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Writing a systemd Service in Node.js on Raspberry Pi

Node.js (a server side JavaScript runtime) is a popular choice for writing software on the Raspberry Pi single board computers that run Raspbian (a variant of Debian Linux). Developer...

In Raspberry Pi, Linux, Node.js, Jul 07, 2018

Raspberry Pi Coding in Go: Traffic Lights

I’ve been learning the Go programming language recently. As an exercise, I decided to revisit a past article that looked at working with traffic lights on the Raspberry Pi in Python i...

In Raspberry Pi, Technology, IoT, Golang, May 24, 2018

Visualizing Room Climate Data with Conectric’s IoT Sensors, Elasticsearch & Grafana

At Conectric we recently launched our new IoT Gateway product with an accompanying suite of wireless, battery powered sensors. In this article we’ll take a closer look at how to use ...

In Grafana, Node.js, JavaScript, IoT, Elasticsearch, Mar 15, 2018

Door Open Alerts with Twilio and Conectric's IoT Sensor Product for Node.js

At Conectric we recently launched our new IoT Gateway product with an accompanying suite of wireless, battery powered sensors. In this article we’ll take a closer look at how to use o...

In Twilio, Node.js, JavaScript, IoT, Mar 09, 2018

Movement Alerts in Slack with Conectric's Motion Sensor & IoT Gateway for Node.js

At Conectric we recently launched our new IoT Gateway product with an accompanying suite of wireless, battery powered sensors. In this article we’ll take a closer look at how to use o...

In Slack, Node.js, JavaScript, IoT, Mar 06, 2018

Announcing Conectric's USB IoT Gateway & Sensor Product

Here at Conectric we’re excited to announce the launch of our new IoT Gateway product with accompanying suite of sensors.

In Node.js, JavaScript, IoT, Feb 27, 2018

A Look at Server Sent Events

Server Sent Events are a standard allowing browser clients to receive a stream of updates from a server over a HTTP connection without resorting to polling. Unlike WebSockets, Server ...

In JavaScript, Node.js, HTML5, Front End, Jan 24, 2018

Playing with Raspberry Pi: Door Sensor Fun

I recently noticed that Adafruit sells low cost ($3.95) wired door sensors that basically act as a switch — if the magnet from one part of the sensor is placed in close proximity to t...

In Raspberry Pi, Technology, IoT, Python, Jul 08, 2017

Playing with Raspberry Pi: Traffic Lights with a Finite State Machine

This is the third of our articles in a series where we’re playing with the Low Voltage Labs LED Traffic Lights using Python on the Raspberry Pi. In the first article, we set up a basi...

In Raspberry Pi, Technology, IoT, Python, Jun 04, 2017

Playing with Raspberry Pi and Python: Traffic lights, Part 2

In a previous post in this series, we looked at writing Python code to control a set of Low Voltage Labs Traffic Light LEDs for the Raspberry Pi. If you haven’t read that article yet,...

In Raspberry Pi, Technology, IoT, Python, May 16, 2017