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Controlling Brushless Motors from Windows

Robotics development *Development for IOT *Development for Windows *Robotics IOT
Tutorial

In this video, we will look at how to connect brushless motors to a Windows computer via USB. We are going to connect a network of Servosila brushless motor controllers to the computer. The other option is CANbus interface, but we will look at CANbus in a dedicated video. A regular USB cable is used. Note that the USB cable is not used to power the controller and its motor.

The first brushless motor controller in network appears to Windows as a Virtual COM port. Once connected via USB, it can be found in a general list of devices in the Window's "Settings" window. Up to 16 controllers can be connected this way via a single USB cable to the same control computer or a PLC. If one of the interconnected brushless motor controllers is connected to a computer via USB, then that particular controller becomes a USB-to-CANbus gateway for the rest of the network.

If your computer happens to have more that one serial port, you may wish to check a COM port's number assigned by Windows to the controller. Then, you pick this COM port in a drop down menu in the Servoscope software, and click Connect. If the COM port is not listed in the drop-down menu, click the Refresh button. If everything is good, the controller appears in a list of devices. Double-click to open up a control and configuration window.

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Total votes 5: ↑3 and ↓2 +1
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Controlling Brushless Motors using Raspberry PI

Robotics development *Development for IOT *Development for Raspberry Pi *Robotics IOT
Tutorial

In this video tutorial, we will control a pair of brushless motors from a Raspberry PI computer. We will use one of the computer's USB ports to connect a network of brushless motor controllers. We will power the computer, the controllers, and the brushless motors using a single battery, similar to a autonomous vehicle design.

The first motor is an outrunner type, a kind of what you would use for a vehicle propulsion. The bigger motor comes with a quadrature encoder which means it can be used as a powerful servo.

I made a cable to power my set up. On one end, the cable has a socket for plugging the battery. The cable splits into a two parallel parts to power the controllers, and the Raspberry PI. The bottom part of the cable further splits to power a pair of brushless motor controllers.
By the way, the controllers need 7 to 60 Volts DC. I put proper connectors at the ends of the cable, so that I could just plug it into the controllers.

Servosila brushless motor controllers come in rectangular or circular form factors. The controllers have USB and CANbus ports for connecting to control computers such as Raspberry PI.

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Top 7 Technology Trends to Look out for in 2021

Information Security *Network technologies *Research and forecasts in IT Artificial Intelligence IOT
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Technology is as adaptable and compatible as mankind; it finds its way through problems and situations. 2020 was one such package of uncertain events that forced businesses to adapt to digital transformation, even to an extent where many companies started to consider the remote work culture to be a beneficiary long-term model. Technological advancements like Hyper automation, AI Security, and Distributed cloud showed how any people-centric idea could rule the digital era. The past year clearly showed the boundless possibilities through which technology can survive or reinvent itself. With all those learnings let's deep-dive and focus on some of the top technology trends to watch out for in 2021.

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How to save energy with BARY: Smart Home

BARY.io corporate blog Energy and batteries Smart House IOT DIY
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Well, every modern person has at least once wondered: for how much longer can you pay such huge utility bills?! I am no exception. Electricity, gas, heating, water, rent, elevator, removal of solid waste, etc. etc.

One of the reasons (far from the last) of creating the BARY application was the ability to collect statistics, analyze and reduce energy consumption. Europe has long passed into the regime of total economy; I think this fate will not bypass us. Therefore, to prepare for this in advance definitely will not be superfluous.

I now propose that we examine how we managed to optimize the cost of electricity along with BARY: Smart Home.
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How to make your home ‘smart’ without going crazy

BARY.io corporate blog Programming microcontrollers *Smart House IOT DIY
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Smart furniture, which keeps your house in order, is a must for almost any futuristic set. In fact, an auto-regulating climate, automatic lights and voice control over household devices — all this can be done and configured now. But it will take a little experience, basic knowledge of technology and sometimes programming, as well as a whole sea of ​​fantasy. In my case, I did in the way that just fantasy will be enough, but first things first…
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IIoT platform databases – How Mail.ru Cloud Solutions deals with petabytes of data coming from a multitude of devices

Mail.ru Group corporate blog Database Administration *Data storage *IOT Tarantool *


Hello, my name is Andrey Sergeyev and I work as a Head of IoT Solution Development at Mail.ru Cloud Solutions. We all know there is no such thing as a universal database. Especially when the task is to build an IoT platform that would be capable of processing millions of events from various sensors in near real-time.

