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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…

The Internet of Things may not exist (yet)

“Have you seenthe IoT?” The Internet of Things is supposedly the hottest growth sector in technology since the social media craze. So if you visit one of the few conferences dedicated to the IoT, what would you expect to see? I'd expect something like Java One back in the late '90s. Tons of people. Tons…