* Posts by back_ache

8 posts • joined 5 Nov 2010

Little devil: Electric Imp is an Internet of Things Wi-Fi PC-ON-AN-SD-CARD


Re: A solution looking for a problem

Powerline is gaining traction as a solution for IOT, it is now part of the electric car-charging standard so your car can sync using a fast connection when plugged in.


Re: Missing the point

"Devices are expensive because the design and certification costs for mains-voltage equipment are significant"

So is wifi certification and thats the point,

*the existing microcontroller in the appliance has already gone mains and whatever else certification

*the imp has gone through the wifi certification

You just leave each device to its speciality and interconnect them using a spare port on appliance microcontroller, if you worried about the imp touching the electrics you just use an "opto-isolator" for the interconnect which is a very old and proven technology.


Re: Missing the point @Andy 73

The problem with hue, zigbee, z-wave et all is the cost of that gateway, the cheapest half-decent z-wave gateway for example is 130 quid, which is a 100 more than the cost of one of thier basic devices!

That'd be okay if it was one protocol to rule them all but they are all doing their own thing.

At least with the imp no niche gateway is required.


Re: Looks fun...

There is a Windows version, I just used it on my Imp, it flashes the entire screen and makes you room look like a discoteque

Get your network ready for World IPv6 Day


On World IPv6, will the reg be taking their own advice?

Is the register going to be adding IPv6 to their network on that day or have they done it already?

Rescue mission begins for Hitchhiker's Real Guide


The Register should buy it

The humour would be a good fit at least

Who are the biggest electric car liars - the BBC, or Tesla Motors?

Black Helicopters

you missed the point

The controversy of the Tesla coverage of top-gear was the car *didn't* run out of power, top-gear just pretended it did.

Apparently, the Tesla guys drove the car back to London on the remaining charge.

'Hippy' energy kingpin's electric Noddy-car in epic FAIL


Video of Robert Llewellyn (Kryten from Red Dwarf) taking the car for a test drive



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