This Week in the Internet of Things (IoT): 11/28/2014

Each week, we scour the Internet superhighway for the latest and greatest Internet of Things news. From product launches to thought leadership articles, below are our five favorite IoT items this week.

Use A Raspberry Pi To Help You Make A Turkey

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What fun would preparing a turkey be without using your Raspberry Pi to log data during the cooking process? This is our simple tutorial on how to use your Raspberry Pi to cook up some hi-tech turkey. Read more.

James Bond Inspired Laser Watch Burns Through Objects From A Distance

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The Apple Watch is already obsolete and it isn’t even in the shops yet. The reason is simple – it doesn’t contain a laser that can actually burn stuff. If that’s what you’re looking for in a smartwatch, forget about Apple and look towards the work of hobbyist Patrick Priebe. Read more. Read more.

Makerclub Helps You Learn 3D-Printed Robotics

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Want to make a giant 3D-printed spider robot? A humanoid help-mate? A robotic scorpion with a powerful, electrified tail? Makerclub can probably help. Created as a place for makers to come together and discuss 3D printed robotics, the service is now part commerce site, part repository, and part educational resource. Interestingly, the service is also offering a hardware brain on Indiegogo to help build the creations. Read more.

Germ-Zapping Robot Could Fight Ebola And Other Deadly Viruses

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A new germ-zapping robot could help stop the spread of deadly viruses, like Ebola, in hospitals and other health care facilities in the United States. Standing a little more than 5 feet tall, the robot nicknamed “Saul” uses pulses of high-intensity, high-energy ultraviolet rays to split open bacterial cell walls and kill dangerous pathogens, said Geri Genant, a health care services implementation manager with Xenex, the company that developed the robot. Read more.

Weaved Hauls Your Raspberry Pi Projects Online

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Playing with Raspberry Pi is a lot of fun, but what happens when you want to get some real work done? While it’s not difficult to make a RaspPi board do cool stuff, getting it to communicate with the wider world is a bit of a challenge. That’s why Ryo Koyama, Mike Johnson, and Doug Olekin made Weaved. Read more.

New Internet Of Things Companies Created At Startup Weekend Toronto

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A new wave of IoT companies got their start in Toronto over the weekend at Startup Weekend Toronto: Internet of Things Edition. The 54-hour event brought together makers, designers, developers and entrepreneurs to share ideas and launch new businesses. Read more.

 

 

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