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IoT Hack Day 2016

I created a BLE-MQTT bridge for the Hackday project, and showed a fun example of how it can be used for home automation.  The BLE modules were Silicon Labs BGM111.  The modules controlling the house were ESP8266 connected via MQTT.  Here’s the Project Page.              

IoTFuse 2016 presentation

IoTFuse 2016

Speaker at IoTFuse 2016 Conference in Minneapolis.  Presented live demos of Bluetooth pregnancy test and connected kitchen scale.

Bluetooth Pregnancy Test

Created a functional Bluetooth LE pregnancy test that shares test results on social media.  Here’s the project blog.              

IoTHackday 2015

IoT Hack Day 2015

Captained a team for the Twin Cities IoTHackday 2015.  We added wireless connectivity to a toddler toy to make it more educational, fun, and functional.  Our project placed 2nd in the competition. The electronics and wireless communication used Light Blue Bean and Photon.  We used Node-RED for the Bluetooth communications.  The backend game logic was […]

Physical Home Automation Interface

Physical Home Automation Interface

Created a more intuitive smart home interface, using Arduino, MQTT, and a bit of hacking on a commercial Wink hub using zigbee sensors and lights.  Full details here.  Featured on Hackaday.              

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Uber Home Automation

Created a wireless-to-MQTT gateway for HopeRF’s 915MHz wireless modules.  Made wireless sensor nodes that integrate into an awesome open source IoT platform called OpenHAB.  This project has been featured on Hackaday, Makezine, Life Hacker, and Dangerous Prototypes. Washer/Dryer Notifier, with water leak sensor Dog Bark Notifier Mailbox Notifier Dog Tracker Full details on build and […]

Watermelon Sea Monster

Watermelon Sea Monster

It was fun to make and eat!  Credit for the idea goes to Mike Warren.

IoTHackday 2014 Presentation

IoT Hack Day 2014

Started team “Fido Tracker” for the 2014 IoTHackDay in Minnesota.  We prototyped a dog tracker that alarms the house when the dog leaves the yard, using ISM band transceivers and GPS.  Details here.            

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Wink Hub Integration for Zigbee, Z-wave, Lutron

Integrate a rooted wink hub into OpenHAB using PHP exploit.  This method enables full local control of zigbee and z-wave devices and bypasses the requirement to go through the Wink server.  Full details here.  Featured on Hackaday.        

Garage Genie

Garage Genie

Integrated remote garage door monitoring and operation into OpenHAB, as well as car presence detection.  Details are here.    

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Wi-Fi Mouse Trap

Created a wifi connected mouse trap.  Notifies users when a mouse is captured, and optionally closes mouse trap door.  Full build details here.      

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IoTFuse 2015

Speaker at the 2015 IoTFuse Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Presented live demos of DIY connected home devices, MQTT, and discussed the impact of open source on connected products.  Here are the slides for “Home Automation of Things” talk.    

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Mailbox Notifier

This smart mailbox sensor prototype was contract work for a client.  I was approached to work on a connected mailbox notifier that would inform the user not only when mailbox is opened, but whether mail was added or taken away.  I determined feasibility by researching possible sensors.  Once a sensor was identified, I designed the […]