Steven Jones
A blog of electronics and programming

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Planning the next project

I really need to start planning projects a little better, and actually go for a swim rather than just dipping a toe in the water. Specifically, I want to have a go at making something IoT-y. I really like monitori…


Microsoft band

Just got a Microsoft band fitness tracker/smartwatch thinger. Doesn't feel totally awful on my wrist, but does feel weird to have something on there. Currently I'm opting for wearing it on the inside of my left wrist…


Spot counting - Recieving

Here's my simple code that I've written to a JeeLink, that will be connected to the Raspberry Pi, and then be on a network with internet access. #include <JeeLib.h> // boilerplate for low-power waiting IS…


PiJs

I wanted a simple way to write a program on the RaspberryPi, and as I'm dealing with event based data, a natural choice is something like NodeJS. NodeJS is great, but programming the RPi can be a bit of a pain, you h…


Spot counting - Broadcasting

I have my sampling program, which I've cleaned up to give: bool sampleMeterState(int irledpin, int photopin) { // Spin up the IR led. digitalWrite(irledpin, true); // Wait a brief moment. delay(1)…


Spot counting - JeeNode prototype

Right, so to get my gas meter monitoring project going, I'm going to start by writing a program to pop on a JeeNode that can count spots. I think the program needs to: Be designed for low power use - it migh…