Before my summer vacations, I decided to build a watering system for my decorative trees. The soil moisture is measured with a cheap IoT sensor and the water supply uses 12V airpumps pushing air in water bottles (this makes a safe separation between electric and water circuits), the electronic schema is as follows:
The 86Duino Educake computer monitors the humidity level once a day and will pump water if the level is too low, it sends data to Azure therefore I'll be able to see how things are going on...
At THEORIS our server room temperature is controlled by an A/C unit, but we are facing two issues:
1- In summer the room temperature may go above 30°C, requiring extra cooling capacity.
2- In case of a power cut the A/C does not restart automatically, a user action is required.
We solved these two issues with a connected IoT solution based on an ICOP Educake and Azure Mobile Service.
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Following a cat's activity is not an easy task, Azure Mobile Services makes it possible with the help of a dedicated intelligent IoT system and REST appications.
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