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December 11, 2019

IoT Projects, Examples, and Inspirations

The Internet of Things (IoT) has revolutionized the way people view and interact with the world. Not only that, it’s so easy to connect your life to ... Read more

Jeff Loucks

December 5, 2019

Smart Office IoT Projects

Whether you are looking for ways to save energy, implement home automation in the office, or keep track of the environment & people, smart office IoT ... Read more

Elizabeth Adams

November 19, 2019

Students Prototype Design for School Security System Using Raspberry Pi

School safety is on everyone's mind but no more so than students. Battle Ground Academy students ... Read more

Elizabeth Adams

November 8, 2019

What is an IoT Dashboard?

Evaluating an IoT dashboard involves analyzing its many functional aspects including data visualizations, organization, storage, analytics, and security. Read more

Jamie Bailey

October 24, 2019

Productivity Dashboard for Devs

I talk all the time with other developers about productivity in a data-less sort way. “I felt Really productive today!” or maybe “I don’t ... Read more

Zack Koppert

October 22, 2019

Student-Run Businesses are Teaching Kids Real World Lessons

Students are getting the experience I wish I had when I was in high school and middle school. Read more

Elizabeth Adams

October 17, 2019

How to Build a Raspberry Pi Smart Beer Fridge

How do you take a perfectly good beer or wine fridge and make it smart? One way is to have the refrigerator tell you how many bottles are in it and how many ... Read more

Elizabeth Adams

October 8, 2019

How to Build a Raspberry Pi Temperature Monitor

Temperature and humidity are vital data points in today’s industrial world. Monitoring environmental ... Read more

Elizabeth Adams

October 7, 2019

Data Design: Inspiration vs Information

There are so many articles, books, and other resources online that will tell you the hard and fast rules of how to design a great dashboard or data ... Read more

Jeffrey Loucks

October 1, 2019

Why Pie Charts Suck But They Don’t Have To

The universal view of pie charts is that they suck. You throw one of these into your PowerPoint presentation and you better be prepared to be mocked mercilessly. Read more

Elizabeth Adams

September 12, 2019

How to Make a See-Through Transparent Web Dashboard

When I first got my iPhone. I developed a crowd-pleasing party trick to make the screen look ... Read more

Rick Kuhlman

August 15, 2019

A Picture is Worth 1,000 Data Points: Initial State Adds Unsplash Image Backgrounds

You can now add image backgrounds to your Initial State dashboards! ... Read more

Rachel-Chloe Gregory

June 12, 2019

Initial State Releases LabVIEW SDK at NI Week

NI puts on an incredible show every year, and Initial State took advantage of the opportunity to exhibit at NI Week 2019. At the show, we released a LabVIEW ... Read more

Rick Kuhlman

May 14, 2019

4 ways to stream data from Node Red to a dashboard

Node Red is a browser based programming tool that allows you to connect code blocks that accomplish ... Read more

Elizabeth Adams

April 25, 2019

When healthcare doesn’t provide the solution, sometimes you have to build it yourself

This story is not my own, but it was one so compelling I wanted to share it with others. I found Max’s ... Read more

Elizabeth Adams

March 22, 2019

Build an Inexpensive Network of Web-Connected Temperature Sensors using Pi Zeros

Temperature and humidity sensors can be invaluable data collection tools when deployed in your home ... Read more

Jamie Bailey

March 11, 2019

How to Stream (Push) Data to a Real-Time Dashboard API in Python

If you are building projects in Python, there is a good chance you will want to capture some sort ... Read more

Jamie Bailey

February 28, 2019

Tuck Away a Specific Month/Week/Day/Hour View of Your Streamed Data

If you have a set of sensors or an application streaming data over a long period of time, there ... Read more

Jamie Bailey

February 20, 2019

How to Stream Your Google Sheets Data to a Real-Time Dashboard

Spreadsheets excel at (see what I did there) manipulating data in all kinds of crazy ways ... Read more

Jamie Bailey