Send Notifications from a Raspberry Pi to your Phone Using Pushover

In my last post I put together a Raspberry Pi project that would display whether a dryer is running on a webpage hosted on the Pi. If you haven't read that article yet you can check it out here. If you haven't read the article yet the gist of it is that it used a vibration sensor to tell whether a clothes dryer was running and to display the status on a website hosted on the Pi. That was nice but it had some disadvantages, mainly that you could only check on your dryer while on your home ...

Control Arduino Over Wifi Using IoT Device – Photon

Arduino Particle Control Wifi
  Last week we looked into using the Particle Photon to connect to our RFID badge and LCD system using an Arduino to control an IoT device. But what about the other way around? This article we will discuss using an IoT device to control an Arduino. Level Shifters To do this we will be expanding on the 5V to 3.3V level shifter we made in the Photon RFID article and also create a 3.3v to 5.5V level shifter. Instead of using the Digital I/O pins and sending pin state data we will ...

Web Enabled Dryer Monitor for the Raspberry Pi

I was lying in bed sick over the weekend, contentedly watching old Firefly episodes, when something horrible happened. I remembered that I had a load of clothes in the dryer and I was going to have to get up, walk across my apartment like a caveman and use my own eyeballs to check if the dryer was done. After that ordeal I vowed to come up with a way to make sure I never had to go through that again. Fortunately Kookye recently sent us their Raspberry Pi IoT Starter Kit which has all sorts of ea...

Turning your Ardunio Project into an IoT device using Particle Photon

After reviewing the Particle Photon, I wanted to go back to one of our tutorials and add some IoT (Internet of Things) functionality using the Photon. In this tutorial I'll walk through how to have the Particle Photon email you by adding this capability to our RFID Badge Scanner with LCD tutorial. If you have not seen the RFID Badge Scanner with LCD tutorial, the first thing you will need to do is visit this article and get setup...

Review: Getting Started with the Particle Photon

Particle, Photon, Arduino, Review, IoT
Today we will be reviewing the Particle Photon. Particle introduced the Spark Core on Kickstarter in 2013 as an internet enabled micro controller that you could program over wifi. Since then they have moved to general production with the Photon. On the surface the Photon is like an Arduino integrated with a Wifi module. This allows the device to interface with the Internet of Things(IoT). It also has some pretty cool features that might make your next project simpler. Follow along as we open...