Our product Mail.ru IoT Platform started as a Tarantool-based prototype. I’m going to tell you about our journey, the problems we faced and the solutions we found. I will also show you a current architecture for the modern Industrial Internet of Things platform. In this article we will look into:

  • our requirements for the database, universal solutions, and the CAP theorem
  • whether the database + application server in one approach is a silver bullet
  • the evolution of the platform and the databases used in it
  • the number of Tarantools we use and how we came to this
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Top 10 IoT Healthcare Solution Providers You Can Trust in 2020

Development for IOT *IOT
The role of IoT in the healthcare industry has been transformed by top IoT healthcare solution providers. IoT healthcare companies have created a path for new innovation, smarter systems and digital healthcare solutions.

As stated by the Market Insights Reports,The global IoT in healthcare market was valued at $55.5 billion in 2019.The report also suggested that the market would grow at a CAGR of over 25% during the forecast period of 2019 to 2026. Moreover, with the current global pandemic of COVID-19, top healthcare IoT companies are vying opportunities to further this growth and invent newer IoT healthcare solutions.

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In this article, we take a look at the top 10 IoT healthcare solution providers. These top healthcare IoT companies endorse smart healthcare solutions such as remote patient monitoring systems, IoT healthcare apps and other digital healthcare solutions. These inventions attain an exceptional opportunity to improve the quality of treatments, which eventually will improve the health of the patients.

So, here are the new-age innovators of the healthcare industry – The Top 10 IoT Healthcare Companies:


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Announcing Universal Print: a cloud-based print solution

Microsoft corporate blog Microsoft Azure Development for Windows *Cloud services IOT
Commercial and educational customers moving to the cloud with Microsoft 365 have long needed a simple, easy print experience for their employees. Today we are happy to announce a private preview of Universal Print, a Microsoft cloud-based print infrastructure that will enable a simple, rich and secure print experience for users and help reduce time and effort for IT.

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Total votes 2: ↑2 and ↓0 +2
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The Flight with a Dosimeter in the Pocket

Gadgets IOT Wearable electronics Medical gadgets Health
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The developer of personal dosimeters presented me with an interesting gift at one of Skolovo conferences in early 2011. It was a funny DO-RA gadget made in the form of an Easter egg and packed in a large cardboard box like a smartphone. Apparently, its designers new that their boss Viktor Vekselberg, chairman of the Skolkovo Foundation, was fond of Faberge eggs. They made a plastic copy of the famous Easter gift of the Russian Imperial Court.

I found a dusty box with the DO-RA gadget just before a business trip to the United Arab Emirates. The device had no battery and was connected to Apple smartphones via a standard audio jack. It is worth noting that, starting with the 7th iPhone model, the Apple Inc. no longer releases smartphones with an audio jack considering it an anachronism. However, the abandonment of the quite utilitarian interface such as audio jack coincided with the release of expensive Airpod earphones. Well, it's their business to earn money on all sorts of restrictions.
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AHURATUS Smart Home Voice Assistant

Development for IOT *Computer hardware IOT
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N|Solid


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AHURATUS Smart Home Voice Assistant


Developed by Ehsan Shaghaei
Innopolis University
AHURATUS Scientific Club.

STM32F103ZET6 UNIVERSAL BOARD


Introduction


AHURATUS Smart Home Voice Assistant is an IOT device developed in order to control other home devices by voice detection. Note: This device is made ONLY for academic purposes.


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Description


"AHURATUS Smart Home Voice Assistant" uses an ARM Cortex-M3 process for running the instructions as well as several peripheral devices in order to decrease the complexity of data bus and RF-Circuit calculations.


Bill of Materials


# Component Name Role Technical Document links
1 STM32F103ZET6 Process and Control Datasheet
2 HC-05 Bluetooth Module Bluetooth Radio Connection Datasheet
3 220-5V AC-DC Adapter Powering the circuit Datasheet
4 LED or Mosfets or Relays To System Output Datasheet
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How we created IoT system for managing solar energy usage

System Analysis and Design *IT Infrastructure *Big Data *Smart House IOT

If you have no idea about the development architecture and mechanical/electrical design behind IoT solutions, they could seem like "having seemingly supernatural qualities or powers". For example, if you show a working IoT system to 18th century people, they'd think it's magic.This article is sort of busting such myth. Or, to put it more technically, about hints for fine-tuning the IoT development for an awesome project in solar energy management area.

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Total votes 9: ↑7 and ↓2 +5
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Internet of Things (IoT) is going to Change the World. Future of IoT

Machine learning *Development for IOT *Software Artificial Intelligence IOT
For the past two years, there’s been a lot of buzzing about the Internet of Things (IoT). This has to lead to the rapid selection of connected devices over industries and is determined to pass the 11 billion mark by the end of the year. Major Companies including IoT software development as their major services.

All these “things” are now creating their things, namely, lots and lots of data. This data will be at the core of commercial and industrial digital transformation (which is essentially the underlying force behind the fourth industrial revolution).

