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What’s interesting about Lunera’s smart lamp #IoT platform

As some of you know, I had been on contract as the senior systems architect for a company called Lunera from last year until this summer. Today they finally announced the vision and product that I helped create, starting with the very first git checkin of the code running on the lamps! We'll see how…

Scripting the colorful LEDs in my office

Finally, Wireshark to the rescue, I got my LimitlessLED home office RGB LEDs scripted. In plain English: I can now send commands from a computer to my lights via WiFi and their base station, and they will turn on or off or red or blue or bright-white or "party" or whatever. While I previously could…

The 2nd Raspberry Pi in the House Now Controls a Closet Fan

When I remodeled my home office last year, I put a (bathroom) fan into the ceiling of the server closet. This would allow the heat from the servers leave the house via the attic, without heating my office up too much in the summer. It gets quite a bit a sun and heat even without…

The pool timer now runs on a RPi 3

My backyard pool timer has now been running continuously for over four years. Based an original Raspberry Pi 1 model B, which -- truth be told -- always was a horrible piece of hardware engineering. (SD Card sticking out? Not enough power to drive WiFi over USB? Really?) So as of today, it has been…

Let’s Build Indie IoT Systems for our Homes instead!

Join me at the "IoT Tech Expo" at the Santa Clara Convention Center next Thursday, October 20th, at 6:30pm, where I will give the following talk. Registration is free and gives you access to other IoT talks as well. Abstract: According to conventional wisdom, installing an IoT system inevitably means to invite the vendor and…