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IoT Fusion – Disruption is Coming: Blockchain Explained and Applied to the Industrial Internet of Things – Felicite Moorman

What happens when two of technology’s hottest topics merge? Get ready for the 1-2 punch of IoT plus Blockchain. From Bitcoin to Ethereum, the world is rapidly experiencing “Disruption by Blockchain.” Stemming from an experiment (Bitcoin) resulting from the global economic recession, this disruption will continue and have a far greater impact than that from … Read More

IoT Fusion – Innovating IoT – Lisa Seacat DeLuca

IoT is being used by many industries to develop creative solutions to solve their everyday business issues. However, the secret sauce is Cognitive computing. Put the power of your IoT data to work with cognitive capabilities and analytics to uncover insights for your business. From saving Rhinos in South Africa to preventative maintenance in automobiles, … Read More

Alexa adds Device Identity

We have an Alexa project where we’re using Alexa to control physical devices in the room. In a deployment, there are multiple devices in multiple rooms. But these devices aren’t lights or thermostats, so they aren’t yet candidates for the Alexa Smart Home API. A few months ago, it looked like we would have to … Read More

The Internet Of Things with Scala – Part 2

This is a continuation of my Internet of Things with Scala posting. In this installment I will go over the assembly of the device that will be used to capture the soil moisture data and send it to an MQTT broker so that it may be picked up by the Scala/Akka based application. The Parts … Read More

Philly ETE 2016 – Don Coleman – Building Wireless Sensors

Inexpensive wireless microcontrollers are everywhere. This session will look at building wireless sensors on a variety of hardware: the super low cost ESP8266, the Particle Photon and it’s cloud services, and the new Arduino MKR1000. In addition to building connected devices, I’ll discuss some options for collecting, storing, and visualizing the sensor data.

The Internet Of Things with Scala – Part I

There has been a great deal of buzz around the Internet of Things lately. The advent of small inexpensive devices and in particular the Arduino has inspired a generation of people with no background in electrical engineering to do some very creative things. I myself was first inspired by the Arduino and had built several … Read More

Data At The Speed Of Life – Reactive IoT Applications in Scala with Angular2

I had recently come off of a three year contract and found myself with some time on my hands. I was interested in working on an application that interfaced directly with some sort of small device. The director of our company, Don Coleman, had done a good bit of work with small devices so I spoke to him about the possibility of building a small application around those devices. He agreed to it and offered to assist from the hardware end. Our director of training, Ken Rimple, was researching the Angular 2 JavaScript framework at the time and offered to build the UI for the application. We eventually decided that we would build a demo to display at our booth at the 2016 South by SouthWest conference. This post explains our approach and some lessons learned.