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How to add Alexa to a Raspberry Pi

How to Add Alexa to a Raspberry Pi (Or Any Linux Device)

DataArt developed an open solution that allows turning any Linux-based device into an Amazon Echo device. Since Raspberry Pi is the most popular board for IoT projects, we decided to use it in our setup. But basically, any Linux system can run the demo.

Arduino Starter Project: ESP8266

This article introduces a weekend project I recently built. I start off by providing a brief summary of my experience with IoT. Then, I discuss the high-level concepts of my project, analyze what each individual sensor is capable of, and wrap up by discussing my next steps.
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Creating Your Personal IoT/Utility Dashboard Using Grafana, Influxdb & Telegraf on a Raspberry Pi

Create a personal IoT/ Utility dashboard using the latest frameworks and get familiar with the software development framework while doing so
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Designing and Implementing an IIoT System for Smart Factories

This is a design and implementation of an IIoT ecosystem for smart factories, MODBUS sensors, Siemens Simatic IoT2040 gateway and NETPIE.
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How to Use IoT Tech to Get Your Home Winter-Ready

IoT tech like a smart thermostat can help you maintain a consistent temperature at the right times of the day, or notify you of burst pipes from afar.
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Toward Autonomous Drones Under $200

From mythical flying horses to da Vinci to the Wright brothers, we have always held a special place in our hearts for flying objects....
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IoT: Internet of Thanksgiving

From real-time turkey telemetry to gaining insight into wayward relatives through asset tracking, here are four fun ways to hack your Thanksgiving with IoT!
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Building a $250 Automatic Chicken Coop Door Opener for $100

My parents wanted to automate the door to their chicken coop. I saved them money by building a cheap automatic door opener from scratch.
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A Beginner’s Guide to IoT Power Converters and Regulators

Power supply design can really impact an IoT device. This guide introduces power supplies and suggests how to design robust and resilient power supplies.
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A Beginner’s Guide to Smart Home Security

Smart home devices are getting smarter with each iteration, and that goes for smart security tech as much as any other device category. Even...

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