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From Roman Shaposhnik <ro...@shaposhnik.org>
Subject Re: Update from Niclas
Date Mon, 15 Feb 2016 06:23:18 GMT
On Fri, Feb 12, 2016 at 7:58 PM, Niclas Hedhman <niclas@hedhman.org> wrote:
> Gang,
>
> I haven't had much time on Zest lately, as I have been busy creating a
> low-costWiFi capable, USB-powered temperature sensor. See
> http://hedhman.org/~niclas/IndoorioD.jpg
>
> And for the fun of it, I ported FORTH programming language to the ESP8266
> CPU that is on this, in Assembler of course. Interpreter, Compiler, base
> vocabulary (functions) and REPL in ~1000 assembler instructions, and the
> full vocabulary in another 10kbytes or so. It has been a lot of fun.

This is the point where you got my attention 110% ;-)

> This little puppy will go for one more round of prototypes next week, as I
> want to add an external watchdog and tiny prototyping area for maker
> community. Then I intend to make a field test with 100 units or so.
>
> So, why am I telling you all this?
>
> First of all, these guys will report the temperature back to a central
> server every 15 minutes or so. And the management system on the server is
> written with Zest. The rest is with Grafana and ElasticSearch. I am
> considering trying to build a business around data capture, aggregation,
> analytics and visualization. Anyone interested to join?

I'd love to chat about what you've got in mind.

> Secondly, I am looking for volunteers for my field test. It will probably
> happen in April or so. If you participate, you will receive a USB powered
> sensor as seen. Plug it into power somewhere for 6 months, connect to it
> over WiFi, configure it to use your WiFi router over a simple web
> interface, and keep it powered for 6 months.
> If there are problems, I might ask for reboot. Hopefully not any firmware
> upgrades.

I'd love to help. More so than that -- I'd love to tinker.

Thanks,
Roman.

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