The thing system – Clients

More complicated clients, one which monitor updates from the steward looking for changing conditions, and reacting to them on behalf of the user by asking the steward to perform actions, are entirely possible. Technically speaking these are intelligent agents working in a multi-agent system with shared goals of making life more convenient for the user. We like to think that we're implementing magic.


The Top 4 Arduino Shields To Superpower Your Projects

You’ve bought an Arduino starter kit and you’ve followed all the basic Arduino guides, but after all – you need more bits and bobs to accomplish your electronics dream. Here is a great way to build IoT product by yourself. First, I will introduce great products which will upgrade your Arduino board immediately. Then, I will lead you How to build up IoT with those.


Wi-Fi Orb Sees All

In recent years, Wi-Fi has experienced explosive growth in new applications such as telephony (smartphones) and audio/video distribution (Internet-connected DVRs). As the number of ‘hotspots’ and the coverage area grows, Wi-Fi is taking on aspects of a ‘utility’ that goes well beyond its humble cable replacement roots. It’s not hard to imagine that soon practically every phone and TV will have Wi-Fi built in as a standard feature.


Thou Shalt Communicate! (Wi-Fi/Bluetooth/USB shield for Platino and Arduino)

Today all & sundry, devices included, have to be “connected”, 24/7, all year round. You may have a Facebook account, but what about your oscilloscope? Does your multimeter tweet enough? Is your soldering iron linked in? You may be a noncommunicative nerd but your bench power supply may be craving for social interaction. With the add-on board described in this article you can hook up anything to everything, with or without wires.


R32C Web Server Networking module for HTTP, e-Mail, FTP and much more

The R32C microcontroller goes Internet! A small add-on module for the application board from our September 2009 issue combines a TCP/IP chip plus Ethernet interface, a network connection with built-in transformer and status LEDs. This handy combination makes it child’s play to implement a web server and many other Internet applications without getting involved in complexities such as TCP/IP protocol. Free downloads of an Open Source driver, a short web server program and other sample software complete this attractive proposition.