When QNAP meets IOT – PARTICLE PHOTON

When QNAP meets IOT – PARTICLE PHOTON

Particle has a complete open source IoT hardware and platform. Since 2013, it has first launched the CORTEX M3 IoT development board based on TI CC3000. The current series are: Particle Core Particle Photon Particle Electron Among them, Particle Electron is a development board based on 3G networking. Both Core and Photon use wifi as a connection. Particles, whether firmware, software or even hardware, are currently open source, and developers can download and customize their own IoT hardware and platforms: Particle Github Particle docs Particle Store First, to integrate Photon…

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ANDROID THINGS + NAS

ANDROID THINGS + NAS

Android recently launchs the preview version of Android Things when IoT is popular. Android Things is basically the same as mobile app, and it’s much more convenient for the Things Support Library to be used by developers. In the first time, test whether Android Things can connect to NAS and quickly render NAS IoT applications through Node-Red + Dashboard. Currently, the preview version of Android Things only supports 3 IoT development devices: Intel Edison NXP Pico i.MX6UL (Taiwan seems not easy to o buy this development board) Raspberry Pi 3…

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When QNAP meets IOT – QWEATHER STATION

When QNAP meets IOT – QWEATHER STATION

Have you ever thought about turning your NAS into a weather station? In fact, it is very easy. You only need to build a professional weather station at home by using Docker (or Container Station) built-in NAS. First, you need to prepare: Weather Station WH2080+ Display Panel + USB NAS (requires support for docker) Weather Station image for docker MQTT Server # docker run -t -i –cap-add=SYS_ADMIN –privileged –security-opt seccomp:unconfined -v /dev/bus/usb:/dev/bus/usb jarvischung/weather-station node /root/weather.js your-mqtt-server As depicting in the figure , the display panel of the WH2080 is inserted…

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Use LASS4U to monitor air quality on LASS4NAS via QNAP NAS

Use LASS4U to monitor air quality on LASS4NAS via QNAP NAS

Recently, PM 2.5 becomes a very popular issue. There are many products such like LASS4U, airbox and so on, to help us understand the influence of air pollution.  Among this, LASS (Location Aware Sensing System, http://lass-net.org/) , an open source and nonprofit “envirnment detecting system, can collect many meaningful data to monitor the quality of air. Besides,  Its hardware has better specification and completement. It can collect the data of CO2, temperature、humidity 、PM2.5, (PM1、PM10), and the touchscreen allows user to get the instant information without opening web page and application….

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2018 LASS Annual Seminar: QNAP shares the IoT application of environment monitoring

2018 LASS Annual Seminar: QNAP shares the IoT application of environment monitoring

The issue of environmental protection has caused heated discussion among government, enterprises and folk in recent years. The LASS (Location Aware Sensor System) user and developer seminar ,initiated by the Maker – Mr. Hsu, has gathered the power of local creators to cut into environmental issues and sensing technologies through lectures, discussions, workshops, exchanges, etc. The third year of the seminar was held at Chiao Tung University on July 21, 2018.This year, water resources was an important issues. In addition to the main seminar, the “Waterthon” and “Water Sensing Workshop”…

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HSINCHU 300 EXPO: QNAP, FBTUG showcases mini-farmbot

HSINCHU 300 EXPO: QNAP, FBTUG showcases mini-farmbot

Due to the good conditions of agriculture, Hsinchu had been cultivated since 17 century. In 1718, Wang Shijie formally directed the first reclamations and constructed the hydraulic engineering. This was the beginning of Han Chinese settlements around Tek-kham, present-day Hsinchu. This year, in order to celebrate the tricentennial anniversary of reclamation, Hsinchu City Government hold the “hsinchu 300 expo” to showcases the historical changes. It is not only let people regain the local culture, but also demonstrate the diversity of wind city with six main exhibits. In the maker city…

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AfoBot meets i-GlucoPal, providing an at-home health manager for the elderly

AfoBot meets i-GlucoPal, providing an at-home health manager for the elderly

According to Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics, Executive Yuan, R.O.C, the aging population of Taiwan has account for more than 14% in the 107 year. It means not only aging population growing, but also the long-term care becoming an issue. From 21 to 24, 2018, the “Taiwan Int’l Senior Lifestyle and Health Care Show” and the “Taiwan Int’l Medical and Healthcare Exhibition” were jointly exhibited at the Taipei World Trade Center, showing the combination of IoT, AI and the medical care industry and creating a complete healthcare ecosystem. This…

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CAVEDU establishes the specifications of IoT classroom, to respond the “Information Technology Education” curriculum of 2019 academic year!

CAVEDU establishes the specifications of IoT classroom, to respond the  “Information Technology Education” curriculum of 2019  academic year!

With the trend of technology generation, there are lots of new issues come out, such like IoT, AI and so on. It not only stimulates the needs of technology talents, but also reflects the obsolete education system which causes the lack of human resources.  Therefore, Ministry of Education places “Information Technology Education” as the priority in the grade 1-12 curriculum guidelines since 2019 academic year, in order to develop the core competence of students . However, the shortage of teachers, course guidelines and faculty are not well-planned, and it’s hard…

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Computex 2018 : Livecast how Ubuntu easily building an IoT environment

Computex 2018 : Livecast how Ubuntu easily building an IoT environment

At the Computex 2018, QNAP and Ubuntu Technical lecturer, Rex,  introduced how to easily build an IoT environment. Rex has long been active in Taiwan’s open source community, such as Ubuntu, OpenStreetMap, etc., and is a co-founder of the Hacking Thursday developer community. Besides, he currently assists companies in importing Ubuntu systems for commercial applications. Ubuntu Core is a system version built specifically for the IoT environment. Taking the Ubuntu Jam held in Shenzhen in 2016 as an example, the QNAP team built a water quality monitoring system to solve…

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How QIoT Suite Lite store sensor data

How QIoT Suite Lite store sensor data

In previous design, user need to add QDatabase to store data, however most of the user feedback wants to automatically store all the data accordingly. So that after QIoT v1.1 once using the QBroker node, the data will auto save to database and don’t need to use QDatabase anymore. All the data from QBroker (in), will store in the QDatabase, and user can use QHistoricData to retrieves the maximum, minimum, and average value stored in the QDdatabase

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