Articles by James Hobin
Using WebThings Gateway notifications as a warning system for your home
The WebThings Gateway 0.9 release lets you set up a number of different notification mechanisms including emails, apps, and text messages. In this post James Hobin shows how to set up custom gateway notifications to warn you of changes in your home that you care about.
Visualizing Your Smart Home Data with the Web of Things
Today we're mashing up two very different applications to make a cool personal dashboard for investigating all our internet-connected things, and their behavior over time. We can use one of the Web Thing API's superpowers: its flexibility. This adaptability allows us to create a bridge between the Project Things gateway and Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s Prometheus, a time-series database originally intended for supervising large clusters of servers.
Making a Web Thing on the ESP8266
The power of web things comes from their ability to connect the digital world of web pages with the physical world of things. In this Things Framework tutorial-style post, James Hobin walks you through creating a simple Web Thing using an inexpensive off-the-shelf ESP8266 board.
Making a Clap-Sensing Web Thing
The Project Things Gateway exists as a platform to bring all of your IoT devices together under a unified umbrella, using a standardized HTTP-based API. We recently announced the Things Gateway and we’ve started a series of hands-on project posts for people who want to set up a Gateway and explore. In this post we’ll take what we’ve learned so far and build a real add-on for the Gateway. This add-on will provide a clap-sensing Web Thing that we can use to control our lights and other devices.
Creating an Add-on for the Project Things Gateway
The Project Things Gateway exists as a platform to bring all of your IoT devices together under a unified umbrella, using a standardized HTTP-based API. Currently, the platform only has support for a limited number of devices, and we need your help expanding our reach! Looking for a weekend project? It is fairly straightforward to add support for new devices, and we will walk you through how to do so.