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Raspberry PI Aircraft ID and Amazon Echo Interface

The article below describes a project using a Raspberry PI and a radio receiver dongle to pick up aircraft related information broadcasts and use that to identify nearby passing aircraft traffic. It then makes the information available using an Alexa skill and voice queries. TEACHING ALEXA TO SPOT AIRPLANES – [nicksypteras.com] This was actually a […]

Low Energy Bluetooth Mesh Networks

Bluetooth is a short range wireless standard used to connect devices that are close to each other. Mesh networking allows many devices to connect to each other using multi-path delivery and ad hoc topologies. The new bluetooth mesh standard is expected to apply directly to the area known as “internet of things” (IOT) where it […]

A Raspberry PI3 Project

A Raspberry PI3 Project

RASPBERRY PI3 – [.pptx slides] ========== Outline Introduction CanaKIT Project Ideas Deer Deterrent Conclusions ========== Introduction RPi A credit card sized computer for $35 Free Linux OS Power from USB phone charger USB keyboard and mouse ports HDMI video port WiFi and Bluetooth Tailored for education/homebrew/lab environments https://www.raspberrypi.org/ https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/ ========== Introduction Specs A 1.2GHz 64-bit […]

openHAB Integrates IOT Devices

openHAB is a platform designed to integrate many different Internet Of Things (IOT) devices. IOT devices include: light bulbs, power control, thermostats, voice control, appliance control, sensors, and many more. Getting all of these devices to work together is often not easy. openHAB intends to offer software and protocols that can tie all of these […]

MQTT is Messaging for IOT

MQTT is an acronym that stands for Message Queue Telemetry Transport. It is a communications or messaging protocol for Internet Of Things (IOT) devices. If we want our toaster and coffee maker and doorbell to talk to each other, they will most likely be using MQTT. [when the doorbell rings to announce guests, start the […]

Low Power Voice Interface Chip

Voice interaction with computing devices has been growing more sophisticated and more common. Power requirements have been a major obstacle. A new low power speech recognition chip design is about to change that. If the power savings suggested for this chip are actually realized, it could open up the potential for voice interfaces in everything […]

Multi Valued Logic Using Ferroelectric Perovskites

Multi valued logic is the way the real world works, in shades of gray. We call this “analog” states and this kind of logic becomes complex. In order to simplify it, we abstract simple black and white logic conditions, also known as digital or binary states. Almost all of our computing and electronic resources use […]

Voice Interface

The idea of generic voice interface control for all computing equipment is not new. But with Amazon Echo (Alexa) and Google Home, we are finally taking a large step in that direction. Nokia has announced they are working on a voice interface called “Viki” and Samsung is also working on a voice based assistant interface. […]

The Future of Fog Computing

We have become used to the idea of “cloud” computing, which means both storing data and and doing processing that is distributed across many remote systems. We are just beginning to understand “the internet of things” (IOT) which is the concept that most “things” in our day to day life can become connected, can handle […]

Visual Cortex in USB Form Factor

Housed in a USB key device, the Fathom contains an embedded neural network that can accelerate deep learning with low power requirements. It uses the dedicated Myriad 2 Vision Processing Unit (VPU) chip to provide visual cortex functions in stand alone environments without requiring cloud connectivity. Movidius Announces Deep Learning Accelerator and Fathom Software Framework […]