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    Lgbeno got a reaction from cubeberg in analog.io 2015 Hackaday Prize Update   
    So I didn't make it to the next round, but thanks to everyone here on 43oh for the awesome support and help along the way!
     
    I posted my update here with some thoughts: https://hackaday.io/project/4648-analogio-a-full-stack-iot-platform/log/26290-didnt-make-it-to-the-finals
     
    In some ways it is a relief but would have been really cool to go all of the way.  I'm currently seeing if any of the finalists want to collaborate and use analog.io as their cloud data service, we'll see what happens next!
     
    Also, in addition to the MSP430 Sensor node, I'm also finishing up an AVR based one.  Some people just really prefer Arduino and AVR, don't want to discriminate!
     
    -Luke
     
     
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    Lgbeno got a reaction from vinicius.jlantunes in analog.io 2015 Hackaday Prize Update   
    So I didn't make it to the next round, but thanks to everyone here on 43oh for the awesome support and help along the way!
     
    I posted my update here with some thoughts: https://hackaday.io/project/4648-analogio-a-full-stack-iot-platform/log/26290-didnt-make-it-to-the-finals
     
    In some ways it is a relief but would have been really cool to go all of the way.  I'm currently seeing if any of the finalists want to collaborate and use analog.io as their cloud data service, we'll see what happens next!
     
    Also, in addition to the MSP430 Sensor node, I'm also finishing up an AVR based one.  Some people just really prefer Arduino and AVR, don't want to discriminate!
     
    -Luke
     
     
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    Lgbeno got a reaction from bluehash in My Latest IoT Fail   
    Sorry I guess that I was mistaken, the Finalist down select is 5 not 10.  Here's a really awesome video regarding the judging approach:
     
     

     
    Fingers crossed!  My fear is that I didn't succinctly enough describe my project for someone to come in cold and get a good idea of what it is.  It can appear a little random with some of the stuff that I posted.  Regardless it is all that I could muster.
     
    Formally Skulls do not play much of a factor in the final selection but like all things human, I think that they have a very strong subconscious bias when seeing rank.  Thanks google...
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    Lgbeno got a reaction from tripwire in Share pics of your workspace setup   
    Umm...
     


    I should probably clean!


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    Lgbeno got a reaction from Fmilburn in New MSP430 Wireless Sensor Node   
    I posted a series of videos last night on my build process for these boards.  Check it out if interested in doing your own toaster oven reflow!
     
    https://hackaday.io/project/4648-analogio-a-full-stack-iot-platform/log/25145-diy-smt-reflow-assembly
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    Lgbeno got a reaction from cubeberg in My Latest IoT Fail   
    By the way, with everyone's help, the project is now number 22, thats exciting.
     
    With only 9 more skulls the project can jump 7 spots to number 15!
     
    Heres a fun pic from this weekend:
     

     
     
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    Lgbeno got a reaction from tripwire in My Latest IoT Fail   
    By the way, with everyone's help, the project is now number 22, thats exciting.
     
    With only 9 more skulls the project can jump 7 spots to number 15!
     
    Heres a fun pic from this weekend:
     

     
     
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    Lgbeno reacted to chicken in My Latest IoT Fail   
    Obviously needs more range
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    Lgbeno got a reaction from chicken in My Latest IoT Fail   
    By the way, with everyone's help, the project is now number 22, thats exciting.
     
    With only 9 more skulls the project can jump 7 spots to number 15!
     
    Heres a fun pic from this weekend:
     

     
     
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    Lgbeno got a reaction from bluehash in My Latest IoT Fail   
    By the way, with everyone's help, the project is now number 22, thats exciting.
     
    With only 9 more skulls the project can jump 7 spots to number 15!
     
    Heres a fun pic from this weekend:
     

     
     
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    Lgbeno got a reaction from Rei Vilo in My Latest IoT Fail   
    I thought that maybe some forum members would enjoy this cautionary tale that I wrote:
    https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/my-epic-fail-internet-things-iot-luke-beno
     
    It's kinda funny and has a happy ending.
     
