New ThingLabs IoT Workshop Kits

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It felt a bit like Christmas on St. Patricks’s Day! That is because the first batch of the new ThingLabs IoT Workshop Kits arrived today. We will have four (4) new IoT Workshop Kit configurations, in addition to the two (this and this) that we already have. This will allow us to create workshops for a variety […]

Another IoT Workshop Scheduled

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If you saw this post you know that the last IoT Workshop my team and I hosted was a blast. We are getting ready to add some new labs to ThingLabs.io in preparation for another workshop event on Monday, September 14th. If you missed the last one, you should definitely come to this one – […]

IoT Labs @ ThingLabs.io

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Over the past few week my team and I have been working on a set of self-paced labs for building Internet connected Things using Arduino. Last night we got together with 150 of our closest DevIntersection/anglebrackets friends and had a great hack event. Lots of developers got their first exposure to Arduino and to building […]

IoT Workshop: Lesson 3 – Input Controls Output

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In this lesson you will combine the ideas that you learned in the previous lessons (here and here) to make a LED change its brightness based on the level of light available – essentially a nightlight. You will learn a couple of new methods you can use and we’ll discuss Pulse Wave Modulation (PWM) briefly. […]

Arduino: Reading Analog Voltage

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In this lesson you will use two resistors – a static resistor and a variable resistor – to create a voltage divider that enables you to effectively understand the intensity of light detected by the photoresistor – essentially a light meter. In the previous lesson you learned how to send OUTPUT and in this lesson […]

Arduino ‘Hello, World!’ – Sending Digital Output

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I just posted my first lesson to Instructables.com. This is the first in a series of IoT lessons using the Arduino Yun. The lessons will build from this ‘Hello, World!’ lesson to fully connected devices leveraging Cloud IoT services, web and mobile apps, and backend analytics and machine learning. Check out lesson #1 here.