Monitor Data From Anywhere Using the Particle Electron

When people talk about the Internet of Things (IoT), all that usually comes to mind is a Wi-Fi or Ethernet enabled device. However, such devices cannot be deployed in remote areas with no Local Area Network (LAN) or Wi-Fi hotspot. In such cases you have to use an alternative means of connecting to the Internet. The Particle Electron board offers …

Review of Open Source Wearable Platforms

Open source wearable platforms have, in a big way, propelled the advancement of hardware and software development in the electronics field. Apart from making it possible for people to come up with innovative wearable devices, they have led to the production of efficient, miniaturised, low-power circuits that can be used in other applications. Some of those applications include sensor data …

Build a WiFi Controlled Robot with the ESP8266

Building your own mobile robot is becoming easier and easier, thanks to excellent ready-to-use robotic platforms. A good example of such platform is the Adafruit Mini Robot Chassis kit, which comes with a nice robot chassis, two servo motors with wheels and a support-wheel. This makes it the perfect base for all your mobile robot projects. On the other hand, you now can …

5 Raspberry Pi Starter Kits Reviewed

With the Raspberry Pi 3 Official desktop Starter Kit, you are able to access the latest Raspberry Pi features such as WiFi and Bluetooth Capabilities, thanks to the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B that it is built upon. The Kit comes with a Raspberry Pi 3 HAT compatible case that has enough space to fit a raspberry pi board and …

Getting Started with the ESP32

The ESP32 is a low-cost system-on-chip (SoC) series created by Espressif Systems. It is an improvement on the popular ESP8266 that is widely used in IoT projects. The ESP32 has both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities, which make it an all-rounded chip for the development of IoT projects and embedded systems in general. In this tutorial, you will learn how to …