Raspberry Pi

Jump start your reinvention at the IoT Slam

Written by Laura Langendorf and Ryan Boyles | June 20, 2018 | Events

Let’s start with the obvious. The Internet of Things is changing everything. What’s not so obvious, however, is how best to leverage these powerful tools in your business. Technologies like AI, IoT sensors, VR and blockchain aren’t for the faint of heart. To succeed, you need a vision, a strategy, a willingness to collaborate, and ...read more


Harry Potter and the Magic of Things

Written by Jen Clark | January 22, 2018 | Commentary / Opinion

Pity the poor Muggle. Just beyond his reach is a world of mystery and magic – where photographs move, sports turn skyward and a magic wand can conjure just about anything. It’s easy to understand the allure of magic. It’s the antidote to everything ordinary. Farewell tax return, hello dragons. It’s barmy. Miraculous. Topsy turvy. ...read more


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


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


Procrastination be gone! Be an IoT completer-finisher for the holidays

Written by Bambi Grundwerg | December 13, 2016 | Blog

The elephant in the room Let’s talk about the elephant in the room, shall we? Now, about that IoT project you’ve been meaning to finish… We all have one. Okay, some of us have several, maybe seven, actually. You know the one – it’s that idea you talked through at lunch in October. The one ...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


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


Use Watson IoT Platform and Node-RED to bring a dinosaur to life

Written by Karen Lewis | August 31, 2016 | Video

Get your dinosaur to roar The IoT is the convergence of the physical and digital worlds, with data being fed to the cloud from different devices for different purposes. The challenge for many developers lies in getting data from their device to a place that they can analyze and respond to this data. Experts in ...read more


Meet Dr. Lucy Rogers: the extraordinary IoT and Raspberry Pi Jammer who loves to hack dinosaurs

Written by Karen Lewis | August 19, 2016 | Interview

In June, I had the pleasure of attending one of Lucy Rogers’ Hack a Dinosaur Raspberry Pi Jams held at the Blackgang Chine Theme Park on the Isle of Wight. It was a terrific experience sitting down with an eclectic group of Makers – ranging from novice developers, to Master Inventors, programmers, and several rocket ...read more