Project Smart Smoke Detector

#Project #Smart #SmokeDetector The regular smoke detector can only notify the users that smoke has been detected when users are at home. What if the users are not at home and something is burning

With the smart smoke detector, the users will get a text message to their cellphones, and they can turn on the water valve from their cellphones to extinguish the fire even they are far away from home. This project uses #Particle photon connected to anther photon through #IFTTT.

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Microsoft Cortana on RaspberryPi

#Microsoft #Cortana on #RaspberryPi

Followed by the release of Windows 10 IoT Core for Raspberry Pi 2 / 3for-raspberry-pi-2-3/ Microsoft has added support for Cortana to its Windows 10 IoT Core operating system. This enabled Raspberry Pi 3 owners will be able to interact with Microsoft’s virtual assistant after installing the Creators Update for the OS. Users will be able to use Cortana on a Raspberry Pi 3 to interact with smart devices in their home and the virtual assistant can respond to the phrase, “Hey, Cortana”.

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Windows 10 IoT Core for Raspberry Pi 2 / 3

#Windows10 #IoT Core for #RaspberryPi 2 / 3

Microsoft has release the Windows 10 IoT Core for Raspberry Pi 2 / 3. The core OS image that powers Windows IoT platform on Raspberry Pi 2 & 3. Windows 10 IoT Core is the smallest version of the Windows 10 editions that leverages the Windows 10 common core architecture. This edition enables building low-cost devices with fewer resources.



Home Assistant and Python based Open Source home automation

#HomeAssistant and #Python based #OpenSource home #automation

Home Assistant is an open-source home automation platform running on Python 3. Track and control all devices at home and automate control. Perfect to run on a Raspberry Pi. Control all your devices from a single, mobile-friendly, interface.

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CNC Beehive Design Challenge by GrabCAD to Save bees.

#CNC #Beehive #Design #Challenge by #GrabCAD to Save bees.

Create a new CNC beehive that is designed for sensor integration and scientific observation.

CNC Beehive for Citizen Science

About this Challenge : Total annual losses of bee colonies in the United States were at 42% in 2015 . We need to create a public science program to study why this is happening, so we can identify the causes, make societal changes, and help our pollinator friends recover as quickly as possible. Your design will help us create an optimized hive for scientific study. The goal of this challenge is to design an open source, CNC beehive that accounts for electronic sensor integration, including microphones and sensor probes. It should accommodate wireless data transmission, solar power and battery, as well as allow for observation without requiring that the bees be disturbed.

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HypriotOS – a Docker based container OS for Raspberry Pi

#HypriotOS – a #Docker based #container #OS for #RaspberryPi

HypriotOS brings containers concept to Raspberry Pi board, HypriotOS is a stripped back Debian-based OS comes pre-installed with a number of Docker tools for Raspberry Pi versions 1, 2, and 3, as well as the Pi Zero and the compute module. HypriotOS utilizes the pre-installed Docker Engine 1.12.1, and Docker’s Swarm Mode helps spread containers between a multi-node Pi cluster, which could be helpful for developers looking to build a network of Internet of Things devices.

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