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How to build a better bed: IoT and AI at the zoo

Written by Karen Lewis | November 30, 2017 | Blog

What do queues, zoos, and machine learning have in common? Watson IoT, of course! Marwell Zoo is building better beds for their animals with IoT and machine learning. Using Watson IoT Platform, the park’s keepers are working in tandem with IBM, designing a better way to reduce energy consumption. All while creating a more comfortable ...read more


Introducing CASE: the cognitive coffee-maker

Written by Jen Clark | July 17, 2017 | Electronics

Anyone whose working environment is plagued by long lines at the coffee machine will be interested in CASE – a cognitive coffee machine that recognizes its users, makes their favourite drink and engages them in conversation to while away the wait. For un-chatty types, there’s the option to listen to music news updates too. CASE, named ...read more


The enchanted brolly stand: a Lucy Rogers recipe

Written by Dr Lucy Rogers | June 27, 2017 | Blog

Ever been caught without your umbrella on a rainy day? If only you had a connected brolly stand to alert you to the weather outside! Dr Lucy Rogers presents a recipe for a connected brolly stand you can create yourself, with a little help from IBM and Weather Company Data. Overview Connect Neopixels to WeMos ...read more


Robots and Node-RED: Rapanui, the eco-friendly clothing factory

Written by Dr Lucy Rogers | April 5, 2017 | Blog, Factories

Rapanui, an award winning fashion brand uses Node-RED, MQTT and Raspberry Pi computers to make ethical and eco-friendly bespoke products at high street prices – no guilt tax involved. One of the services that Rapanui Clothing Limited provides is T-shirt printing. They use open source technology to help reduce the batch size of their T-shirt ...read more


Hack a bunny for Easter: A Dr Lucy Rogers maker project

Written by Dr Lucy Rogers | March 14, 2017 | Robotics

Have you got an object that reminds you of someone when you look at it? Wouldn’t it be nice if they knew you were thinking of them, just with the push of a button? For Easter, I have made an Easter Bunny with a heart that lights up when it receives an “I am thinking ...read more


It’s a cracker! A maker recipe for legal fireworks

Written by Dr Lucy Rogers | February 28, 2017 | Blog

Watching the Lunar New Year celebrations last month, I began to think about our love of loud bangs and bright flashes. However, fireworks – such as small explosive firecrackers – have proved to be so dangerous they are banned in many countries, including the UK. So I decided to make some firecrackers for myself – ...read more


The genius of things: Bluemix and the Internet of Things

Written by Dr Lucy Rogers | February 21, 2017 | Blog

In December 2015 the potential of the Internet of Things had to be sold – nobody was really asking for it. Just over a year later, IBM have a shiny new IoT headquarters in Munich.  I was invited to the Genius of Things Summit as a Futurist by Watson IoT and WIRED Insider. Familiar brands ...read more


3 trends driving IoT innovation

Written by Chris O'Connor | February 12, 2017 | Blog

The Internet of Things is transforming how we work and live in more ways than many of us could have imagined. Connecting things with unique IP addresses has been possible for over a decade, but the commoditization of sensors and processors and emerging technologies that further enable IoT possibilities are making it viable to move ...read more


A prototype is worth a thousand meetings

Written by Kevin Larsen | December 6, 2016 | Electronics

Smart products that contain customized sensors and sophisticated software take time and money to plan, design and build, pushing the opportunity to evaluate them into the later stages of the product development process. An instant impact To be able to walk into a room of decision makers with a prototype in hand is worth a ...read more


Innovation begins at home: A connected home is a safer home

Written by Kevin Larsen | November 30, 2016 | Home

How to monitor your home environment from anywhere using Texas Instruments LaunchPad and Watson IoT Platform While it’s true that “home is where the heart is,” it’s also where the risk is for many people. There are numerous sources in the home which can negatively impact a homeowner’s safety or financial well-being. For example, a ...read more


How to control a lot of IoT devices – remotely

Written by Dr Lucy Rogers | November 15, 2016 | Blog

“Are you not IoT weary?” I asked the other people hoping to get into the hands-on workshop. This was the last morning of the five-day World of Watson conference. I thought there might be IoT overdose. I didn’t think there would be a queue for the “Introduction to IoT – Build Your Own Basic IoT ...read more


Every helmsman’s dilemma: making life or death decisions in the dark

Written by Karen Lewis | November 8, 2016 | Blog

Watson IoT Platform & Node-RED hit the ground running with an emergency first responder solution IBM Watson IoT Platform hits the ground running with a first responder on-scene application using Node-RED. Saving lives requires information at your fingertips – and fast. A micro-service architecture application using Watson IoT Platform and Node-RED to calculate an ETA ...read more