Category Archives: Use Case

PubNub Live Twitter Dashboard (feat. President Trump)

We live in the age of social media. Approximately 6,000 tweets are tweeted every second! It’s no wonder that social media has begun to affect more than how many cat videos you watch a day. In the same way that the debut of the home television affected the 1960 U.S. Presidential election, social media has … Continue reading PubNub Live Twitter Dashboard (feat. President Trump)

Creating a live RSVP Dashboard using IFTTT and Google Sheets

Sometimes I just really want to hack stuff together, especially when I’m doing something and just know there has to be a better (often more difficult, but ultimately rewarding) way. So maybe that’s why, instead of working on the hundred-and-one things I need to do before my upcoming wedding, I decided to create a live … Continue reading Creating a live RSVP Dashboard using IFTTT and Google Sheets

Initial State Library for Electric Imp

Electric Imp is a cool combination of hardware and software that makes it easy to connect physical products to the internet for remote updating, data capture, and more. There are several code libraries available to the Electric Imp for more integration opportunities, and now Initial State is one of them! Send data directly from your Electric Imp-controlled … Continue reading Initial State Library for Electric Imp

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

Raspberry Pi Project: Wireless Pool Temperature Sensor

In our SBC Project series, we feature unique and interesting single-board computer (SBC) projects from the maker community. If you’d like to share your Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone Black, or other SBC project with thousands of other makers, complete our short form and we’ll get in touch! In this post, we’ll meet Mike, a Maryland-based Raspberry Pi enthusiast who … Continue reading Raspberry Pi Project: Wireless Pool Temperature Sensor

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: Beer/Wine Fridge of Awesomeness

How do you take a perfectly good beer or wine fridge and make it awesome? A good start is to have your refrigerator tell you how many bottles are in it, when the door is open or closed, and the temperature inside your fridge. What is even better is to have that information available to … Continue reading Tutorial: Beer/Wine Fridge of Awesomeness

Using Initial State to Build a Quantified Coffee Machine

We like to feature unique and interesting applications of single-board computer (SBC) projects from the maker community, and how that data is streamed and visualized within Initial State. If you’d like to share your Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone Black, or other SBC project with thousands of other makers, complete our short form and we’ll get in touch! Meet … Continue reading Using Initial State to Build a Quantified Coffee Machine