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How can I control my TV from my computer?

I have a TV as secondary PC monitor and console output, and I would like to build something to control it from the PC sources—turning on and off, volume and such. In short, a program to emulate my TV ...
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Wanted: open source communicating, self contained, IoT source code firmware

this question could be borderline off-topic here, but I dare asking it still here for academic purposes. If it is off-topic, send me an email to basile@starynkevitch.net mentioning the URL of this ...
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How to prevent a nest thermostat from auto updating its firmware

I am having a problem where my nest thermostat doesn’t pre-heat until someone is home because we are using the home/away assist feature that sets the heat level to an “eco” temperature when no one is ...
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MOXA Modbus with Raspberry Pi – Can't get slave to work

I have two Moxa modbuses that I have daisy-chained together, and then connected to my network's ethernet port. The modbuses are hooked up to a control board with LED lights for the coils and buttons ...
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Does Node-Red support multi-request flows (i.e. sessions)?

I gave Node-Red a short test-run this week. It is not clear to me whether it supports flows that encompass more than one request. Does Node-Red have a request-per-flow or a session-per-flow model? ...
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Running Philips Hue Entertainment with 3rd-party lightbulbs?

I bought this innr light bulb for my Hue system and it works just fine except for the fact that it isn't compatible with Hue Entertainment. As it turns out, no 3rd-party light bulbs are supported by ...
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What do ACK, SB, SF, LG, RES mean in Sigfox network?

I found these abbreviations in an official documentation and I don't know what they are stand for. Can you explain it to me please? I know that it is basic question.
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Creating an HTTP GET polling service on a Raspberry Pi Client

I have the following hardware: 3 x Particle Photons. Each serve as an HTTP Server 1 x Raspberry Pi 3 which will serve as an HTTP Client Upon requesting an HTTP GET to any of the the Photons, the API ...
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How long does it take to create an Alexa Skill? [closed]

Generally speaking, how long does it take to create an Alexa skill? Clearly "it depends", so let's assume someone has programming experience, and the thing to control has an easy to call API. On ...
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Drawing parallels between building an IoT system and building a PC? [closed]

I am reviewing potential candidates for IoT position. The position in a industrial factory setting requires the candidate to contribute to the 4 stages of an IoT infrastructure as defined in the ...
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Which tools/frameworks do you use to configure an array of SBCs

Use case: I have a lot of Utilite2 single board computers to configure On each device I installed Linaro (Ubuntu-based), booted from MicroSD card. Linaro is recommended OS for Utilite2 On each device ...
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What are the boot requirements for an IoT device for automotive industry? [closed]

Are there any specifications for a IoT device that's targeted for the automotive industry? I refer to a standard that puts constraints on boot and restart times for both the HW and SW? Let's say I ...
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Web admin panel for embedded Linux IoT devices

Devices like routers always have a web-based administrative interface that allows you to configure many aspects of the device from a web browser. Obviously, this is essentially a web server running on ...
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IoT device (siren) with RESTful APIs

I am fairly new to the IoT world, so I need help designing a system. Scenario: I have an application that sends messages to a Service Bus/ Message Queue in Azure. The messages can be classified into ...
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Seeking an idea for an IoT project to keep me occupied [closed]

I have been coding embedded systems for (*cough*) decades now. Mainly telecomms & satcomm, with some telemetry & SCADA. I can also produce Windows, Linux & browser based apps and have good ...