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Surya is a hardware buff and tinkerer who loves all the stuff around IoT. He is a specialist in building proof-of-concepts around electronic hardware and conceptualizing use cases and solutions for Internet of Things. When not working with hardware, Surya can still be found fiddling with some crazy hardware design, trying to bring out an idea out of a raw circuit.

Oct 12

Worrying About Rising Energy Bills? Realtime IoT Energy Management Is At Your Disposal

By Surya Igor | Cloud Computing , Internet of Things

There are quite a few things we take for granted in our day-to-day lives. Public utilities are one such example. We assume that the electricity and water supply will be at our disposal 24/7. This leads to wastage, and excessive wastage and malpractice lead to further deterioration of the environment. Thanks to the awareness around climate change and the advancements in renewable energy sources, we are in a better position to safeguard our future generations by ensuring a sustainable supply of energy for our day-to-day needs. Still, a lot needs to be done toward achieving self-sustained living and this is where technology can help us. In this blog post, we present yet another amalgamation of things that can be managed using that game-changer, the “Internet of Things.” In this case, it’s an IoT energy management system for tracking electricity supply and consumption.

Jun 15

How smart garbage bins powered by LoRaWAN can become an integral part of a smart city

By Surya Igor | Internet of Things

Following my earlier post on Introducing the Microchip RN2483, I am writing this application blog post to showcase how LoRaWAN can be used for enabling waste management by means of a smart garbage bin. LoRaWAN provides long range wireless communication with ultra-low power consumption that enables very long battery life.

We built a proof of concept for garbage bin level tracking device, based on Raspberry Pi + Arduino Uno, and then optimized it further with a custom circuit to make a production grade bin level sensor(BLS) for smart city use cases. In this post, we will show you how you can quickly hack together a proof-of-concept of a functional smart garbage bin on Raspberry Pi using LoRaWAN. For more details about the custom BLS, please get in touch with us.

Mar 15

Introducing LoRa with Microchip RN2483

By Surya Igor | Internet of Things

LoRaWAN™ is the most widely deployed LPWAN technology across the world as on this day. Although it is facing stiff competition from some rival LPWAN standards, it is definitely going to stay for some time. With many telcos around the world committing to its deployment and a strong backing of companies for the LoRaWAN™ Alliance, it will be interesting to see how far it goes.   

We at Radiostudio have recently taken up the challenge to explore this exciting technology. As always, our approach is to conceptualize possible applications that can be built with a new technology. In the process, we stumbled upon the Microchip RN2483 LoRa chip and did a few exciting trials.  In this blog post, we present to you a very brief introduction to LoRa technology along with a short feature overview of the Microchip RN 2483 Lora transceiver chip.  

Jan 17

Looking for a Programmable SoC with BLE? Check out the Cypress PSoC 4 BLE

By Surya Igor | Internet of Things

From kick-starting a project to production, Cypress PSoC modules are a good choice for any ultra low power application requiring BLE. PSoC® 4 is packaged with ARM® Cortex-M0 CPU as core architecture which combines programmable and reconfigurable analog and digital blocks with flexible automatic routing. The hardware components are configurable through the PSoC Creator Design Environment.

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