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From Sandro Martini <sandro.mart...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Update from Niclas
Date Sat, 13 Feb 2016 15:39:55 GMT
Hi Niclas,
good to know :-) ... and thanks for sharing with us your idea.

> I am considering trying to build a business around data capture, aggregation, analytics
and visualization.
yes, it seems that many start to play with this now ...

Just for info, since last year I was (and I am currently at spare
time) involved trying to setup/start my Startup too in the IoT
industry field.
>From a technology point of view now I'm more on the JavaScript side
(Node.js on the server, and in some cases even on a small device) and
Apache Cordova / Ionic for the client (mostly mobile) part.
>From what I see there are already many protocols to exchange/handle
data even in this field, but many to me seems overkill for simple

> Anyone interested to join?
I could be interested (but at spare time), you have my email so if you
want we can at least exchange more info or do a Conference call.

Stay well.


2016-02-13 4:58 GMT+01:00 Niclas Hedhman <niclas@hedhman.org>:
> 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 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?
> 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.
> Let me know if you are interested in this.
> So, as the device design and software is soon coming to a good state, I
> will return my focus on the central server, which means that I will get
> back to Zest development shortly. It has been far too quite recently.
> Cheers
> --
> Niclas Hedhman, Software Developer
> http://zest.apache.org - New Energy for Java

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