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Digital multimeter product on the Internet and Integration of Camera electronics

Digital multimeter Will it be useful to have camera electronics integration in Digital multimeter product as well as have DMM product on the Internet or "WWW"?
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how can I find Java Card products?

I am searching for hardware to help me get started with passive NFC Java Card 3.2 technology. I can't find badges or tags or any kind of NFC product that advertises running Java Card 3.2. I couldn't ...
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How to Achieve Max Speed Transactions ( Transfers ) between Lora Packet Forwarder to Remote Server

I have a Lorawan devices that works as witnesser and beaconer. Simply it gets the Signal-Data from other same type of Lorawan devices. There is a Packet Forwarder software on that device OS and it ...
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Using LoRa-RSSI to Estimate Distance in Outdoor Setting

Thanks here, I've tried to optimize the LoRa setup to ensure accurate or acceptable RSSI measurements and for distance estimation between multiple nodes and a master in an outdoor environment using ...
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Which microcontroller should I select for my project idea?

I am an IT engineer but always wanted to learn electronics and IoT. I have a project idea in mind for which I am unsure which MCU should I use. I have previously used Arduino, ESP8266, and ESP32 for ...
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Matter node behavior in Matter protocol

What is the difference between MQTT and Matter protocol? Can I send Matter message between two different networks if Matter devices using link-local address?
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How to use DIY keyboard connected to spi (gpio) of single board computer

I want to build a diy keyboard which connect to the spi interface of the gpio header of the orange pi 5 (ubuntu/linux). So far I have some sketches of the keyboard, the schematic is in progress. The ...
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How can I make my dumb TV bed lift smart?

I'm an experienced developer who is looking to make the foray into IoT hardware. I have written applications in C and C++ in the past and I'm currently interested in Rust. I have little to no ...
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UDP communication with XBee Wi-Fi S6B

I am an absolute newbie when coming to using these modules. I am trying to setup a basic UDP connection between my XBee S6B (UDP Client) to my computer (UDP Server). I have added my codes below. The ...
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How to count people in a given area without using phone traffic data?

DESCRIPTION: I am working on a project to find out how many people are in a given region. Basically I want to make a heatmap showing how people move in a specific day throughout 24h. In order to do so,...
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Controlling Google Assitant compatible devices via HTTP/MQTT

I would like to control an IoT device that is compatible with Google Assistant/Alexa/Smart Life locally within my network using some open API over HTTP/MQTT. Is this even possible or is the only way ...
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Why can't I update my Ember mug's firmware?

My Ember mug has a firmware update available, but when I try to update it the process fails at 50% during a reconnection step. How do I make sure the update is able to finish?
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Remotely controlled alarm

I would like to find, or if necessary, create a device that can be set to go off with a chime or alarm of some sort at certain times throughout the day. If that was all that was required, then no ...
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Help selecting a microcontroler

I need you help, currently I`m searching for a microcontroller That supports ultra power mode. Has bluettoth support. Can be waked up by a wireless interruption. The microcontroller must be powered ...
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How secure connection between modem and microchip

My board has a separate Quectel MC66 modem and STM32 microchip. The communication between modem and microchip is AT Commands. If a hacker connected a wire between modem and microchip, he could have ...
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Does iPhone 11 device contain multiple UWB receivers?

Does iPhone 11 device contain multiple UWB receivers? Angle of Arrival (AoA) is often required for many applications for UWB enabled devices. I wonder if modern UWB enabled devices i.e. iPhone 11 ...
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Can IoT devices share their own capability/resources with another device?

Hello IoT Stack community ! I am sort of a beginner at IoT and looking for some guidance and help I am struggling to wrap my head around the following concept; Is it possible for IoT Device to share ...
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TFT screen shield worked and quickly quit

I bought an Arduino Uno board and the Elegoo 2.8" TFT Shield. I plugged them together. It just worked. Examples from Elegoo including graphicstest and displaystring worked great. Then I tried ...
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Can a device like chromecast degrade over time?

I'm having trouble connecting to my chromecast in any apps. Sometimes it works fine and sometimes it just won't work. I can see that it is connected to my WiFi network and I've read the very helpful ...
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Standalone NFC/RFID with WiFi/ethernet network connection

I spent many hours looking for a device for my iot project. So far, everything I find does not meet my expectations. I prepared two prototypes - one based on rpi zero and one based on esp32, but I ...
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Mains circuit phase balancing relay?

I am looking for a device, like a special relay that would allow me to dynamically switch/move some of my home appliances between the 3 phases that I have on my mains circuit. Is this possible? The ...
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Are there still any cheap hardware solutions to providing IoT devices with cellular connection with the shutdown of 2g networks

I am currently attempting to design a small custom PCB based IoT business cards that communicate over a cellular network for the purpose of impressing employers. Since I will literally be giving these ...
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Non-locally Electrically Programmable Logic Gates - Technological Advances Progress

Preface: I’d like to clarify that I understand what a relay is and that a PLC uses a fairly conventional microprocessor that only digitally establishes logical logic gate configuration as a digitally ...
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IOT prototyping

I am having a difficult time figuring out how to prototype in the IOT realm. This mainly stems from the accessibility of components and modules; and the size of them. Here is what I have done so far. ...
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Looking for thermostat with web interface, MQTT capability, not dependant on cell phone apps

Does anyone make a thermostat with (ideally wired ethernet) or wifi network connectivity where the device has a web gui interface that can be accessed and programmed with a browser (ie not dependent ...
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Guidance for a data logger and radio

I've currently been working with a consultant, whom recommended we utilize an architecture that is based off the Microchip ATMELAVR 8 bit Arduino framework. The board is called a Mayfly, picture ...
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mail in box detector

I would like to monitor my physical mailbox so I can know when something is inserted in it. The reason is this was an abandonned mailbox for years so people are used to put the junk mails in it (...
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How to control an ESP8266 via the Wi-Fi?

