Archive for the ‘iot’ Category

Should We Be Scared of an Intelligent Internet of Things?

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Last week was IoT week on SitePoint which saw us publish a plethora of articles focused on the intersection of the internet and the physical world. We covered some seriously great stuff! Among my favorites was this article by Christopher Pitt on combin...

Powering Raspberry Pi Projects with PHP

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A Raspberry Pi is a brilliant tiny computer that you can power off of a micro USB cable. The most recent model has WiFi, an ethernet port, 4 USB ports and an HDMI port. There's also a micro SD card slot, which is where the "hard drive" goes. It's capa...

PHP, Arduino, And… Minecraft? Connecting an Arduino to PHP!

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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. In the first part of this series, we learned a bit of Minecraft and...

Getting Started with the Raspberry Pi GPIO Pins in Node.js

The Internet of Things is all the rage right now. There are so many ideas we can put into action in the realm of physical computing, it is easy to be drawn into the idea of programming the world we live in! Once you have a Raspberry Pi and a breadboard...

PHP, Arduino And… Minecraft? Combining Minecraft with PHP!

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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. Some of the most interesting programming I've done has been in Mine...

Securing Your IoT Devices and Services with JSON Web Tokens

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IoT security is a hot-button issue in today's world: there are more internet-connected devices than there are people, and the amount of data being shared has exploded over the past few years. However, keeping that data safe is becoming a problem just a...

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...

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 ...