ESP8266 IoT Contest – Simplify the Connected World – The Internet of Things (IoT) is a hot topic in today’s tech conversations. Many times, IoT development and prototyping cycles are too long and too expensive due to the time and complexity it takes to build a simple IoT prototype. But the creation of IoT projects doesn’t have to be complex or expensive. myDevices,

7 considerations to make when securing your Raspberry Pi The Raspberry Pi and many other inexpensive computer boards like it have become part of the “Internet of Things” or IoT revolution.  Because your Raspberry Pi is a Linux system, most advice for security on larger systems applies to your project, too.  Find out what sensible steps you can take to protect your Raspberry Pi

Arduino Widens Wireless Offerings with Two New Boards There are now two new Arduino boards, the long-range radio (LoRa)-equipped MKR WAN 1300 and the cellular-capable MKR GSM 1400. The boards come in with the MKR form factor that Arduino has been utilizing of late, measuring 67.64 x 25mm. The company says they also offer low power consumption, making them useful for IoT applications such

Secure Your Raspberry Pi Against Attackers Raspberry Pi boards are fantastic for any project — they’re cheap, easy to use, can run a wide range of possible operating systems, and provide programmable GPIO pins as well as multi-core CPU availability and multiple USB ports. You can use Raspberry Pi boards for all kinds of automation and information gathering projects. But,

What is edge computing? | Edge computing is poised to boost the next generation of IoT technology into the mainstream. Here’s how it works with the cloud to benefit business operations in all industries There is much speculation about edge replacing cloud, and in some cases, it may do so. However, in many situations, the two have a symbiotic

Lessons for getting started with DIY IoT home automation | We live in an exciting time. Everyday more things become Internet-connected things. They have sensors and can communicate with other things, and help us perform tasks like never before. Especially at home. Home automation is made possible by amaetuer developers and tinkers because the price of microcontrollers with the ability to talk over a network continue to drop.

Text Message Laundry Alert System – Hackster’s Blog Hacker Cabe Atwell has come up with a system that texts when the washer or dryer has finished its cycle. The device is, literally, a black box that sticks to either type of unit via a pair or rare earth magnets, then monitors movement using an accelerometer hooked up to a Raspberry Pi.  By hooking up the