Summary I would like to build (ideally based on ESPHome) a device with a buzzer I can trigger remotely via the network. Context I have several systems built around my home automation system: Home ...
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Control Raspberry Pi depending on Wifi-Users

I am creating a "digital dashboard", consisting of a TV and a Raspberry Pi 3B+. The TV just shows calendar, time, weather, etc.. In the tutorial I am following for that, the creator uses a ...
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How to use the new tools to do development on my ancient Fez Hydra

I dug out my ancient mainboard Fez Hydra and am trying to use to do my hobby project. Upon reading the instruction, I found that it requires to install VS 2013. I have VS 2019 installed already and I ...
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Identify the ancient IOT hardware model and find out its driver

Found from the bottom of my gadget box, I am trying to use this board for my hobby project, but I cannot even remember what model it is. Could anyone help please to identify the model of this board? ...
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Reading from sound sensors or gateways with high level languages

I was asked to implement a system for collecting data from a sound sensor. I have no idea where to start so I'm asking for some guidelines since IoT is completely new to me. The place where the data ...
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ESP32 always high pins screwing analog measure

TL;DR When trying to use some pins of my ESP32 to read analog signals, it turns out those pins have a non-zero voltage, messing up the measurements. Why? I got myself an Olimex ESP32-POE-ISO (see ...
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Bluetooth Input Hub

I am wondering if anyone knows about some existing 'off the shelf" hardware options where some device could connect to this Bluetooth "Input Hub" where this hub can have inputs plugged into it and any ...
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Search for a device that uses a mobile sim and that acts on a relay by ringing the sim

I am looking for a device that has an internet connection via a mobile sim. It allows owners of enabled telephone numbers to switch a relay by ringing the device sim. The system will be used to allow ...
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How to program my own smart home with raspberrypi 3? [closed]

Hello smart home enthousiasts, I'm a software engineering student and I want to start a new project for myself. I really like smart home stuff, but I don't want anything to do with google or amazon. ...
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Seeking a board (STM32?) for Ada coding - are you experienced? [closed]

I am looking for a board, and think that I need someone to say that they have used it, rather than googling for it. In the immortal words of Jimi "are you experienced?" I would like to program in Ada,...
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How to keep users from breaking buttons [closed]

Simple problem, if I have a large button a user can put their hand on then I'm afraid they can put too much force and break the electrical button underneath. If I make the external button bottom out ...
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Why does the ARM architecture dominate the IoT market? [closed]

I would like to understand why we use ARM for routers, cell phones, cameras, refrigerators, smart TVs, and everything, instead of using any other architecture like x86. What are the advantages of ...
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WLAN Hotspot Internet sharing possibilities?

I figure this is the best place to ask. Many IOT devices need to be connected to a network, and sometimes require Internet access, but not 100% of the time. Usually it's fine to just connect them to ...
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Devices suited for Industrial IoT

I was wondering which devices are used in IIoT applications. Are devices like ESP8266, ESP32, etc. (or other used in makers world) reliable for use on industrial/critical environments? If other parts ...
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DIY smart button to trigger phone app

I am planning on making a button that is when pressed sets an alarm on my phone. I am planning on making an app that is creating the actual alarm, the app just have to be triggered by the hardware ...
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out-of-the-box sensor nodes ready for deployment [closed]

I am on the lookout for sensor-nodes that do not require any DIY or sensor interfacing. Purpose This is because, at times one might just want to setup an IoT Network without having to program or ...
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Is static IP needed if using VPN to connect to IoT devices?

I have an IoT solution that I need to connect to from remote. I don't have access to open ports nor set static IPs on-site where the IoT devices will be hosted so I was looking for other solutions. ...
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Rogue Start-Up of Robot sweeper

I have an Xiaomi Mi robot sweeper and at 7:00:40pm each day it is being started up by a rogue internet message. I saved the active IP table from the DD-WRT router firmware immediately before and ...
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Entropy depletion in /dev/random on Beaglebone

I have a Beagleblone Black with an ARMv7 SoC. /proc/cpuinfo says the hardware is Generic AM33XX. It is running Debian and the 4.1.15-ti-rt-r40 kernel. I run a lot of stress tests as part of my ...
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How to use dedicated cryptochips

I have a chip that needs to send arbitrary data to a server that I do not control. We're using mbed TLS at the moment, however the binary is quite large. So, we introduced a dedicated cryptographic ...
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Choosing a microcontroller for IoT project

I'm currently working on an IoT project. The principle is to have a box that could connect to a phone over Bluetooth on some NFC contact. After the phone and the box will communicate messages over ...
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Sonoff basic- GPIO’s

As far as I found documented- there are GPIOS 0, 12, 13, 14 on a basic Sonoff. Does anyone know if Tx/Rx are free to use after uploading my code, as GPIO’s ?
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ESP32: no signal output on I2C bus [closed]

I have an ESP-WROOM-32 (I2C master) and an ATmega328p (I2C slave, address 0x03) assembled on a prototype PCB using external 6k8 pullups. I'm using the ESP's default I2C pins 21 (SDA) and 22 (SCL) as I ...
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