In other words, life as we know it is about to change forever! How is it going to change? Let’s take a look.

1. AI (Artifical Intelligence) can Effectively Manage Oceans of information

We can’t talk about IoT without AI as the latter has the power to make IoT a whole lot smarter and more efficient.

In fact, consultants believe that AI is the brains behind IoT systems that may facilitate build them run power tool.

For example, as more and more connected devices start communicating with each other, enterprises will need to leverage deep learning, image recognition, natural language processes, and neural-network driven decisions to help them understand each other (and us humans) better.

So far, we can say that IoT has felt like an isolated experience where it was just about simple data. Going forward, businesses will strive to achieve highly integrated experiences by using AI to better understand their employees, customers, and the general public living in smart cities.
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SCADA visualization for IoT projects [Free Library]

C++ *Qt *IOT
There’s a lot of IoT SCADA solutions for factories and other manufacturing needs. Yet, there are cases (and quite a lot), when you need to develop your own SCADA system to cover specific needs of your project.

Original article — IoT dashboard library: visualize SCADA at a snap [Free IoT library]

We often use awesome Qt framework for implementing complex IoT solutions. For a bunch SCADA and SCADA-like projects, we came across the need for quick tool for developing device dashboards. That’s why we developed super lightweight unofficial Qt library. The library is open source, customizable, and free to use under MIT license. We also share a small set of developed widgets.
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Setting up network sales channels for DO-RA gadgets

Amazon Web Services *Internet marketing Gadgets IOT Medical gadgets
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Introduction


In early March 2019, Intersoft Eurasia team completed work on a test batch of DO-RA gadgets — personal, cross-platform dosimeters-radiometers to monitor the radiation situation at the measurement site, compatible with iOS and Android smartphones and tablets.

By buying such a device, the user receives the following: reliable electronics which have undergone radiation testing in the factory laboratory, stylish colored case in the spirit of Malevich ;) for every taste, gift packaging, color insert instructions in Russian and English, special USB charging cable, a free updateable DO-RA.Pro application from the App Store and Google Play.

The next step in our project implementation is to find the best sales channels for Made in Russia products in the challenging environment of stagnant purchasing power.
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DO-RA: Preparing for Industrial Production

Start-up development Gadgets IOT Wearable electronics Medical gadgets
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1. Transporting prototypes

The idea of the DO-RA project originated in March 2011 after a nuclear disaster on the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. This gadget was conceived as a personal dosimeter/radiometer working with eponymous software (DO-RA.Soft) on mobile platforms (iOS, Android, WP) as well as on desktop platforms—Windows/Linux/MacOS.

At the end of 2017, a tourist from China brought in his backpack ten long-awaited prototypes from the DO-RA.Q test batch. They were manufactured in China based on our design documents and then transported from Shenzhen to Moscow. By the way, the development of design documents was assigned to the largest Design Centre in Eastern Europe—the PROMWAD company. The documents were clear and plain—prepared in IPC format and written in proper English—to enable the automated production of electronic devices in a foreign country.
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7 Interesting startups in IoT

IOT
The “winner takes all” principle seems to be less relevant to a startup business model than to a corporate business. Why so? The thing is that a cumulative advantage inherent in a contemporary globalized economy when the bigger you are the more chances you have for a further growth works beyond poorly regulated environments to which startups belong. The startup phenomenon in general and the IoT startups in particular are too immature in terms of a business-model history. In contrast to corporations, startups feel good in a Black-Swan-friendly uncertainty of emerging innovations. They operate in risky fields, they gamble oftentimes. But an immense focus on their own topics is what helps them survive. Indeed, dedication is an antidote to risks.

Originally article was posted here — 5 IoT startups in Logistic
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Microsoft expands Azure IP Advantage Program with new IP benefits for Azure IoT innovators and startups

Microsoft corporate blog Microsoft Azure Start-up development IOT

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At Microsoft, we’re investing in helping our customers as they move to the cloud. We see an opportunity to help support companies in this changing environment by bringing our security, privacy, compliance and intellectual property assets and expertise to bear in order to help them be more successful. We’re excited to now take an additional step that expands innovation protections.

Today, we are pleased to announce the expansion of the Microsoft Azure IP Advantage program to include new benefits for Azure IoT innovators and startups. We first announced Azure IP Advantage in February 2017, to provide comprehensive protection against intellectual property (IP) risks for our cloud customers. A trend we saw at the time – and one that continues today – is a growing risk to cloud innovation from patent lawsuits. Last year, we joined the Open Invention Network (OIN) and the License on Transfer (LOT) Network to help address patent assertion risk for our customers and partners.


This article in our blog.
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