    Also just a quick run down on how things are going with the 2015 Hackaday prize:
     
    Currently analog.io is ranked #35 with 56 followers, 5 comments and 29 Skulls.
    The top project has 443 followers, 56 comments and 161 Skulls.
    Right now it would take 55 Skulls to move to the 10th rank.
    10 Finalists are going to be selected on Sept 21st.  While the judging criteria is not based solely on these stats, they still provides a clear signal to the judges that people like the projects.
    I would ask very kindly, if you enjoy using analog.io, please, take a minute, sign up for Hackaday and help the project out.
    Sign up here: https://hackaday.io/signin?returnUrl=%2Fproject%2F4648-analogio-a-full-stack-iot-platform
    The project page:https://hackaday.io/project/4648-analogio-a-full-stack-iot-platform
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    Lgbeno reacted to chicken in My Latest IoT Fail   
    On the upside of IoT imperfectness: You didn't worry the whole weekend. Ignorance is bliss, as they say
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    Lgbeno reacted to Fmilburn in New MSP430 Wireless Sensor Node   
    I got my sample last Friday and had a chance to play with it over the weekend.  It was very easy to get going and worked seamlessly with the nRF24L01.  I didn't do a rigorous test but the range seems to be at least equal to the nRF24L01.  The Bluetooth LE broadcast example also worked without a hitch.  The design is compact (not much bigger than the single AA battery that powers it) and there is still easy access to pins.  Nice work...
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    Lgbeno got a reaction from bluehash in Terminal Programs - survey   
    Putty and tera term are good. I still really haven't found anything that I love in OS X.
     
    I was also really happy with just using the OS x terminal and NodeJS. That lets you do some pretty cool customizations.
     
     
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    Lgbeno got a reaction from RobG in BLE Beacon library for Nordic nRF24 & HopeRF RF75/RF73   
    I've been working a lot on my MSP430 Sensor Node project and part of this is generating an Energia library that enables these boards to transmit BLE beacons.  Here is the first release!
     
    The library is a Fork of the Enrf library created by @@spirilis .  I use the same inherited print functions as Enrf and add another function called "flushBle()" to flush the buffer to a BLE advertisement.
     
    Here is the library
     
    Example code can be found here
     
     
     
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    Lgbeno got a reaction from spirilis in BLE Beacon library for Nordic nRF24 & HopeRF RF75/RF73   
    I've been working a lot on my MSP430 Sensor Node project and part of this is generating an Energia library that enables these boards to transmit BLE beacons.  Here is the first release!
     
    The library is a Fork of the Enrf library created by @@spirilis .  I use the same inherited print functions as Enrf and add another function called "flushBle()" to flush the buffer to a BLE advertisement.
     
    Here is the library
     
    Example code can be found here
     
     
     
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    Lgbeno got a reaction from Fmilburn in BLE Beacon library for Nordic nRF24 & HopeRF RF75/RF73   
    I've been working a lot on my MSP430 Sensor Node project and part of this is generating an Energia library that enables these boards to transmit BLE beacons.  Here is the first release!
     
    The library is a Fork of the Enrf library created by @@spirilis .  I use the same inherited print functions as Enrf and add another function called "flushBle()" to flush the buffer to a BLE advertisement.
     
    Here is the library
     
    Example code can be found here
     
     
     
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    Lgbeno got a reaction from bluehash in BLE Beacon library for Nordic nRF24 & HopeRF RF75/RF73   
    I've been working a lot on my MSP430 Sensor Node project and part of this is generating an Energia library that enables these boards to transmit BLE beacons.  Here is the first release!
     
    The library is a Fork of the Enrf library created by @@spirilis .  I use the same inherited print functions as Enrf and add another function called "flushBle()" to flush the buffer to a BLE advertisement.
     
    Here is the library
     
    Example code can be found here
     
     
     
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    Lgbeno got a reaction from bluehash in New MSP430 Wireless Sensor Node   
    Well I spent most of last night playing catch on submitting this project for the hackaday prize. Feel free to send a skull my way and add a comment (or two!).

    https://hackaday.io/project/4648-analogio

    Also part of a submission is this lovely video. See the sensor node in action:



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    Lgbeno got a reaction from bluehash in New MSP430 Wireless Sensor Node   
    So I did some math last night.  
     
    For the first build of 50, I'll need to ask for $14.99 for each unit.  Unfortunately when I amortize the shipping costs for the parts, I just can't get to that $9.99 price point quite yet.  It is theoretically possible but I'll need to do bigger builds to get there.
     
