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Guides, walk-throughs, and breakdowns surrounding IoT related technologies

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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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How to Secure Your IoT Devices With a VPN

Every time you connect a device to the internet, whether it's a car or a security camera or a simple laptop, a plethora of...
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Prototyping a Smart Office IoT System with a BME 280 Sensor

Rapid prototyping is a critical aspect of product development—especially in technology where end-to-end solutions may cost hundreds of hours of work by highly skilled...
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6 Reasons Smart Home Devices Malfunction and How to Repair Them

Smart home devices are becoming more popular every day, and that means adoption is growing. By 2022, the global smart home market is expected...

4 Pro Tips for First-Time Alexa Skill Developers

Last fall, I worked on three new voice experiences in partnership with Monumental Sports and Entertainment: The Capitals Skill, The Capitals Flash Briefing, and The Wizards Flash Briefing! You...
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Build Your Own Charging Point for an Electric Car

It’s no secret that the Earth is running out of fossil fuels, so increasingly more people are hurrying to find alternative sources of energy and...
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Creating User Journeys for Your IoT Dashboard

In my last article, I laid out the 4 steps to designing a valuable dashboard for any IoT project. In this post, I will...

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