Recipes

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


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


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


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


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


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

Written by Lynne Slowey | November 10, 2016 | Conferences

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 ...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


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


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


Double Queen’s Birthday Honours for Raspberry Pi

Written by Scott Stockwell | June 16, 2016 | Blog

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 ...read more