IOT: Connect the dots by MS Open Tech, gets your UNO connected to the cloud!

Hot off the presses, email actually, somewhat warm actually… The Windows group has put together a complete absolute beginning to absolute end project to get your Arduino UNO based sensor into the cloud.  This will save me a bunch of time with my Littoral Space Exploration dev radio, and someone else can maintain the code,…

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IOT: Using junk to build your Internet of Things thing

When I read many of the IOT articles there always seems to be the assumption that you will be able to get the items discussed in the articles.  That would require a credit card, the ability to pay for shipping and so forth.  After all, only Radio Shack actually carries the Arduino UNO in the…

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Security: 5 URL’s that I found for K-12 programs from undercover agencies

Security is a big deal right now, likely there will be money for research, training and high schools through various agencies. Not saying these are going to give you money, but if you are a non-profit trying to get funding for your CS program, these might be another source.  Might want to check with the…

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IOT: TouchDevelop Generates Arduino Code

For IOT, having a nice design tool chain is a great benefit.  Sure you can crank out C/C++ Wiring code for the Arduino.  So can TouchDevelop, and this means that you could start your coding on your Phone, Tablet, iPad like device or Surface RT.  I like this as it is a way to use…

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IOT: Misread of the Visual Micro on how to set library folder location

Well, Visual Micro does indeed give solid instructions on how to set-up their excellent product, but it is possible to misread the instructions.  For instance I am working on a library or header file to ease the effort of hooking your data to Azure or Office 365 (because if it really more likely an Arduino…

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IOT: Frameworks and Board Support Packages

With the Intel Edison, Texas Instruments LaunchPads, or Arduinos, you use a language framework like Wiring, the language in the Arduino IDE, C/C++, or even C#.  The Arduino or similar 8-bit systems usually use a Framework, where a 16-bit (MSP430 LaunchPads) and higher hardware (Edison or similar) can easily support either an operating system or…

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IOT: Build your own boards! FAB fabulously!

Yep, prototypes are fine, you build that flashy pumpkin, modified that shooting toy, built that automatic watering device, and of course home automation.  It has all of those wires, maybe you soldered them together so they don’t fall apart, but face it, it’s ugly.  Sure your parents, wife or kids think you are pretty cool,…

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Pumpkinduino Part 4: The final hardware and software put together

Previous Post: Pumpkinduino Part 3 Ok, I procrastinated, got distracted, then got sick with one of those icky colds that you just can’t shake, so the final product kind is not really all that good.   On the other hand you can pull the parts out of your Arduino pile, since I didn’t use the Galileo…

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DirectX: Links to the excellent Charles Petzold articles on DirectX

Charles Petzold is moving to Xamarin, a cross platform design tool company, build once and use many places.  His authorship at MSDN Magazine will be missed deeply.  This is an interesting guy and not reading his writings is usually something I have regretted.  So I pulled together a list of his DirectX articles, here they…

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