The so-called ‘smart home’ often comes across looking incredibly dumb. Either you have to shell out lots of money to replace perfectly functional appliances for their Internet-connected equivalents — which might then be vulnerable to hacking or whose functionality could be bricked at manufacturer whim. (…)
What they’ve built so far does not offer as many remote control options as a fully fledged, IoT-enabled appliance scenario could. But if it’s mostly signals intelligence on what’s going on indoors that you want — plus the ability to leverage that accrued real-time intel to support contextually aware apps for the lived environment — their approach looks very promising. (…)
The system involves using a single custom plug-in sensor board that’s packed with multiple individual sensors — but, crucially from a privacy point of view, no camera. The custom sensor (shown in the diagram below) uses machine learning algorithms to process the data it’s picking up, so it can be trained to identify various types of domestic activity, such as (non-smart) appliances being turned on — like a faucet, cooker or blender. It can even identify things like cupboard doors or a microwave door being opened and closed; know which burner on your hob is on; and identify that a toilet has been flushed.
d4 is an experiment in using React to produce data-driven documents (ala d3) that are performant and understandable. This is not a library, but rather a demonstration that it's possible (and preferable) to use React instead of the core of d3.
Weitere Demos: https://github.com/joelburget/d4/tree/master/demo
AnyPixel.js is an open-source software and hardware library that makes it possible to use the web to create big, unusual, interactive displays out of all kinds of things. Anyone can fork the code and the schematics to create their own display at any scale.
Das ist sehr cool! Jetzt brauchen wir in der FH auch nur noch so eine große interaktive Wand und ab geht die post ;-)
Pretty nice demonstration of 3D sculpturing using the HTC Vive.
Sometimes design thinking can solve engineering problems.
Guest Lecture 20.1.2015 at Aalto University