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  • NoCAN: wired IoT platform for makers, based on CAN-bus

    Omzlo has won Kickstarter funding for a NoCAN platform for wired IoT home automation that connects sensor nodes to a Raspberry Pi. An Omzlo PiMaster HAT board mediates between the Pi and multiple, Arduino-compatible CANZERO boards that...

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  • Raspberry Pi 8-Relay Expansion Card for Home Automation

    The Raspberry Pi 8-Relay Card is aimed at home automation tasks that require multiple relays. Sequent Microsystems has gone to Kickstarter to launch the Expansion Card, which can be stacked to enable 64 relays per Raspberry Pi...

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  • BASpi: Building Automation Software Add-on Board for Raspberry Pi

    Contemporary Controls’ new BASpi Raspberry Pi 3 add-on board is the first product that is specifically designed for the BACnet standard. BACNet is a data communication protocol for Building Automation and Control Networks that has been developed, supported and maintained by ASHRAE...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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  • Mozilla’s Thing Gateway, the Secure Connection Between You and Your Smart Home Devices

    Few day ago, Mozilla announced the release of one of the first Project Things effort: an internet of things (IoT) hub called Things Gateway. Using a Raspberry Pi and Mozilla’s newly-released software, users can control their smart home devices...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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  • Things You Didn’t Know Could Be Open Source

      There are a number of different factors that led to the beginnings of the free software movement, but there is one name that is closely linked to it: Richard Stallman. A passionate activist for the free...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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  • 15 Practical Raspberry Pi Projects

      While some people love that the Raspberry Pi can help them build an awesomely far-fetched device that’s perfect for showing off (but sits on a shelf after the build), others would prefer to make devices that...

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  • Mycroft Mark II: The Open Source Voice Assistant

    Voice assistants are everywhere these days, with each company working to get its virtual assistant software running on as many speakers, phones, PCs, and other gadgets as possible. Mycroft Mark II is actually the second speaker from...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • Pitalk: Modularity and Customization for Your DIY Phone

    Like the ZeroPhone, which has yet to launch its Crowd Supply campaign, the SB Components PiTalk is a fully open source platform compatible with the Raspberry Pi ecosystem. Yet instead of incorporating a Raspberry Pi Zero, the modular, hackable PiTalk...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • RoomSense Board offers multiple sensors including PIR motion detection

    The Gumstix RoomSense is a USB dongle board that can detect room occupancy using passive infrared (PIR) technology and report on temperature, humidity, and barometric conditions. The board can be customized in the Gumstix Geppetto online development...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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  • CM3-Home: Home Automation Carrier Board for Raspberry Pi CM3

    Italy-based Acme Systems, has turned to the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 Lite (CM3) as the foundation for its new CM3-Home home automation carrier board. Designed for OEM market and installation within a DIN-rail switchboard, the CM3-Home...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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  • Omega2 based Oboo Clock: BT speaker and gesture controlled streaming

    Onion’s Oboo Smart Clock BT music streamer is built on its Linux-driven Omega2 COM, and offers 3W speakers, device charging, and WiFi-based info updates. All four available models measure 152 x 62 x 30mm, and offer a...

    • Posted 8 months ago
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  • Casa Jasmina: Home Automation Masterpiece

    Casa Jasmina is a prototype Italian family home, where most objects and services are made by open source, maker-style methods built in a derelict factory. Built in Torino, Italy by Jasmina Tesanovic and Bruce Sterling with the...

    • Posted 9 months ago
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  • New Arduino IoT Boards Unveiled: MKR WAN 1300 and MKR GSM 1400

    At World Maker Faire New York Arduino has unveiled the new Arduino MKR WAN 1300 and the Arduino MKR GSM 1400, two new boards that are designed to offer a practical and cost-effective solution for developers, makers and...

    • Posted 10 months ago
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  • COVI: an Open Source Speech-Enabled Smart Home Hub on Kickstarter

    Developed by Senic, COVI combines a beautiful light fixture with a speech-enabled hub for home automation. What this means is that you can control your in-house gadgets via Amazon Alexa, as well as other services expected in 2018....

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • UP Core: full Windows10 and Android for the latest Raspberry Pi rival

    The UP Core is a single-board computer that will run a range of operating systems, including ubilinux (Debian), Ubuntu and Yocto, and seemingly offers better performance than the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B. However, that additional power...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Google Plans: AI on Raspberry Pi

    Google is intending to expand the dev tools available to makers using the Raspberry Pi microprocessor to power their projects this year — potentially offering software tools for face- and emotion-recognition, speech-to-text translation, natural language processing, sentiment analysis, predictive analytics and...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Did I lock The Door? There Is a Gadget For That, on Kickstarter

    THE PROBLEM It has happened to many of us. We’ve left home or office and shortly after leaving, we started wondering whether or not we locked the door properly… How many of us have not experienced the...

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  • 131 projects with Arduino & Genuino MKR1000

      Arduino/Genuino MKR1000 has been designed to offers a practical and cost effective solution for makers seeking to add Wi-Fi connectivity to their projects with minimal previous experience in networking. The board is so young but 131...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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