Archive for the ‘Internet-of-Things’ Category

Forecasting the Weather with Your Raspberry Pi and Bluemix

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IBM Bluemix and Raspberry Pi are a perfect combination when it comes to building a device with incredible potential. In this series, we’ve been exploring that potential and slowly building up what our Raspberry Pi can do. In the first article, we...

Communicating with Bluetooth Low Energy Devices in Cordova

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In this tutorial, you'll be building an attendance app using Cordova and a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Peripheral. You'll create your own BLE peripheral using Node.js and communicate with it using a Cordova app. I assume that you already know Cordova an...

Tracking GPS data with the Tessel 2

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The Tessel 2 is a JavaScript-focused microcontroller that has a range of pre-built modules you can attach to extend its functionality. In this article, we will explore what we can do when attaching a GPS module to a Tessel 2. If you are new to working ...

Do PHP and IoT have a future together?

It's IoT Week at SitePoint! All week we're publishing articles focused on the intersection of the internet and the physical world, so keep checking the IoT tag for the latest updates. A whole week of mostly IoT resources on every channel and, yes, tha...

Teaching Your Raspberry Pi to Speak with IBM Watson

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[caption id="attachment_131105" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Artwork by SitePoint/PatCat, Logo rights: IBM and Raspberry Pi Foundation[/caption] It turns out there's a lot you can do with a Raspberry Pi and IBM Bluemix. In the first article in thi...

Connecting a Raspberry Pi to IBM Watson, Bluemix and Node-RED

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IBM recently helped spark the Internet of Things enthusiasm into a bunch of developers by sending out Raspberry Pi 3 computers to developers who signed up for their Bluemix platform trial. I had been eager to give Bluemix and IBM Watson a try and figur...

Tessel 2: Pairing JavaScript and the Internet of Things with Ease

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The Tessel 2 is a microcontroller which allows you to build connected devices that run JavaScript and Node.js. It runs Linux at its core with Node.js running on top of that — providing access to plenty of npm modules and all of their potential. Over ...

Hardware Hacking With JavaScript

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  The Internet of Things (IoT) has enabled the Internet to reach beyond the browser. Made up of electronically networked devices, these “things” are able to interact with the physical world via sensors that feed data they capture back int...

How to Make Your Web App Smarter with Image Recognition

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Clarifai is an API which provides image and video recognition that is incredibly simple to use and a whole lot of fun to implement. In this article, we will explore dragging and dropping images from around the web into a simple web app that will read t...

Customizing Your Api.ai Assistant with Intent and Context

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Api.ai is a really simple service that allows developers to create their own basic personal AI assistant that works a bit like Siri and Amazon's Alexa. Last week, I covered how to build your own AI assistant using Api.ai where I showed the basics of se...