Category Archives: The Lab

Github repo for xtralean

I’ve created a github repo for xtralean – located at https://github.com/xtralean   All software posted is licensed under MIT license.

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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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Particle Photon

  I’ve been playing around with various micro controllers for quite awhile. Building little electronic projects and it’s been very enjoyable.  I came across this relatively new micro controller from Particle.io called the Photon.  Particle was previously known as Spark … Continue reading

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