​Samsung Announces ARTIK Platform to Accelerate Internet of Things Development

Open Platform for Simpler, Faster Development and Deployment of IoT Devices and Applications

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IOT WORLD, SAN FRANCISCO, May 12, 2015 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced the Samsung ARTIKTM platform to allow faster, simpler development of new enterprise, industrial and consumer applications for the Internet of Things (IoT). ARTIK is an open platform that includes a best-in-class family of integrated production-ready modules, advanced software, development boards, drivers, tools, security features and cloud connectivity designed to help accelerate development of a new generation of better, smarter IoT devices, solutions and services. Continue reading ​Samsung Announces ARTIK Platform to Accelerate Internet of Things Development

Microsoft to put more effort into .NETMF

Microsoft have recently totally re-vamped the .NETMF website. In a major and long over due refresh Microsoft have hinted that the IoT (Internet of Things) will be a big part of the overall eco system approach. Add to that the recent comments by Mr. Nadella about the world of Windows 10 and how it will be a platform spanning many devices, then put two and two together, sprinkle with developer dust and you may come up with a good idea of the future.

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2014 and .NetMF? The future is looking bright

GHI Electronics have announced some changes to their line up of Gadgeteer modules and given a few hints at the future for .Net Micro Framework.


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We have some very exciting news to share with you today. First of all, we have been communicating your feedback to Microsoft and they have been very responsive. We can’t share all the details yet but we can tell you that you will be very happy with what Microsoft will announce very soon.

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Making an RGB Nightlight

Ever wanted to make a nightlight? Here is a nice example of a work in progress.

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Using an iPhone 5C case, a few RGB 5050 LED’s and a Fez Cerberus Gadgeteer main board. Also in the box will be a light sensor for detecting when it gets dark, this will allow the light to auto dim and a few buttons for random colour selection and cycling.

The response from the little girl who is getting it as part of her birthday was a joy to see.

More to follow…

Update 23rd May 2014

One of the questions I’ve been thinking about is how much heat is generated by the six RGB LED’s that are on the Ingenuity Micro RGB circle that I’m using for this project? In real terms its not a lot per LED but with six of them inside a sealed plastic case?? Not so sure the case will transfer the heat out and the last thing i want to have happen is the box melting or the CPU overheating. Continue reading Making an RGB Nightlight

Microsoft and the IoT


Microsoft have really begun expanding into the Internet of things! have a look at the site above to get an idea. This is great news for Gadgeteer and the .NET Microframework.

To quote the site

Create the Internet of Your Things

When trillions of things can be connected, which things should you connect?

Empower your business and gain a competitive edge by connecting data from devices and sensors with the cloud and business intelligence tools.

  • The Internet of Things is here today—and it starts with what matters most to you

  • Optimize key areas of your business to help it thrive, starting small for big impact

  • Harness a broad platform, services and ecosystem to transform your business