Category Archives: IoT ideas

Thingspeak.com

There is an interesting website service called ThingSpeak (link).  The website uses a simple protocol, so simple that even small micro controllers can use it, to collect data and then display the data in handy graphs. Up to 8 parameters … Continue reading

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Experiment in energy conservation

My new Internet of Things project is a solar powered mini weather station.  Sensors will be able to measure temperature, humidity, and UV index.  Since this unit is solar powered, it has an on board battery that keeps the station … Continue reading

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If this then that

The Jacquard loom, invented in 1801, used a chain of punched cards to weave complex fabric pattern.  Based on a simple principle of holes in cards to determine which color thread would be used it represents the simple concept of … Continue reading

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The light bulb

Invented over 200 years ago by Humphry Davy, the first electric light was not even a bulb.  He connected a battery to a carbon wire and made the wire glow, producing light.  Called the arc light, it ushered in a … Continue reading

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