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The less complicated part of the whole project is the one that brings the WOW factor! We are all so used to the wonders of the Internet, interconnected devices, screens, and even voice-activated assistants like Alexa that as soon as things move, we all stare in awe. To achieve such an effect, with the box that […]
As mentioned previously, the central part of the project is represented by the Infrastructure and Logic, both performed on a Raspberry Pi 3, powered by Raspbian. The two pieces of software that I’m using are Node-RED for the automation and Mosquitto for the signaling. Let’s see them in details: Node-RED Node-RED is a programming tool […]
Pantone just announced the Color of the Year 2019: Living Coral. Following my personal tradition, this blog immediately featured Living Coral in its palette.
The Chocolate Box project is made of many different parts, which are summarised by this diagram: Human Interaction The interaction happens though Alexa, Amazon’s virtual assistant. In my case, any of the many Echo devices in my house can pick up the request and activate the whole flow. Infrastructure / Logic This part connects the […]
I built an automated chocolate box that sits nicely under my Christmas tree, and it’s operated by Alexa. It took me a few hours to figure out all the bits and pieces, but instead of working on a massive post with all the details, I’m breaking down this project in several pieces and several posts. […]
I recently had a chat with my physiotherapist to fix the neck pain I have experienced more and more in the past few months. He advised me to stretch my shoulders and neck. Better than a single 30-minute stretching session at the end of the day, he advised taking frequent 5-minute breaks during the day. […]
I’ll be attending WordCamp Milan this weekend, and I’ll be contributing the Contributor Day. If you are around, don’t forget to come by and say hi!
I just went through a brilliant comic about mental load and our roles in a balanced relationship within our household. Don’t miss it!