studio, C# and Windows 10 AllJoyn features (How to onboard AllJoyn devices in C#: LIFX Color 1000 Example). Today, I am going to show, how we can start working with an “onboarded” AllJoyn device.


The second life for my Raspberry Pi B+

Sergiy Baydachnyy
Sergiy Baydachnyy

Finally, I can use my favorite IDE – Visual Studio in order to develop applications for Linux devices, including Raspberry Pi B+. It’s really fast and I have not to deal with Linux at all. More details in my video:


Smart bulbs or how to be lazier (part 4): IoT Hub

Sergiy Baydachnyy
Sergiy Baydachnyy

In the previous posts I showed how to use AllJoyn bridges in order to make a universal hub based on Raspberry Pi 2 which is running Windows 10. Here are the links to my previous posts: Smart bulbs or how to be lazier (part 1) Smart bulbs or how to be lazier (part 2) Smart…


Smart bulbs or how to be lazier (part 3): AllJoyn client

Sergiy Baydachnyy
Sergiy Baydachnyy

In the previous posts I showed how to use AllJoyn bridges in order to make a universal hub based on Raspberry Pi 2 that is running Windows 10. Here are the links to my previous posts: Smart bulbs or how to be lazier (part 1) Smart bulbs or how to be lazier (part 2) Additionally,…


Learning by doing

I wanted to share some information about an internal project my team is working on. My team is a group of technical advisors that support our large ecosystem of Canadian Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) who build commercial solutions on our platform. One of our ongoing challenges is to understand all of the many technologies available…

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Is our Smart Home secure?

Sergiy Baydachnyy
Sergiy Baydachnyy

Last two month I read many articles about smart devices and their problems with security. In general, almost all smart devices don’t have any security features. At the same time, many manufacturers continue to push a message that their devices are designed for local area network that is secure and you should not have any…


My tryst with IoT (Internet of Things) –Part 1

Adarsha Datta
Adarsha Datta

I finally decided to delve in this wave that everyone seems to be talking about – Internet of Things! Through this series, I will describe my experience with each of the components that I get to play with. After speaking to a lot of startups, attending several IOT architecture sessions, reading about the various associated…

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Internet of Things via Microcontrollers: Introduction

Sergiy Baydachnyy
Sergiy Baydachnyy

Looks like I have enough microcontrollers and boards in order to start (once again) my training about Internet of Things. I have decided to select a non-standard approach in the training, presenting more stuff about microcontrollers rather than about Arduino/Netduino/MyDuino boards, Let’s see if you like that. I will try to publish at least one module per…


Smart bulbs or how to be lazier (part 2)

In the previous post we discussed which components we can use in order to connect ZigBee bulb to AllJoyn network. Today, we will try to assemble all these components and, finally, to switch on the bulb. First of all, we have to setup the XBee controller. We are going to control all our bulbs from…