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Analyze the Astro Pi Space Data in Your Web Browser

Introduction On December 9, 2015, two augmented Raspberry Pi single-board computers (aka the Astro Pis) were delivered to the International Space Station (ISS) via the Cygnus spacecraft. Part of British ESA Astronaut Tim Peake’s mission was to run experiments devised by the winners of the Astro Pi school-age student competition in the UK. The Raspberry … Continue reading Analyze the Astro Pi Space Data in Your Web Browser

DIY: Remotely Monitor Your Aging Loved One (SmartThings + Initial State)

Introduction Over 95% of people age 75 and older have no desire to live anywhere but their own home and remain independent. If you have an aging loved one, chances of you convincing them otherwise are very slim. You cannot be with them all of the time, and not knowing what is currently happening or … Continue reading DIY: Remotely Monitor Your Aging Loved One (SmartThings + Initial State)

Flowthings + Initial State = Awesome

The other day, I had an opportunity to build a project leveraging the power of streaming data manipulation in a fantastic platform called Flowthings (flowthings.io) and the amazing real-time visualization power we’ve all come to know and love at Initial State. The goal was simple: I’ve got a couple smart devices that are sending data … Continue reading Flowthings + Initial State = Awesome

Tutorial: SmartThings, meet Initial State

A couple days ago we released a new integration feature between SmartThings and Initial State. With this new integration, we’ve made it super simple for users with a SmartThings hub and connected devices to stream all of the events that the SmartThings device network generates to Initial State’s visualizations. The result is a completely code-free, simple process that … Continue reading Tutorial: SmartThings, meet Initial State

Tutorial: Your Sensors and Single-Board Computers Speak Emoji 😎

  Emojis – those wonderful, wordless forms of communication have quickly spread to nearly every aspect of our digital vocabulary. A single emoji can provide context and invoke emotion more efficiently than even the most carefully selected words. In a world filled with lifeless messaging, emojis give us a fun, convenient means to insert our personality into … Continue reading Tutorial: Your Sensors and Single-Board Computers Speak Emoji 😎