Hans on IoT

ThingSpeak, MATLAB, and the Internet of Things

Can Things Tell a Story?

Posted by Hans Scharler,

If you look around your house or office, you will see a bunch of things. Things are just sitting there. Things like your coffee maker, toaster, florescent lights, copy machine, alarm clock…
Have you ever noticed that you keep a schedule on Google Calendar, but every night you set your alarm clock? What… read more >>

ThingSpeak API Source Code on GitHub

Posted by Hans Scharler,

The ThingSpeak API is now on GitHub! You can setup the application on your local network or on a web server in the cloud and run the full ThingSpeak API dedicated for your application. With everyone being able to spin their own web of things, we look forward to seeing…ThingSpeak source code is now on GitHub

Clearing Channels (feature request)

Posted by Hans Scharler,

ThingSpeak forum user “nr” requested a feature to clear a channel (without having to delete the channel and then build a new one). We recently added the feature under the Channel settings. Often while testing your code you are sending random data to your channel. This feature allows you to… read more >>

Device Registration and MAC Addresses 2

Posted by Hans Scharler,

We just added a new feature called Devices. This allows you to register your home-brew devices and receive a globally unique MAC address. Some devices do not come with a MAC address so often the MAC address used is the one that the example source code is using. If you end up putting two Ethernet or… read more >>

ThingSpeak Updates

Posted by Hans Scharler,

After a couple of weeks of open registration for ThingSpeak, we have received many email, questions, and comments. Over 100 ThingSpeak channels have been created so far and the APIs are getting a work out. We have implemented a number of changes to the API, added some new apps, and wrote up… read more >>

“Twitter” App for Things

Posted by Hans Scharler,

Here’s a project from ShadowLord himself. It’s a Twitter-like front-end using HTML, CSS, and jQuery to read a ThingSpeak Channel from his house.
With this project, I wanted to take it a few steps further and build something from the ground up that’s focused on collecting enormous amounts of data from everyday objects,… read more >>

ThingSpeak is (Open) 1

Posted by Hans Scharler,

Our things can tell us a story…if they have a voice…if they are connected. What can our things tell us? How about how much power they use? How about if someone is in your house? How about your toaster updating Twitter? A new generation of products and services for “connected… read more >>

Web of Things Talk at Ignite Pittsburgh

Posted by Hans Scharler,

Join ThingSpeak contributor Hans Scharler at one of the O’Reilly Ignite events Thursday, February 10, 2011 at Brillobox in Pittsburgh, PA. Hans will be giving a talk entitled, “Tangled in a Web of Things”, which is about the current fragmented state of the Internet of Things and the future of connected devices and… read more >>

Things are Heating Up 2

Posted by Hans Scharler,

No, it’s not summer in North America yet but many people are counting down the days till the weather turns warm, especially with the east coast having just endured a snowy drubbing from Mother Nature!
I’ve been following the concept of an “Internet of Things” for a few years now and…Guys like Bruce Sterling are famous for tracking the future and guys like Linux Torvalds are famous for creating it. What do you see on the horizon, and what will you invent to make it so? We’re excited to have you here at ThingSpeak to help us make this reality our own.

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