Questions tagged [sustainability]

For questions concerning sustainable use and design of IoT devices, life-cycle management and other environmental considerations.

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Where can I harvest energy in my home to power my wireless sensors?

I was reading this article, "Five Building Blocks of Self-Powered Wireless Sensor Nodes" (shared on IoT Meta) about energy harvesting in IoT. It lists a couple of harvestable energy sources ...
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Are there any initiatives to prevent IoT obsolescence?

I've been reluctant to invest in many IoT devices, especially externally managed/subscription based devices because of issues having to deal with the closure of management services due to issues like ...
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Reusing / recycling a Petzi Treat Camera?

A few years ago I helped crowdfund a Petzi Treat Camera to feed my pet. Due to a broadcast pushed firmware update that I missed, it was rendered unusable. Thankfully, they did however send me a ...