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Everything I Want The World To Know (and some stuff I want to remember)

OctoblUber – The Automated Designated Driver

I’ve often been asked well how is the Internet of things really going to help us? The answer has really been that simple, because the Internet of things is so vast. Today though, as I was considering what it meant to have uber as a node on octablu, I realized…

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Myo aromband in box and the Blink1 plugged in

Myo 2 Blink – IoT – Controlling lights with a flick of the wrist

Yesterday I had a meet up on the Internet of Things, and it was Awesome! We started by having an open discussion about the platforms the we are familiar with, and current sensors / devices / services that are defining the Internet of Things #IoT today. The discussion was open forum for about…

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Using IFTTT and IoT to automate your personal life

Creating Your First Social IFTTT Recipe – A Twitter Responder

Before investing too much time in this I’m assuming you have a twitter account, and an IFTTT account. If you don’t please get set up at www.twitter.com & www.ifttt.com Lets login to www.ifttt.com and start by navigating to the browse page. In the search box lets search for the keyword “IoZack Tutorial Twitter…

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Creating a connected Juke Box

Turning Spotify into a Connected JukeBox

I’ve been messing around with Octoblu for almost a year now (August 2015). With all the updates being pushed out, I started exploring some of their new nodes, and flow updates.  Amazingly I found an OAuth node that will allow you to work with any login service or platform that allows…

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Octoblu Development on a Tablet

Getting Started With Octoblu Part 2 – Giving Your Flows A Voice

Im excited to get started on this one, but if you haven’t gotten a chance to check out my description of the IoT… pause this, and go check out the Intro Here  and then come back, I promise its worth the wait. Since we will be working with the Demo Flow again, it would…

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Octoblu Controlled Glowing Pyramid

Getting Started With Octoblu – IoT Automation No Code Required

Nodes are the foundation that Octoblu is built on, so what exactly is a node? A node is a representation of something that you want to interact with. In some cases a node may do the interacting by comparing data, getting/sending new data, and sending commands to web services and physical devices. Thats…

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If this than that logo

Getting Started With IFTTT.com (If This Than That)

IFTTT one of the most popular IoT Translators for people of all skill levels because of how simple it is to use. IFTTT stands for “If This Then That” – And this is a true description of the only thing you’ll do with IFTTT. IFTTT calls its the actions that…

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Everything is going to be connected, These Connected things create the Internet Of Things.

What Exactly Is The Internet of Things #IoT?

What is the Internet of things? Well, it’s been difficult to explain for most people. But the way I like to explain it, is to imagine that we’re really just talking about the world thats already around you.  We’re talking about it in a way where things can now interact with…

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