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The Maker Show: Azure IoT Starter Kits

The Maker Show: Azure IoT Starter Kits

4 months ago
This lengthy episode contains a ton of good information about IoT in general, about Azure IoT and the services that it brings this category of computing, and finally about a number of starter kits designed and built for Azure IoT that you can use to get you building connected devices very quickly. I doubt you’ll […]
The Maker Show: Mini – Bitcoin Sensor

The Maker Show: Mini – Bitcoin Sensor

4 months ago
An IoT solution for monitoring the price of Bitcoin with Visual and Auditory cues pertaining to the volatility of the the CoinDesk exchange over a given time interval. *Fun Fact* – While attending a Microsoft Corporate Hackathon in Miami, I was awoken by the BitCoinSensor following the announcement of Microsoft accepting BitCoin!   Hackster Articles: […]
The Maker Show: Episode 21 – Building an iOS app for your Garage

The Maker Show: Episode 21 – Building an iOS app for your Garage

4 months ago
In this episode of The Maker Show, we’ll make an internet-connected garage app, GarageOS. We’ll start by controlling the doors remotely using a relay and a Particle Photon. Then, we’ll build a way to read if the door is open or closed with a magnetic reed switch. Third, we’ll build a way to measure parking distance […]
The Maker Show: Episode 20 – IoT in Extreme and Off-Grid Scenarios

The Maker Show: Episode 20 – IoT in Extreme and Off-Grid Scenarios

5 months ago
In this episode of the Maker Show, Frank La Vigne (@tableteer) walks through design considerations when taking your IoT projects into extreme places.  Learn how to put together a solar power generator to power your off-grid IoT projects.
The Maker Show: Episode 19 – A Radio from Scratch

The Maker Show: Episode 19 – A Radio from Scratch

6 months ago
Let’s learn about a couple of the primary electronic capacitors – the inductor and the capacitor – by building a working radio from scratch. We’ll get really simple and just use tin foil and wire for this. The only component we’ll need to use is a simple diode. I think you’ll have fun watching this […]
The Maker Show: Mini – GraviComp Mechanical Computer

The Maker Show: Mini – GraviComp Mechanical Computer

6 months ago
A mechanical computer is built from physical components such as levers and gears rather than electronic components. The earliest mechanical computers have existed since 200 B.C. when the ancient Greeks constructed a device named the Antikythera that calculated the positions of the planets. In 1837, Charles Babbage designed (but was unable to construct because of […]
The Maker Show: Episode 18 – Easy IoT with the Tessel 2

The Maker Show: Episode 18 – Easy IoT with the Tessel 2

6 months ago
Meet the Tessel 2. This cool, little IoT device makes things really easy. Getting started is really quick and easy and you get to write your app using JavaScript (or even TypeScript for an extra dose of awesome!). Let me give you a brief introduction to the Tessel 2 and get you started. Then I […]
The Maker Show: Episode 17 – Coding & GPIO in Windows 10 IoT Core

The Maker Show: Episode 17 – Coding & GPIO in Windows 10 IoT Core

6 months ago
Did you know that Windows 10 can run on a $35 Raspberry Pi 2 or 3 computer? Makers have taken the world by storm, creating countless gadgets and automated systems, connecting everything around them. This session is for makers – neophytes and veterans alike – who want to explore the capabilities of Windows 10 IoT […]
The Maker Show: Episode 16 – The Miniscule ESP8266

The Maker Show: Episode 16 – The Miniscule ESP8266

7 months ago
In this episode of the maker show, we will take a look at the inexpensive and very small ESP8266. This tiny wireless device brings a very simple way to connect your thing to the internet or a local gateway. In the presentation, I reference Jeremy Foster’s video on using Fusion360 to model an existing part into your […]
The Maker Show: Episode 15 – Using Voltage Regulators to Power your Projects

The Maker Show: Episode 15 – Using Voltage Regulators to Power your Projects

7 months ago
NOTE: Sorry for the low quality video.  Working on getting the higher quality versions uploaded.  If you are like me, you have a box of old power supplies.  Those old "Wall Warts" and "Power Bricks" from electronics that have long since been sent to that big recycling center in the sky.  Wouldn’t it be cool […]
The Maker Show: Mini – Intro to IoT.Devices

The Maker Show: Mini – Intro to IoT.Devices

7 months ago
Microsoft.IoT.Devices is a free open source library that makes it easy to add support for many sensors and devices to Windows IoT Core. A portion of this library (the scheduler) was already demonstrated in Episode 13 – Breaking out of the Loop. In this Maker Mini we cover why the library was created, the problems it helps you […]
The Maker Show: Episode 14 – SignalR with the Raspberry Pi

The Maker Show: Episode 14 – SignalR with the Raspberry Pi

7 months ago
In this episode of The Maker Show, join Ian Philpot and Jared Rhodes as they combine the worlds of real-time communication and web robotics to make a sword fighting Lego Bionicle. Ian and Jared first start with a UWP app and the Microsoft Band SDK to grab accelerometer data, then using Signalr they send that data up to […]