By Dr Lucy Rogers on June 27, 2017

The enchanted brolly stand: a Lucy Rogers recipe

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 […]

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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 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 November 30, 2016

Innovation begins at home: A connected home is a safer 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 […]

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By Karen Lewis on November 22, 2016

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

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 […]

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By Lynne Slowey on November 10, 2016

Hacking with a purpose: Safer communities through mobile tech: A recipe for developers

The potential to revolutionize the use of IoT for social good has never been better. Social innovation is about the greater good—using IoT to help build healthier, safer, and smarter cities for those in need of greater access to critical services and improved living conditions. This wave of technology is already providing monumental support for […]

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By Karen Lewis on October 17, 2016

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

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 […]

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By Karen Lewis on September 5, 2016

Discover new Watson IoT Platform recipes

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 […]

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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 Scott Stockwell on June 16, 2016

Double Queen’s Birthday Honours for Raspberry Pi

Sunday 11 June was Queen Elizabeth II’s official 90th birthday. In her Birthday Honours List she awarded Raspberry Pi ‘s inventor Dr. Eben Upton a CBE. Her ‘real’ birthday was in April, when it become Britain’s best-selling computer – a double celebration. Don’t Rain on a British Parade Why do Royals have two birthdays? The […]

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