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  • Blog Post: AllJoyn on Raspberry Pi (Raspbian) and Windows 10

    After the announcement of Windows 10 including out-of-the-box support for AllJoyn, I decided to try and connect my Raspberry Pi Model B+ running Raspbian to a Windows 10 PC to see how this all pans out. If you’re not familiar with AllJoyn: AllJoyn ...read more
  • Blog Post: Setting up Raspberry Pi with RaZberry

    In my previous post, DIY Home Automation: The basics, I explained my motivations to build my own DIY Home Automation system and what my requirements were, leading to my purchase of a Raspberry Pi with RaZberry. In this post, I’d like to detail the ...read more
  • Blog Post: DIY Home Automation: The basics

    Home automation as a theme is rapidly gaining popularity in the consumer market. Manufacturers like Nest and SmartThings are being purchased by tech giants like Google and Samsung to compete in the race for the “smart home”. Personally, I’ve ...read more
  • Blog Post: Проекты домашней автоматизации на Netduino (для лентяев)

    Грэг Дункан Сегодняшнее сообщение пришло от друга этого блога Мэтта Каванаха (Matt Cavanagh) и это не один проект, а целая пачка! Я редко пишу здесь о книгах, но когда Мэтт сообщил мне о выходе его новой книги… И прекрасно, что в ней есть бесплатная глава! Проекты домашней автоматизации на Netduino ...
  • Blog Post: Students develop analytics engine for the Lab of Things

    The Lab of Things (LoT) may sound like something you’d find in a sci-fi movie, but it is a lot more practical than that: it’s a research platform that makes it easy to deploy interconnected devices in multiple homes, then share your individual research data with other investigators, turning...
  • Blog Post: Домашняя автоматизация, Kinect, Netduino (и водяная пушка), о боже…

    Грэг Дункан Сегодняшнее сообщение пришло от Дэна Тиера (Dan Thyer, @LogicalDan ) и возвращает нас в мир Netduino и Kinect (и приятных развлечений). Домашняя автоматизация с Netduino и Kinect Домашняя автоматизация давно интересует меня. На рынке есть множество плохих технологий и слишком дорогих продуктов...
  • Blog Post: New Video - Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio, Cars and Home Automation with Stacy Harris and John Mullinax

    Video Link - http://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/jodonnell/Microsoft-Robotics-Developer-Studio-Cars-and-Home-Automation-with-Stacy-Harris-and-John-Mullinax Robotic technologies can be applied to many aspects of our lives including some that may not seem as obvious. We have all seen scifi movies where there...
  • Blog Post: New Video - Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio, Cars and Home Automation with Stacy Harris and John Mullinax

    Video Link - http://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/jodonnell/Microsoft-Robotics-Developer-Studio-Cars-and-Home-Automation-with-Stacy-Harris-and-John-Mullinax Robotic technologies can be applied to many aspects of our lives including some that may not seem as obvious. We have all seen scifi movies where there...
  • Blog Post: Home Energy Monitoring

    Recently, the noise from the multiple servers running in the garage, the enormous energy bills, and my general sense of “I should do more to save the planet” outweighed my procrastination and led me to take action and reduce my energy consumption. My first step was buying an Energy Monitor. After looking...
  • Blog Post: buddyHome, a great usage of Microsoft technologies!

    Let me introduce you to Ramaprasanna , developer evangelist for Microsoft India. Rama has developed an amazing solution leveraging a bunch of Microsoft products such as Windows Embedded, Microsoft Robotics, Windows Azure, Live Meeting,… When waking up he has his day agenda and news displayed on a wall...
  • Blog Post: Выключение ПК и перезагрузка системы с помощью TweetMyPC

    В этой статье я опишу, как можно дистанционно выключать ПК, а также перезагружать систему или завершать сеанс работы с ней, используя Twitter API в программе на VB.net. Готовая программа : CodePlex.com Исходный текст : CodePlex.com Сложность : для начинающих Необходимое время : 2 часа Цена: бесплатно...
  • Blog Post: Shutdown/Restart/Logoff your PC using TweetMyPC

    In this article I will show you how you can use Twitter API to Shutdown/Restart/Logoff your PC remotely using VB.net. Compiled version: CodePlex.com Source Code: Codeplex.com Difficulty: Beginner Time Required: 2 hours Cost: Free Software Needed: Visual Basic or Visual C# Express Libraries: Yedda Twitter...
  • Blog Post: Home automation - easily and cheaply

    I've been playing with some of B&Q's HomeEasy range of automation devices - switches and dimmers . These nicely designed pieces of kit are inexpensive - £20 will get you a remote and 3 on/off mains plugs. The remote controls and switches have a range of about 30metres - yes this is all RF stuff not...
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