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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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! ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...