Article: Put the Watson AI into Your Raspberry Pi with IBM’s Free(ish) Embedded Development Platform

There is an interesting IoT/Artificial Intelligence platform from IBM called Project Intu. From the project page:

A new, experimental program from IBM enables developers to imbue Internet of Things (IoT) systems — robots, drones, avatars and other devices — with the cognitive know-how of Watson.

This definitely looks worth checking out to see what kinds of things can be done with it. Text-to-Speech, language and visual recognition – all sounds pretty good.


via AllAboutCircuits

“Alexa, Make My ESP8266 Do Something” | Hackaday


Well here is an interesting hack that can be very useful for the NodeMCU version of the GadgetBox. Wouldn’t it be nice to control a GadgetBox with Alexa voice commands without a middleman like SmartThings? Well this hack seems to be the ticket! It is a library for the esp8266 that allows it to emulate a Wemo device that is directly supported by the Alexa. 🙂

via HackaDay

Node-Red – A visual tool for wiring the Internet of Things

As we continue to puzzle out all the different approaches to create an IoT application something that caught our eye was Node-Red. It’s billed as a visual tool for wiring the Internet of Things. The home page says this:

Node-RED is a tool for wiring together hardware devices, APIs and online services in new and interesting ways.

The intro video shows a pretty snazzy GUI for wiring elements together:

This article shows how to tie your hardware into the Node-Red mix.

Now the question is what is the best way to run a node.js server?

Node-Red Homepage