IOT: Managing your Embedded Systems and Mobile Devices

Ok, you followed Bret Stateham’s excellent blog on the Galileo, and other devices.  Now you want to deploy them securely and update them efficiently.  How do you do that?  Let’s say you have designed a point of sale that uses the Toshiba Encore Mini and a Galileo board to run the scanner, payment system,…


Visio and Arduino: An example of the physical design for an e-wearable

My idea is to create a system to quickly modify an arduino Lilypad form factor.  The Lilypad Arduio is designed to be wearable, with contacts that do not require soldering and work with the stainless steel conductive thread that can be washed, and isn’t too expensive.  In the diagram below I show a potential system…


Pebble Watch and Embedded Systems: Trillions of Simple Things

Currently there are about 30 billion sensors in the world that could be considered embedded.  This means that those old mercury based thermostats that are still laying around in the environment don’t count.  That is 30 billion devices that use some sort of CPU or connect to a CPU in some way.  Pretty big number….


Pebble watch and Windows 8: Building an app that connects the two

Turns out in a conversation with one of the Pebble Watch Engineers, they didn’t know that the interface with Windows 8 is similar to the interface they use with the iPhone.  So over the next few weeks I am going to explore the possibility of working with the Pebble Watch. Why the Pebble Watch? It…


Imagine Cup 2011: Creating a project plan, part 3 of a few

In my previous blog about  creating an Imagine Cup project, Imagine Cup 2011: Creating a project plan part 2 of a few.  Let’s close off the discussion about the Imagine Cup 2011 Project planning, for now, with making it real. It only takes your imagination at this point to create a project, the project could…