Enable the makers

Build your own GlowOrb, so you’ll always know when to open a window

Written by Dr Lucy Rogers | July 12, 2017 | Blog

Visual alerts show when the carbon dioxide levels are getting high in meeting rooms at IBM’s IoT HQ in Munich. They use the building’s carbon dioxide sensors combined with GlowOrbs, designed and made by IBM’s Andy Stanford-Clark, to highlight when it is time to open a window. I decided to make an “at home” version. ...read more


10 things to enable the makers: November 2016 round-up

Written by Karen Lewis | November 22, 2016 | Top 10

Here are ten cool things makers can do, try, buy, and attend to quickly and easily create and deploy IoT apps with Bluemix and Watson IoT Platform. 1. Security is hotting up around IoT. Can you help us test the boundaries? If you are interested in IoT security, consider signing up for the November security ...read more


10 things to enable the makers: October 2016 round-up

Written by Karen Lewis | October 17, 2016 | Top 10

Here are ten cool things makers can do, try, buy, and attend to quickly and easily create and deploy IoT apps with Bluemix and Watson IoT Platform. 1. Element14 launches Raspberry Pi charged IoT Learner Kit element14 is now shipping the first IoT Learner Kit developed in collaboration with IBM. The kit provides an end-to-end learning ...read more


Good things come in threes with Watson IoT and Avnet

Written by Karen Lewis | October 10, 2016 | Blog

The connection of the physical and digital worlds makes it easier to innovate around new products, services and processes, as well as keep up with competitors. Inexpensive sensors, ease of connectivity, and ubiquitous storage and processing power are fueling a connected world. But to take advantage, organizations must quickly and continuously refine their business models, ...read more


How to monitor sentiment analysis in your IoT apps

Written by Karen Lewis | September 30, 2016 | Article

The analysis of human data is becoming pervasive in technology solutions. Using sentiment analysis – which is a sub-discipline of text analytics – offers organizations and individuals another dimension in understanding of unstructured data sets like Twitter and social feeds. When combined with real time reporting, sentiment analysis can provide valuable contextual insight enabling more ...read more


Building intelligent weather stations with Bluemix

Written by Karen Lewis | September 30, 2016 | Blog, Environment

The integration of the supercomputer and weather stations around the world could have a huge impact on global industry. But for individual developers wanting to get current weather conditions using Node-RED and Weather Data for IBM Bluemix service, there are several recipes available to help you take the plunge. If you are interested in building ...read more


Level up your IoT game with new skills and competencies

Written by Karen Lewis | September 5, 2016 | Blog

Many organizations see the need for IoT, but they haven’t yet worked out exactly what it means for their industry and for their company in particular. Organizations worry that IoT will be a really disruptive technology which will allow their competitor’s to get to market first, taking out a whole market sector which had previously ...read more


Full marks for The Developer’s Guide to the IoT

Written by Karen Lewis | September 5, 2016 | Blog

As the very first commercial curriculum partner for Coursera (the world largest MOOC), IBM Watson IoT needed to adhere to the same rigorous university standards for delivering challenging and instructional education content for IoT application developers. “The hands-on labs and exercises inspired me to try out other examples / ideas to further extend my IoT ...read more


Discover new Watson IoT Platform recipes

Written by Karen Lewis | September 5, 2016 | Blog

Check out these new recipes for Watson IoT Platform. No matter what your interests are, there is bound to be a recipe to spark your interest. After you try them out, let us know how you used the recipes in the comments fields below. Recipe: Using Node-RED on Docker with weather APIs Recipe: Trying out ...read more