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

April 28, 2013

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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

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[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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]