Alright, so the robot arm that me and Mark Laatikainen were building is finally finished. After a lot of… adjusting, we managed to finish the prototype successfully. There were some changes to the initial plan, so here’s a summary of our progress. Continue reading →
So we managed to finish our IoT-device, the weather lamp. Because we didn’t have a shade for the lamp we wrapped it up in toilet paper and put it in a plastic bag. Very professional.
Nonetheless the device works. It checks the temperature in Helsinki and changes its color depending on the results. We tested it with other cities too and it worked well. Continue reading →
I’m currently attending a course on making IOT-devices using Arduino Uno, a simple microcontroller board. The objective is very simple: create a functional embedded system that uses the internet in some manner, a.k.a make an IOT-device (IOT=Internet Of Things). As a complete beginner to programming, electronics and, well, the internet, this course has proven quite challenging to me. However, I’m lucky to have a helpful and patient teacher (Tero Karvinen) and many fellow students that are willing to assist. Continue reading →