In this previous post I described how to discover Netduinos on your network without knowing their IP’s. Building on that, this post describes how to make a Netduino log temperature data, and then how to build a Universal Windows 10 app that displays that data.
With the advent of Internet-of-Things things, you’ll probably need a decent way to actually find all of the things on your network. Fun fact: If you send a UDP packet to *.255 on your network, your router will then send that along to all the devices on your network. So if your local network is […]
A friend of mine, Dominic Lennon, challenged me to the “Ice Bucket Challenge”. I decided to do it in style – also, I like building things.
If you haven’t heard, “the cloud” is kind of a big deal right now. Microsoft Azure is Microsoft’s slice of it (with 54% of Fortune 500 companies running on Azure today), and is the reason that when you take a photo on your phone it magically appears on your PC (amongst other things). No one […]
My intern and I were asked to do a talk at the Durban University of Technology to the 3rd year IT students to excite them about the possibility of using Netduinos or/and Windows Phones in their final year projects. We didn’t want to just show them a blinking LED, but rather something that would be […]
The houses in Durban, South Africa (where I live) usually have some form of gap underneath them that ranges from 30cm to big enough to crawl inside. As far as I know it is for ventilation to help with the heat. The problem is that a bunch of squeaky rodents have decided that mine is […]
Yesterday I was made a Nokia Developer Champion, and I have been working on this post on and off for a few days so the timing is perfect as a homage to Nokia. This project definitely gave me a good helping of nostalgia, and I had more fun than any other project I’ve done.
Before leaving for Finland I setup this little project, but didn’t have time to finish (see what I did there?) it. Now that I’m back, between writing my Netduino book, I sometimes have time to play!
When I was young my parents bought me a wooden maze game. I loved that thing. I don’t think I ever cared much for the actual maze element – but the mechanism to tilt the stage was intriguing, and very simple. When I remembered it the other day I managed to both find it online, […]
Following my previous post on Bluetooth with the Netduino, I thought I would extend it a bit. The goal for this project is the following: Have a Netduino sending it’s orientation data (XYZ) over Bluetooth to WP8 which displays a 3D representation of it (at the right angle of course), and for bonus points attach […]