Thinking about: starting this blog

I've been experiencing this growing, general dissatisfaction with my own "knowledge work". I can read papers and write stuff and even analyze data for a week straight and not feel like I've done anything. I have this constant background anxiety over not publishing enough. Other, non-writing artifacts I generate are…

Plug-and-play IoT devices with Raspberry Pi

I have some leftovers of an earlier generation of sensors from the InSPECT project, and want to get them streaming their data over MQTT (as part of my general IoT-in-a-Box project). Self-identifying sensor/actuator devicesInSPECT has had two main generations of sensors. This first generation connected over USB to a…

Triggering Raspberry Pi Camera Timelapses with MQTT

OK, so I don't currently have a really good reason to use MQTT to start a timelapse. I could have just ssh'd to the Pi and started a timelapse script that way. But I didn't, mainly because I wanted to move toward IoT cameras as part of my IoT-in-a-Box project.…

IoT-in-a-Box with Raspberry Pi

Recently I've started the project of getting a Raspberry Pi to provide everything I need to IoT-ify my house. The general idea is to have one Raspberry Pi do three things: read and stream data from any connected hardware (including usb-connected sensors, the Raspberry Pi camera, or GPIO pins), run…

Making this blog

I'm going to reproduce the steps I took to create this blog, so that I can either do it again in the future, or help someone else do the same.…