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CNC machine controllers are typically implemented using the C or C++ programming language and running on OS-less or real time operating systems with simple microcontrollers. I will describe how to build a CNC controller, a 3D printer in particular, using...
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Microsoft’s Azure IoT Edge Part 3: Real Devices

Ok, so thanks to Part 2, you have a couple simulated devices sending data to the cloud, all on your development machine. Now you...

Machine Learning in RapidMiner

Currently the top three programs in automated and simplified machine learning are DataRobot, RapidMiner, and BigMl. In this article, we will take a closer...
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Microsoft Azure IoT Edge Part 2: Connecting to the Cloud

In Part 1, we were able to learn a bit about what Microsoft's Azure IoT Edge does, ran a sample app, and modified it....
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How Machine Learning Programs “Learn” – Naive Bayes Classifier and Neural...

With all the hype surrounding self-driving cars and video-game-playing AI robots, it’s worth taking a step back and reminding ourselves how machine learning programs...

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Examining 5 IEEE Protocols - ZigBee, WiFi, Bluetooth, BLE, and WiMax

Examining 5 IEEE Protocols – ZigBee, WiFi, Bluetooth, BLE, and WiMax

Various types of wireless technology and networks allow devices to speak (send data) to each other and to the web (TCP/IP Networks) without cables. There are a number of different wireless...
How to Explain IoT to your Grandparents

How to Explain IoT to Your Grandparents

Chances are, your grandparents haven’t heard of IoT (unless they are very ‘down with the kids’). So, where would you even start with how to explain IoT to them?Here, I’ve outlined...
How Does the Internet Work? - A Simple Explanation of the Internet

How Does the Internet Work? – A Simple Explanation of the Internet

Listen to the audio version of this article! You're on vacation in Italy, sitting at a nice café (with free Wi-Fi). It's a few days into your trip now and you've taken...
How to add Alexa to a Raspberry Pi

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

Voice assistants have definitely become a trend, with options like Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and Apple's Siri. What really differs them from each other is their ecosystems, and this is where...

How Does WiFi Work?  –  8 Things You Didn’t Know About Wifi

Listen to the audio version of this article! Ah, good ‘ole WiFi. From helping us to keep our phone bill low (except March, goddammit) to allowing our laptops/tablets/etc. to connect to the...
What is CBRS? - LTE in 3.5 GHz Shared Spectrum and What it Means for IoT

What is CBRS? – LTE in 3.5 GHz Shared Spectrum and What it Means...

The CBRS Alliance is looking more and more powerful every day. The group, which advocates for LTE services in the 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) spectrum, now boasts all...
Unlicensed LTE Explained - LTE-U vs. LAA vs. LWA vs. Multefire

Unlicensed LTE Explained – LTE-U vs. LAA vs. LWA vs. Multefire

By now, you’ve probably read through Mary Meeker’s 2017 Internet Trends report and confirmed that mobile is still eating the world. Mobile internet usage is growing steadily with average US adults...
Open Source Software and Hardware for the Internet of Things

Open Source Software and Hardware for the Internet of Things

The descriptor “open source” is primarily associated with software, the source code of which is freely accessible for examination, use, and expansion by users other than the developer. The practice started...
Intro to IoT - 9 Major Keys to the Internet of Things

Intro to IoT – 9 Major Keys to the Internet of Things

Listen to the audio version of this article!"The Internet of Things – a monstrous phenomenon to fathom. Be prepared to have your life disrupted, for the better or the worse…” This radical disruption will...
What is IoT? - A Simple Explanation of the Internet of Things

What is IoT? – A Simple Explanation of the Internet of Things

Listen to the audio version of this article!"What is IoT?" As someone who works for an Internet of Things (IoT) software company, this is a question that I'm asked frequently. Whether it's...