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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 […]

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 […]

Slowly moving things together – the long tail of Beyond the Keyboard

March 14, 2011


This blog started as a alternative to my usual work: programming stuff in Flash. The first post covered “Building a pressure sensitive Touch Surface” and successive posts investigated QR codes, Android phones, Android hardware and hacking hardware with the Android OS. Previous to that I looked at using AR toolkit in Flash (FLARtoolkit) to build […]

Sending messages with the Roomware Socket Server

May 8, 2010


By Peter Kaptein The Roomware Socket Server Message Protocol is a medium-weight protocol to send messages from one thing to another. Medium weight? Light weight messages are devoid of fluff. They are optimized to send data from “A” to “B” in the most compact form. Heavy weight messages contain a lot of extra meta-data. XML […]

Roomware XBee mediator whitepapers

April 24, 2010


Introduction About this document In this document you will find the basis of the Roomware Socket Server XBee clients. What can you do with it? You can build your own applications using the API’s as provided and use as many XBee devices as you like to create a cloud of sensors. What is it written […]