Internet of Things

December 30, 2016
In 1995, JavaScript emerged as programming language to create web pages. Brendan Eich developed JavaScript with syntax similar to C, but nobody believed that JavaScript would play a major role in development of commercial softwares. In 1997, JavaScript was made a standard through ECMA international. But what gave the required firepower to JavaScript from breaking […]
December 29, 2016
2017 is round the corner and it's time to build a checklist of New Year resolutions. And I am sure one resolution is common among all the IoT developers, i.e, contributing to open source IoT projects. If you are looking for interesting open source IoT projects to contribute to, I have compiled a list of […]
December 21, 2016
In  2011, Lucy Zhang, Ben Davenport and Jon Perlow joined Facebook and started building the Facebook messenger. A major hurdle in their endeavor was long latency when sending a message. The method that they were using to send messages was reliable but slow. They were also able to optimize it to a certain extent. A […]
December 7, 2016
On March 11, 2011, the most intense earthquake in Japanese history hit its north east coast — magnitude 9.0. The earthquake was so powerful that it severely damaged buildings, road, and rail infrastructure in Tokyo, which was 373 km away from the epicenter. This was an undersea megathrust earthquake. Fifty minutes after the earthquake, tsunami waves […]
November 22, 2016
The power of Open Source is the power of the people.  The people rule                                                               - Philippe Kahn (the creator of world’s first camera phone) […]
November 11, 2016
I have been to quite a few IoT conferences, informal meetups, and listened to webinars and podcasts. During the Q & A or networking sessions, the questions that are most commonly asked by most attendees are about the security and interoperability of IoT devices. These concerns are genuine considering the recent Distributed Denial of Service […]
October 28, 2016
In  the previous article, we studied the basic structure of Arduino programming with examples. Now, in this article let’s look at a few more Arduino programming concepts like the following: if statement if else statement for loop while loop do while loop pinMode digitalRead digitalWrite analogRead analogWrite if statement The “if” statement is a conditional […]
October 25, 2016
After understanding the hardware of the Arduino UNO board in the previous article,  let's now get started with Arduino programming. Arduino programs are written in the Arduino Integrated Development Environment (IDE). Arduino IDE is a special software running on your system that allows you to write sketches (synonym for program in Arduino language) for different […]
October 21, 2016
If  you like experimenting with different electronic components but don’t have sufficient know-how, then Arduino is what you need to make a start... So what is Arduino? Arduino is a microcontroller-based open source electronic prototyping board which can be programmed with an easy-to-use Arduino IDE. In this article, I will talk about what’s on the […]
October 5, 2016
Nigeria has a total of 159 oil fields and 1481 wells in operation. The most oil rich region of the country is the Niger delta basin in the south with 78 of 159 oil fields. Oil companies like Chevron (American), Exxon-Mobil (American), Agip (Italian), Total (French) and Gulf Oil have established their oil bases there. […]