Internet of Things

This team wanted a 3D scanner, so they built their own
June 1st, 2017 | Internet of Things, Interviews
This is the sort of team I love to meet. The Sydney-based team at EORA 3D decided that 3D scanners were too expensive for their needs and built their own. I met them at CeBIT Australia last week as they were preparing to ship their creation out to the world and Indranil Roy, a lead engineer, was kind enough to chat with me a bit about their story!
Insertables — why wear tech when you can have it inside you?
May 24th, 2017 | Internet of Things, Interviews, Wearables
There's a whole area of emerging tech which I've honestly never tried to get into before. It takes things to the next level in a way that nothing else in tech really compares to. I'm talking about "insertables" — putting tech inside you. Kayla Heffernan is doing a PhD on this very topic! I just had to throw a bunch of questions her way... there's so much I want to know!
Mongoose OS — an open source IoT operating system
May 14th, 2017 | Internet of Things, Interviews
Mongoose OS is an open source, cross-platform operating system for connected microcontrollers. It works with a range of microcontrollers and is available right now for developers to try out! I was really fascinated by the platform and reached out to find out more. Sergey Lyubka spoke to me about their operating system, how it differs from other IoT platforms and how developers can get started.
How do I fix the Onion Omega2 when seeing “Index of /console/”?
April 4th, 2017 | Answers, Internet of Things
The Onion Omega2 is a new platform for makers and tinkerers to build some pretty neat things. It provides a web console to manage everything over Wi-Fi, however, if something goes wrong and you end up with a screen that just says "Index of /console/" — here's how to fix that.
Countering the dismal state of security in the Internet of Things
March 1st, 2017 | Internet of Things, Interviews
Security has been a huge concern with Internet of Things devices, with connected devices turning up in botnets and having rather concerning security vulnerabilities. Terry Dunlap, founder and CEO of Tactical Network Solutions, helps businesses and developers ensure their systems are built securely. He was kind enough to share some of his thoughts and advice for securing the IoT.
What are Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons?
February 2nd, 2017 | Beacons, Internet of Things
Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons are connected tech that doesn't get quite as much attention as other emerging tech like VR and AI. Beacons are often not understood, they're Bluetooth and we like Bluetooth... but what about having Bluetooth on a small device is that exciting anyway? Here's a look at what BLE beacons are and why they are actually pretty darn cool.