    Also the Si7020 part (Temp and Humidity Sensor) is way expensive so If you would like to add that to your unit(s), the cost would need to be $19.99.  I'm happy to solder it on for you.
     
    Regardless of how many units you buy or what country I'm shipping to, the cost will be $5.  Units will not come with a AA Battery but will have the holder.
     
    If you are ok with that price and interested in supporting the project, just reply to this thread with how many units that you would like to purchase.  If you feel generous, you're welcome to pre-pay or place a deposit on your order but it is not a requirement.  My paypal address is Lgbeno@gmail.com.
     
    Units will be ready to ship Mid September.
     
    Does that sound ok?
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    Lgbeno got a reaction from Fmilburn in Energy harvesting   
    I would trust @@jpnorair he has a lot of experience here.
     
    Noting better than building it and testing it, only then will you know what are real problems vs worries that never happen.
     
    Engineers in pursuit of perfection do a lot of worrying, brave engineers get stuff done.
     
     
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    Lgbeno reacted to jpnorair in Energy harvesting   
    Boost is easier.  At night the panel will be low-voltage.  At dawn it will increase voltage.  If you use a low-voltage solar cell, then you can keep the entire voltage range in the boost regime.  This is easier than buck-boost and more efficient.
     
    I designed a WSN device using a 1.9V solar cell.  In maximum California-summer sunlight it was 1.8V.  Indoors next to a window it was between 0.4-1.0V depending on the time of day.  With office lighting, it was between 0.2-0.8V.  The point here is that the whole voltage range will be observed during the operation of the device.
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    Lgbeno got a reaction from Fmilburn in New MSP430 Wireless Sensor Node   
    So I did some math last night.  
     
    For the first build of 50, I'll need to ask for $14.99 for each unit.  Unfortunately when I amortize the shipping costs for the parts, I just can't get to that $9.99 price point quite yet.  It is theoretically possible but I'll need to do bigger builds to get there.
     
    Also the Si7020 part (Temp and Humidity Sensor) is way expensive so If you would like to add that to your unit(s), the cost would need to be $19.99.  I'm happy to solder it on for you.
     
    Regardless of how many units you buy or what country I'm shipping to, the cost will be $5.  Units will not come with a AA Battery but will have the holder.
     
    If you are ok with that price and interested in supporting the project, just reply to this thread with how many units that you would like to purchase.  If you feel generous, you're welcome to pre-pay or place a deposit on your order but it is not a requirement.  My paypal address is Lgbeno@gmail.com.
     
    Units will be ready to ship Mid September.
     
    Does that sound ok?
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    Lgbeno reacted to bluehash in Hacking a Glideaway Bed Frame   
    Nice find!
    @@RobG and @@gwdeveloper have cc2500 expereince. Rob even has a breakout board for it.
     
    Anyway, there is this too:
    SimpiciTI Tutorial for CC2500
    CC2500 Radio Library
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    Lgbeno got a reaction from bluehash in Hacking a Glideaway Bed Frame   
    So maybe it is a sign of getting old but my wife and I decided to get a new bed.  She really wanted one that had an adjustable frame so thats what we got.  It is this model: http://glideaway.com/product/navigate-comfort-base-adjustable-bed/
     
    Part of that is this remote which I know will eventually get lost 
     

     
    So I started pulling FCC reports on the remote to see if it can be hacked.  https://fccid.io/PCU-JLDK-18-4#exhibits
     
    Hmm that RF module looks familiar... So I started taking it apart and probing the Digital Bus
     

     

     
    So at first I thought that the module was a HopeRF based one but after looking at the data, it doesn't match the register set.  More digging and I find out that it is a cc2500 based module.  Heres an example: http://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/low-cost-2-4ghz-rf-module_955344903.html?spm=a2700.7724857.35.1.iKOYhj
     
    The pinout appears to match as well.
     
    So here's where I'm at, if anyone wants to put their hacker hat on and figure out the protocol, here's the data.  Also if anyone has a working familiarity with the CC2500 registers and protocol, the decoded log file is also attached.
     
    Maybe... Time provided, I can create my own remote or bridge this RF protocol to BLE using one of my Sensor nodes.  Just some thoughts, could be a good brain exercise for someone who feels hackery.
    SPI_Data_Log.txt
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