Thunderboard React Derby Car vehicle for IoT inspiration

Rory Dear, European Editor/Technical Contributor

You’re never too old to play with toy cars, especially one that combines a childhood passion with a current passion, and especially one that provides the joy of building it first! Having spent five minutes assembling and another five minutes playing testing, I wrenched myself back to the adult job at hand and the very [...] Continued...

Oil-leak detection begins with a Dell Edge Gateway for IoT
Dell’s Connect What Matters competition asked entrants to simply design an innovative IoT solution with real business impact. More importantly, depending on your perspective, the competition offers a chance to win one of 16 prizes worth $600,000.

Zinn: Reliance on a mobile device can be a scary addiction

Rich Nass, Embedded Computing Brand Director

Many of today’s CEO are considerably older than many of their employees. Is it different to relate to the younger generation? Particularly with the handsets that seem to be permanently attached to the younger folks’ hands, can an older person relate? That’s the question that Ray Zinn, the former longtime CEO of Micrel, and I [...] Continued...

Dell Embedded Box PCs improve IPC manufacturing

Jamie Leland, Content Assistant

Dell has entered the industrial PC (IPC) market with their Embedded Box PCs, aiming to address problems with quality, lead times, and cost in the IPC market by leveraging their resources as a tier 1 vendor to improve quality control and optimize config... Continued...

Advances in sensing, connectivity, and control fuel IIoT designs

Wiren Perera, ON Semiconductor

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) promises to deliver a step change in efficiency and a leap towards autonomy for industrial automation and other sectors, such as security and surveillance and building management. The prospect of self-monitoring, self-managing factories and manufacturing processes is no longer beyond the distant horizon. The ability to remotely identify, monitor, [...] Continued...

Five minutes with … Mark Shuttleworth, Founder of Ubuntu

Rich Nass, Embedded Computing Brand Director

Mark Shuttleworth is the founder of Ubuntu and he also leads product design at Canonical. So who better to discuss the use of open-source software, specifically its future? With so much software available, I asked Mark how you can ensure that the software you’ve chosen works, is bug-free, and is safe. [youtube=] Continued...

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Machine vision with the Raspberry Pi

Jeremy Cook, Engineering Consultant

If you’ve been living under a technological rock for the last few years, the Raspberry Pi is a single-board computer available for under $50. This device is capable of many computing tasks and, because of its low cost and small form factor, it’s popular in MakerPro projects for small robotics applications or even video game [...] Continued...

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