Ideas for a DIY Smart Home: How to Build a Simple LoRaWAN™ Network from A to Z — Part I

Important update (2019-06-02) After publishing this post, I received some relevant remarks from LoRaWAN experts who are active in the The Things Network community. The most important is the fact that the system here described is not based on a true gateway because my implementation is not compliant with the LoRaWAN specifications. Further issues: The … Continue reading Ideas for a DIY Smart Home: How to Build a Simple LoRaWAN™ Network from A to Z — Part I

The aspiring Industrial Data Scientist and the Italian bureaucracy

Several months ago, I decided it was time to increase my expertise to cope with the challenges posed by the Industrial Internet-of-Things (IIoT) and the Industry 4.0. These new fields of the Information Technology represent a sort of natural evolution of my current profession, as the Internet is playing a more and more important role … Continue reading The aspiring Industrial Data Scientist and the Italian bureaucracy

Photovoltaic data logger – Part III

Introduction This is the third post of this series. I'll describe here: The software that I have developed for the Arduino Mega board The IoT platform I have used to store and visualize the data collected on the field. Previous posts are available here and here. It is worth remembering that most of the choices … Continue reading Photovoltaic data logger – Part III

Photovoltaic data logger – Part II

Introduction In this post, I will briefly describe the hardware component of the project I introduced in this Part I. First of all, I have chosen to use Arduino Mega [1] because it provides four hardware UART interfaces. I have allocated them as follows: UART0 (Serial): used for informative and debug messages that can be … Continue reading Photovoltaic data logger – Part II

Photovoltaic data logger – Part I

Introduction I have been thinking for a while about a simple project that would allow me to combine two different needs. On one hand, I would like to experiment with some kinds of technology that I have not had the chance to play with so far, specifically: The tools used to build an Internet of … Continue reading Photovoltaic data logger – Part I