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Pinoccio Microcontroller Provides Device Connectivity for Internet of Things

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apresher
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Device Connectivity
apresher   4/25/2013 8:52:36 AM
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Interesting product. Implementing this connectivity at the microcontroller level definitely opens up possibilities on how to communicate information from inexpensive field devices.  Will be interesting to see what types of applications emerge to use this technology.  Thanks.

JimT@Future-Product-Innovations
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JimT@Future-Product-Innovations   4/25/2013 5:36:32 PM
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OK, I get that you can mount one of these Pinocchio's within minutes, onto say, my refrigerator or my dishwasher.  But you also need to have a very refined set of engineering skills to enable your refrigerator to feed Pinocchio any data.  Say the Milk is empty (need a pressure sensor installed in the door tray) or the temperature is too warm (hopefully the existing thermostat is Pinocchio-compatible) .  Point being, while Pinocchio can be set up and online in minutes, it will not be "seamless" or simple to feed Pinocchio any worthwhile data without additional installation of various sensors. Does the company also offer a line of commonly used thermocouples, weight or vision sensors?

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Charles Murray   4/25/2013 7:56:10 PM
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I think we will be seeing more and more low-power products for the Internet of Things. This might just be the tip of the iceberg.

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Elizabeth M   4/26/2013 5:36:24 AM
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Hi, JimT, I think the idea of tying it to Arduino is how Pinoccio is meant to be more easily installed. There is probably detailed information the company's website that can help answer some of these questions. Try this link: http://pinocc.io/faq

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Elizabeth M   4/26/2013 5:53:21 AM
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I agree, Chuck, this is definitely a trend that is starting to emerge and could be a real opportunity for some creative folks to take advantage of. Right now there seem to be small players and startups trying to get in on the action but I imagine eventually bigger companies will build this technology directly into existing components, if they aren't starting to do that already.

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3drob   4/26/2013 1:17:04 PM
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A neat idea, and nice to read about it here.  But alas, is currently not an actual anything (at least, not anything yet). 

FYI this is a crowd funded effort, that is not yet shipping.  No info on their web pages I could find (sometimes I do miss the obvious, so be kind if I have) suggests when it will ship (although you could register so they will notify you when it does become available).  Please, next time, include availability and contextual information in the post.  Otherwise, as always, a nice post.

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jmiller   4/28/2013 3:00:21 PM
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Great post.  I love to think about what the world will be like in 15 or 20 years.  And I think it's products like these that will lead the way.

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jmiller   4/28/2013 3:02:08 PM
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It will definitely be neat to see who comes up with what to take advantage of all this new technology.  I like the idea that it will be several people trying to come up with stuff rather than just one company that owns the keys to the technology.  Several minds will come up with better solutions than just one.

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tekochip   4/29/2013 10:45:50 AM
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The technology isn't new, but packaging everything into a nice kit for a hobbyist is.  Shades of the Arduino.


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Elizabeth M   4/30/2013 2:42:03 AM
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Thanks for the feedback, 3drob, I will include those details next time. Sorry for the omission. I suppose it would be good for people to know they can sign up to receive information and the product when it's available!

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