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New API for Public ThingSpeak Channels Makes it Easy to Discover Open Data

Posted by Hans Scharler,

ThingSpeak is growing quickly these days. Our traffic is high and the user growth is soaring. Thanks to everyone for your interest and patience as we continue to stabilize, add more servers, and add more features to help with your Internet of Things projects.
Question: How do I find ‘public’ ThingSpeak…

Celebrate the Holidays by Joining CheerLights, a Global Network of Lights #iot

Posted by Hans Scharler,

For the third holiday season in a row, the CheerLights project is gearing up. The idea behind CheerLights is to show that we are all connected by synchronizing the color of lights around the world. Christmas lights are a staple around the holidays and with Internet-connected lights, the color of your lights… read more >>

Store, Share, and Visualize Sensor Data using the BrickPi, Raspberry Pi, and ThingSpeak

Posted by Hans Scharler,

Dexter Industries launched a very successful Kickstarter campaign this past summer to build and release the BrickPi. The BrickPi turns the Raspberry Pi computer into a robotics and sensing platform for LEGO® MINDSTORMS®. Since the wrap up of the campaign, users have jumped on board making cool projects using the BrickPi including a step-by-step… read more >>

Solar-powered Temperature Logger with Electric Imp and ThingSpeak

Posted by Hans Scharler,

[Marcus Olsson] from Slickstreamer created a solar-powered temperature logger using the Electric Imp Wi-Fi module to push data up to ThingSpeak to store and visualize the data collected by his sensors. Marcus provides a parts list and a how-to on his blog. The temperature sensor, solar panel, and solar charger are all readily… read more >>

Open Hardware Summit 2013, Last Day to Register for your Preloaded e-Badge

Posted by Hans Scharler,

The Open Hardware Summit is September 6th, 2013 at MIT’s Kresge Auditorium in Cambridge, MA. For the third year, ThingSpeak is sponsoring the event!

The OHS is an amazing experience. You get to meet all the Open Source Hardware heroes that are pushing this movement forward. This year there are many talks and panels covering all aspects of… read more >>

Recent Outages

Posted by Hans Scharler,

As many of you have noticed, the ThingSpeak services have been intermittent over the past couple of days. We are seeing a huge spike in traffic as new users and projects have jumped on to ThingSpeak. Due to increased traffic over the past few months, we discovered one server in… read more >>

Indoor Environmental Quality Station #arduino #thingspeak #instructables

Posted by Hans Scharler,

[donmatito] created an Indoor Environmental Quality Station based on the Arduino platform and uses Bluetooth for connectivity to ThingSpeak cloud services. The great news is that Don completely documented the project at Instructables for others to learn from and add to. By using ThingSpeak he has made it easy to get access to the… read more >>