Lighting up the IoT with a Particle.io Photon

UPDATE:  The code is now up on Github: https://github.com/geekcowboy/PhotonNodeJS Gears of Resistance Episode #14 6 September 2015             http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/GOR/2015/GOR_0014_6SEP15.mp3   This week we show off some code to make the Particle.io Photon get on the web to help power the DIY Internet of Things. Check back soon for the links to the…

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Just (CNC) Millin’ Around

Gears of Resistance Episode #12 26 July 2015           http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/GOR/2015/GOR_0012_26JUL15.mp3   This week we cover it all, including: Super Fancy Third Arm Kit Particle.io Photon Node.js Photon / Node.js demo project on GitHub hackster.io page MakerSpace.com page SatNOGS HC-05 Bluetooth and Arduino Blynk app for Android and iOS SnapEDA Octopart Common…

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Ciao Arduino! Hello Genuino!

Gears of Resistance Episode #8 17 May 2015 http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/GOR/2015/GOR_0008_17MAY15.mp3 In this week’s episode we talk about the news from Microsoft’s Build Developer Conference and the announcement about their IoT initiatives with Arduino and Raspberry Pi.  We also answer listener mail about what tools you need when getting started doing electronics. Some links from the episode: Arduino.cc…

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50 Shades of Microsoft

Gears of Resistance Episode #7 3 May 2015 http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/GOR/2015/GOR_0007_3MAY15.mp3 In this week’s episode we talk about the news from Microsoft’s Build Developer Conference and the announcement about their IoT initiatives with Arduino and Raspberry Pi.  We also answer listener mail about what tools you need when getting started doing electronics. Some links from the episode: Microsoft…

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Kiss My Arduino!

Gears of Resistance Episode #6 18 April 2015 http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/GOR/2015/GOR_0006_18APR15.mp3 In this week’s episode we talk about why I pick certain embedded platforms to use in my small design business.  We also talk a little about the new 3rd edition of the Art of Electronics and a bit on the Arduino legal kerfluffle.  Some links from the…

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Expanding Your Horizons … And Your Ports

One frustrating aspect of designing a project around a microcontroller is the realization that you don’t have enough GPIO pins to drive all the all components you want to include. If you are lucky there are larger chips with the same architecture you have chosen (think going from and Arduino Uno to an Arduino Mega)….

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Mike And His Massive Melon

S.T.E.A.M. Power Podcast #51 12 October 2014 http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/2014/STEAM_0051_12OCT14.mp3 A Home Fit For A Dozen American Girl Dolls | Kreg Mini Jig Rolling Batteries and Photovoltaics Into One US Marine Corps Hearts Microsoft Kinect Curiosity And The Brain Arduino + Raspberry Pi = Home Automation World’s Old Artwork Discovered [Download] For more tech news and how-to’s visit…

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Microcontrollers, Single Board Computers, and now FPGAs

So you’ve built with microcontrollers like Arduino and the Propeller? Check. Got your feet wet with Single Board Computers like Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone? Done. The next step is Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs)… learn Hardware Description Languages(VHDL and Verilog) … write code to “create” hardware … allow for true parallel sensing and output. Papilo…

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Rise of The Hybrid Board

Microcontrollers.  Single Board Computers (SBC).  Close but not exactly the same.  Microcontrollers tend to be easier to learn and interface with sensors and actuators but at the cost of slower or less processing horsepower.  SBCs offer raw computing power but have a steeper learning curve as they tend to be just credit card in size,…

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IP Packets of Death

S.T.E.A.M. Power Podcast #3 http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/TTMP_0003_10FEB13.mp3 Highlights from this week’s science, engineering, and technology news: –3D Printed Prosthetics on the Cheap –Redbox Instant Video Streaming –Camera module for Raspberry Pi –Killing an Ethernet Controller with a Packet of Death For more tech news and how-to’s visit the blog or follow along on Twitter @mbparks.  Or listen on iTunes. Music by Halloween,…

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