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How can I control my TV from my computer?

You can do this a little easier (missing out the hardware building) by using something like a RedRat USB Ir blaster (http://www.redrat.co.uk/products/). They also do network attached versions that you ...
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How can I control my TV from my computer?

It depends on you skills and what exactly do you want to achieve. First of all it's wondering if you want a UI or a terminal-like script. If you want a UI, and know Python, I'd go with QT or TK to ...
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Drawing parallels between building an IoT system and building a PC?

The generics first Some of the candidates only talk about what they learned from building PCs Coming from PCs is not a problem, but, candidate should understand that an IoT device/product/...
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Web admin panel for embedded Linux IoT devices

This mostly depends on how much resources your embedded device has. For example, on ESP8266 devices your options are limited to your own application and C (possibly Lua) programming. There are no ...
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Web admin panel for embedded Linux IoT devices

Many of these are already based on a script-extensible free program, for example LuCI which is a packaged option in distributions of OpenWRT and perhaps other Linuxes intended for routers. OpenWRT ...
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What are the boot requirements for an IoT device for the automotive industry?

Yes, there are standards, they are called Automotive safety standards, you can start with ISO26262. Regarding the boot time, this is usually a requirement of the car manufacturer. However this can be ...
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Creating an HTTP GET polling service on a Raspberry Pi Client

I found a good base solution for what @Chris Stratton refers to a kept alive TCP connection: import socket # Set up a TCP/IP socket s = socket.socket(socket.AF_INET,socket.SOCK_STREAM) # Connect as ...
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How can I control my TV from my computer?

There are generally 2 ways to control TVs: IR RS-232 Newer TVs might have Ethernet or Wi-Fi connections available, and also some level of support for CEC. You might be able to control them over the ...
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What do ACK, SB, SF, LG, RES mean in Sigfox network?

Unfortunately this is not a complete answer, I will update it if I get more information. As for now, based on the Sigfox AT command descriptions. AT$SB=bit[.bit] Send a Bit Status (0 or 1). ...
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Does Node-Red support multi-request flows (i.e. sessions)?

Short answer is yes, at least according this feature request: Define convention for 'stateful' sessions #63 This request is closed with a commit stating that a web socket node is added, which is ...
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Seeking an idea for an IoT project to keep me occupied

This is a very wide question, but here is something I plan to do in my future house: make it smarter. Bonus for you, this may be a never-ending process: what about a smart temperature management? You ...
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IoT device (siren) with RESTful APIs

I don't think there are many off-the-shelf configurable end products (maybe a Kickstarter idea). The only one I found so far was Hexiware and I have no idea how complete that is. Cost wise, I think ...
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IoT device (siren) with RESTful APIs

If you want an off-the-shelf solution, you might want to consider the D-Link Wi-Fi Siren. It is currently available for $49.99, and has six different siren sounds. It connects directly to a Wi-Fi ...
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IoT device (siren) with RESTful APIs

The device you can use is: Raspberry Pi, it will cost you around $30 like you want for your budget. The best thing with Raspberry Pi is you can install Ubuntu / Debian flavours of Linux on it and ...
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Seeking an idea for an IoT project to keep me occupied

Another approach is to buy the components and make them run,and then you decide what do to with the them. Surely you will come up with ideas while developing You can start with one of the adfruits ...
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Drawing parallels between building an IoT system and building a PC?

Stage 1: PC side peripherals, specially input devices like mouse, scanner, keyboard are equivalents to sensors. Relevant is the correct pins, correct protocols and signal forms etc. Stage 2: Bus ...
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Which tools/frameworks do you use to configure an array of SBCs

There are several ways that you can create a modified distro, and the best approach will depend on your environment and how you anticipate that evolving over time. Yocto is good if you need to apply ...
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Which tools/frameworks do you use to configure an array of SBCs

One of the choices for creating Embedded Linux distributions is Yocto. Yocto is open source collaboration project that provides templates, tools and methods to help you create custom Linux-based ...
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Creating an HTTP GET polling service on a Raspberry Pi Client

Maybe the following links can help you: Basic client example: https://docs.python.org/2/library/asyncore.html#asyncore-example-basic-http-client Basic echo server example: https://docs.python.org/2/...
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What are the boot requirements for an IoT device for the automotive industry?

The IoT devices are normally non real-time machines. These devices will be connected to the controllers and readers to collect data. And would help with the best route while driving. or control the ...
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How to prevent a nest thermostat from auto updating its firmware

I just used Stringify to up the house temperature one hour before I get home every day. Works good.
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Does Node-Red support multi-request flows (i.e. sessions)?

The answer is no and yes. Flows in node-red are pretty static, there is no notion of instantiating a flow when the first requests comes in such that you might have an instance of a flow per request. ...
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Monitoring tools for IoT systems

I can only speak to AWS' IoT platform. It is certainly reliable and provides a lot of functionality. However there is a significant learning curve, especially if the user has never worked with AWS ...
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How to pair the Xiaomi Smartmi Electric Heater 1S with the Mi Home app through WiFi

I have had the same issue. I tried VPN and DNS, but could not make it working. I have had the information from another website, you have to uninstall Xiaomi Home (probably rev 6...) and install old ...
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Control Raspberry Pi depending on Wifi-Users

I got it working! It was pretty easy when you got the right idea. I use the IP's of the phones. I configured them to be static in my network. Then, I wrote a little Python script that pings both IP-...
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