Built by Makers; For Makers – BigClown and Ubidots Partner for the 4 D’s of Development

We are all makers, and so are you!

January 16th, 2018 – Ubidots and BigClown are thrilled to announce an affordable (and educational) hardware and software solution for makers, innovators, explorers, and educators alike. BigClown and Ubidots were both born from the maker community with innovation not only being a prerequisite but the mission!

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Power hybridization; using supercapacitors in tandem with ion-batteries to prolong the active life of UGV systems

Built, tested, and authored by: Namin Shah, guest IoT author at Ubidots.com
Edited by: Dr. Daruisz Czarkowski

Download the Power Hybridization full paper here

Today mechanical electronic devices such as drones and robots are becoming increasingly popular and useful. From life and death, search and rescue operations to entertainment and everything in between these devices are finding their way into our modern society in the air, on the ground, and in the water. Power is, however, a constant issue for these devices and possibly their greatest handcuff in development and use. The contents of this blog and subsequent paper aim to solve a portion of this problem – power longevity. Continue reading “Power hybridization; using supercapacitors in tandem with ion-batteries to prolong the active life of UGV systems”

Industrial Internet of Things: Efficiencies to Consider

The use of industrial automated machinery and control systems continues to grow as factories and plants implement sensors and actuators to monitor environments and the machines in these spaces. The adoption of technology in these environments has been coined the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). And, as hardware and software solutions continue to drop in price ($30-$300), industries are adopting technologies as tools for economization of resources and energy – leading to increased profits, less waste, and overall increases in operational efficiency.machine handshake.jpg Continue reading “Industrial Internet of Things: Efficiencies to Consider”

IoT Applications in Retail; 5 Real Examples

The Internet of Things (IoT) buzzword that has been hyped all across the maker market for years is continually becoming more visible, not as “IoT” but as business solutions via digital transformation. With online retailers reigning king over brick and mortar retail stores, Mom and Pops are responding with tech to fight back.

IoT solutions are being created and implemented not only by major retailers with millions to spend on proof of concept and software development, but also makers installing insight driven devices for Mom-and-Pop stores all across the world. This blog will highlight 5 actionable IoT solutions in retail we have seen at Ubidots, the benefits they serve, and how device developments are becoming even easier to deploy with application builder platforms that merge the ever-time-consuming hardware/software integration.

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Infographic – How IoT Works…and some thoughts to guide your development

The term IoT, short for the Internet of Things, is becoming quite popular as businesses and individuals continue to incorporate internet connected devices into their lives. Amazon’s Alexa is an IoT device as is your smart phone. These commercial products already number in the millions, but the largest growth of IoT expansion can be found outside these personal experiences and in our chairs, washing machines, streetlights, factory floors, oceans, and beyond. When referencing IoT, it is becoming increasing difficult to navigate all language, acronyms, and 1,000s of platforms all vying for your attention. To alleviate this headache, Ubidots put together an elementary infographic to help guide the development of any IoT solution. Sure, this is a rudimentary description of an industry driving the next evolution of business and personal efficiency, but with this infographic focused on How IoT Works help you better understand the steps and immediate questions to ask when building any IoT solution.

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Ubidots Announces Embedded Technology Partnership with Zerynth

Ubidots and Zerynth partner embedded solutions with data analytics, and visualizations for your IoT applications.

Ubidots is pleased to announce its technology partnership with Zerynth, providers of a suite of professional development tools that support Python or hybrid C/Python firmware development for 32-bit microcontrollers and the most common  development boards: ESP32 and ESP8266, Arduino DUE and MKR1000, ST Nucleo, Particle Photon and Electron, Flip&Click, Quail, and more. Zerynth was created to simplify the access to the embedded world, and with the Ubidots-Zerynth integration, firmware developers can now connect their designs to the cloud in just a few lines of Python. Continue reading “Ubidots Announces Embedded Technology Partnership with Zerynth”

Customize and connect Industrial IoT Solutions with Controllino and Ubidots

Ubidots and Controllino partner for affordable Industrial IoT Solutions without the headache.

Ubidots is thrilled to welcome Controllino to the Ubidots ecosystem of device manufacturers and providers. We have been playing around with countless devices these past few years and the Controllino is just simply amazing. This industrial PLC device is freely programmable to your needs and specifications and is based on the Arduino open source software technology to tailor the MINI, MAXI, and MEGA Controllino boards to tackle the shop floor’s most desirable data collection and automation needs.

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Deploy your solution across oceans with Ubidots and Sigfox

Ubidots and Sigfox partner for super-low energy, long-distance asset tracking and data transmission solutions

Sigfox takes you where cellular cannot–with less energy consumption and lower cost for data transmission. With a unique approach to wireless connectivity, Sigfox uses an optimized communications protocol to cleanly transmit your device’s data to Ubidots.

Ubidots is excited to join the Sigfox ecosystem as an IoT Platform Provider. Navigating the IoT ecosystem to find an affordable device-to-cloud solution for your IoT initiatives is an exhausting process. But, with the Ubidots and Sigfox partnership, developers, businesses, and System Integrators can turn to the Sigfox ecosystem, select a device that suits their application, and easily forward its sensor data to Ubidots.

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