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ASP.NET MVC 4 and SPA, part 1: Frameworks for data transfer

April 28, 2013


I have been looking today at several solutions to transfer data between the Client and the Server. Use case I am building an application that allows me to do several things: Simple Page — Everything happens on one single page. No page loading. CRUD — Get, add, edit and remove records in a database Secure […]

Hardware: Building a light bridge

December 10, 2011


[First draft, updated] Basis A light bridge in its simplest form is a light source and a light receptor. When the light source can no longer be “seen” by the receptor, the bridge is “broken”. Light bridges are most common in shops where, when you enter, some kind of “ding dong” chime is activated. What […]

Research: Building Schrödingers box

December 4, 2011


The problem We travel. We have a cat. The cat is old. The cat can not come with us in most of all cases. We currently have no-one to take care of the cat when we are gone. As the cat is old, she can die while we are gone. We want to know if […]

Experiments with Touch – Bigscreen Android with 23 inch Resistive Touch Panel

October 5, 2011


Inspired by the allegedly Windows Android x86 demo with a 23 inch multi-touch screen by Martin Drashkov (see second video below), I decided to give my own version a spin. [Edit: Oct 16, 2011] One of the readers of Hack a Day pointed out that a 23 inch Touch panel could not be found. I guess […]

The search for hardware below 100 euro – Android stuff keeps dropping in price

August 26, 2011


The search for hardware below the 100 euro price tag When you build stuff that needs some kind of computing power beyond the 20 euro PLC/Arduino scope, Android devices might be your first weapon of choice. When I started to focus my attention on Android in 2010, the cheapest hardware you could find where the […]

The tinkerers price levels list – June 2011: low budget hardware to build smart stuff

June 23, 2011


What is this list about? Tipping point for the “Internet of Things” – I believe one of the main factors for a break through of DIY Smart Spaces and DIY “Internet of Things” is price: the cost of building and buying your own stuff. Same price, more options – As time progresses, more possibilities are […]

HotForestGreen Internet Of Things Framework – Update: First round trip test successful

June 13, 2011


Today I tested the first round trip: sending an update on a Remote Object from one Client to another. This is the first real landmark on a private project to build an easy to use framework for: “The Internet of Things” that started in the first week of May 2011. See the: “Round-trip successful” blog post […]

SmartSpacing the house

June 11, 2011


Today I finalized my shoppinglist to smartspace the house. somewhere in the next weeks I will start building the parts to smartspace the house. Basic starting points Sensing state of doors and windows – Doors and windows are either open or closed. The Smart House report these states to the Application Cluster. Sensing movement in […]

New Roomware server coming up

May 5, 2011


Yesterday I have been cooking up the new infrastructure for the new “Roomware Socket Server”. Where the old setup was “cloud based” meaning it could be anywhere on any IP address on the web, I found that had a lot of issues regarding ease of setup. What was wrong with the old approach? When I […]

Hacking away with Android pt 8 – Android, Ardruino and low cost dual core ARM Cortex A9 boards

March 21, 2011


If you wanted to do hardware hacking with Android and Arduino, the process was expensive, limited and/or painful Until the beginning of 2011 the only ways to connect an Android phone to Arduino was by: Rooting your phone, installing a CyagenMod and connect the Arduino to the serial port of the phone. However, this only […]