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Results for: 2014

CheerLights Arduino Sketch for FastLED Compatible Lights #featurefriday

Posted by Hans Scharler,

We just created a FastLED and Arduino tutorial and Arduino Sketch to read in the latest CheerLights color and display it on FastLED compatible lights. CheerLights is a global network of colored lights that all synchronize to one color based on Twitter. People all around the world have built very creative displays of the latest… read more >>

Templates for Plugin Widgets #featurefriday 1

Posted by Hans Scharler,

Plugin Widgets allow you to create custom visualizations for your ThingSpeak Channels by using HTML, JavaScript, and CSS. We just added a new feature that allows you to start with templates. We created a Google Gauge and a two axis chart widget!

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Check out…

Instant TweetControls #featurefriday

Posted by Hans Scharler,

We spent some time enhancing our TweetControl App. TweetControl allows you to control things with Twitter. You setup a TweetControl to listen for a keyword mentioned on Twitter and we execute any web service API call that you specify. Developers have created racing cars, political campaign trackers, and we use… read more >>

Sending Tweets Automatically Every Morning With TimeControl

Posted by Hans Scharler,

TimeControl can be used to send Tweets automatically at predetermined times.  In this tutorial, we’ll be sending a Tweet every weekday with the current time and the current CheerLights color.
The first step is to link a Twitter account to ThingSpeak.
Next, we’ll create a new TimeControl with the following values:

Name: “CheerLights…

Internet of Things #throwbackthursday #tbt #iot

Posted by Hans Scharler,

It’s Throwback Thursday!
We have come a long way since building cloud platforms for connected devices – now known as “The Internet of Things”. Here’s what our first website for the ThingSpeak project looked like 5 years ago…

Get started with IoT now:
Visit ThingSpeak.com or fork the project on GitHub!

ThingSpeak Selects Phusion Passenger Enterprise to Power its Internet of Things API

Posted by Hans Scharler,

The servers behind ThingSpeak have been slammed with data from all kinds of IoT devices and applications. We recently upgraded the entire backend of ThingSpeak and increased capacity to support our growth. One of the key decisions in our redesign was to select Phusion Passenger Enterprise to power the ThingSpeak “Internet of… read more >>