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By Laura Langendorf and Ryan Boyles on June 20, 2018

Jump start your reinvention at the IoT Slam

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 […]

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By Jen Clark on January 22, 2018

Harry Potter and the Magic of Things

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. […]

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By Karen Lewis on November 30, 2017

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

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 […]

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By Dr Lucy Rogers on April 5, 2017

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

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 […]

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By Dr Lucy Rogers on March 14, 2017

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

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 […]

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By Dr Lucy Rogers on February 28, 2017

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

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 – […]

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By Bambi Grundwerg on December 13, 2016

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

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 […]

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By Kevin Larsen on December 6, 2016

A prototype is worth a thousand meetings

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 […]

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By Dr Lucy Rogers on November 15, 2016

How to control a lot of IoT devices – remotely

“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 […]

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By Karen Lewis on August 31, 2016

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

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 […]

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By Karen Lewis on August 19, 2016

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

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 […]

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