With the holidays firmly in the rearview mirror, SpinDance is looking forward to an exciting 2017. The IoT space continues to rapidly evolve, so we thought we’d try something new this year: in addition to long form blog posts, we’re going to start highlighting interesting news and technology in a series we’re calling IoT Notes.
SpinDance operates at the intersection of technology, business, and user experience. Those are the lenses we’ll be using to comment on the state of IoT. We’d love to hear from you; and if you have an idea for a topic or a reaction, please drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet us at @SpinDanceInc.
Sometimes software can “brick” your devices, but this time around, that’s a good thing. SpinDance engineer Chris Samuelson, and Pete Hoffswell, Broadband manager at the Holland Board of Public Works, are working to develop LoRa-enabled brick pavers to help monitor Holland’s snow melt system, the largest in the country. They both recently presented at the annual StartUp Weekend sponsored by Start Garden in Grand Rapids, MI.
New to LoRa? Chris wrote up an excellent tutorial on Hackster.io describing how to make a low-cost, single channel LoRa gateway using a $10 module and a Raspberry Pi….