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The journey to develop the Gillette order button

© Harald Naumann - Currently only available in Austria, Gillette offers its customers the capability to order new razor blades at the touch of a button.

In 2016, a creative team in Frankfurt had the idea of developing an IoT push button for ordering goods via a cellular module. In principle, something similar to the Amazon Dash button, only using a GSM radio instead of Wi-Fi. A first, and a tricky learning curve for the engineering team. The developers in the […]

Public Toilets 4.0 – Vending comes to the Bathroom

In the Netherlands, a new billing system for public toilets which is based on mobile wireless technology has been developed by “NeoNumus”. The costs incurred for provision of the facilities, cleaning and maintenance are paid quickly and simply by the customer by “mobile phone” via a cashless system. This system reduces the waiting time for […]

First ANT+ telemedical remote monitoring system could cut health care costs

The i-Residence telemedical and telehealth system is the world’s first fully comprehensive ANT+ telemedical remote monitoring system. Based on Nordic nRF24AP2 8-channel 2.4GHz ANT transceivers and developed by Austrian company, Spantec, the i-Residence is said to eliminate the need for costly human-based health care monitoring. The unit is capable of automatic fall detection, remotely monitored […]

ANTplus (ANT+) radio in smart phone will control machines

Last week I proposed to one of my project customers to use an ANTplus (ANT+) powered smart phone as remote control for their machines. As we all know, there is no Bluetooth LE available. The other reason was that the costs for qualification with ANTplus are much lower than with Bluetooth LE. Even if we […]

First snow in 2010 – Santa Claus please help me with a Bluetooth or Bluetooth Low Energy controlled robot to clean the sideway!

We all have access to the new integrated circuit that already comes with Bluetooth and a micro controller like the MD8710 The MD8710 was planned to be used in the healthcare sector for medical applications, but why not using it for my new smart home? As mentioned in an earlier blog post, we all will […]

AC wall outlet with integrated mobile phone

AC wall outlet with integrated mobile phone – mobile phone with integrated AC wall outlet , remotely controlled with any land-line or mobile phone. With a simple voice-call using any land-line or mobile phone a 230V consumer can be switched ON and OFF. Control commands (ON, OFF, …) are typed in over the phone keypad […]

M2M module: Embedded Linux, ARM9, GPRS module, USB and further Interfaces

Today I would like to show and to talk about a new Linux based application for wireless M2M. The PCB is already in use in several projects. Based on its enclosure it can be used as a final product for end users. It supports a lot of interfaces like SD card / MMC card, GPIO Pins , AD / DA converter, UARTs, USB Device, USB Host, I2C, SPI and JTAG. At GPIO you will find PMW (Pulse Wide Modulation), counters and other intelligent channels.

Arduino with GSM GPRS GPS Shield

… the extension module for GSM / GPRS and GPS

The open-source physical computing platform Arduino, based on easily applicable hardware and software for the development of prototypes, consists of a micro controller
(ATmega328) with numerous digital as well as analogue inputs and outputs and interfaces…
Arduino boards can be expanded to valuable features by plugging the so-called ”Shields”. With the GSM / GPRS/ GPS-Shield the Arduino board is enabled to use GSM (mobile communication) and GPS functionality (navigation), for example

Bluetooth low energy is an “always off” technology. Basically it stays in the lowest power modes

Because power consumption is so low, coin cells will typically last a year or more. Bluetooth low energy chips can operate either as slaves or masters and which device takes what role is decided during the initial negotiation. There is no reason for a tag to be the proverbial one-trick pony. Design cycles will be short compared to proprietary solutions because the design team can concentrate its efforts on writing application layer code instead of the entire protocol stack. Sensing a means of making mobile phones even more indispensable, Nokia and other manufacturers are clearly on the Bluetooth low energy bandwagon. “We see it as part of the continued evolution to the Bluetooth chip set,” says Mika Sarén, Nokia’s Senior Technology Manager for Connectivity. When the specification is released, it will be supported in time for the first product release on Forum Nokia, the company’s web site for developers.

Beagle Board with UMTS / 3G modem extension

The goal of the Wild ducks project is to run Symbian on off-the-shelf hardware. This page describes the hardware side of the project. All the large pieces can be bought online on a fairly small budget. We had to build a few cables ourselves to fit the pieces together. This will be described in detail.

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