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Pinoccio Microcontroller Provides Device Connectivity for Internet of Things
4/25/2013

Pinoccio is a microcontroller that can be built into devices to allow them to connect with each other and the Internet. The technology is part of an emerging trend for new components to enable the so-called Internet of Things.   (Source: Pinoccio)
Pinoccio is a microcontroller that can be built into devices to allow them to connect with each other and the Internet. The technology is part of an emerging trend for new components to enable the so-called Internet of Things.
(Source: Pinoccio)

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JimT@Future-Product-Innovations
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JimT@Future-Product-Innovations   5/9/2013 9:34:58 AM
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Yes and not trivial points.  Just about any first pass design needs revisions to work right; I can hear my wife turning into a Program Manager now asking, "When is the refrigerator going to be done-? – The food is all spoiling-!"

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notarboca   4/30/2013 9:07:11 AM
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Those are good points you raise @JimT.  I like it that you can have it running in a few minutes, but operational interfaces are a whole different story.

I'd still want one to play with :-)

Elizabeth M
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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