How the heck do you pronouce duinocity?
You say it like this: dween-os-i-tee. That sounds
like curiosity doesn't it? Read on to find out what this is all about
and how it can help you collect data about the world around you.
It all started with a man, a dream, and an Arduino.
I wanted to know when my clothes dryer stopped.
That's a simple request, right? Not really. The world just isn't ready
for a tweeting/texting clothes dryer. My quest lead me to find a nifty
open-source microcontroller called Arduino. It talks to itself just
fine. It slices and dices and so much more. Arduino got smarter once I
added an Ethernet Shield. And, I even found a site that would listen. I
needed a better listener. And, I think you do too. That's why
Your world, collected.
was designed to provide a listing
ear to any device that has something to say. It will listen and record
your data. After you submit your Point, we'll help you visualize and
How does that work, exactly?
After you sign up, you will be able to add devices
and threads to your account. You will also receive a key to use to
setup your device to send Points to your Thread.
Devices, Threads, and Points. Oh my.
A device can be anything that can send an HTTP
string. Yep, any Internet connected Arduino or other microcontoller,
websites, you get the idea. Threads are a collection of Points from a
given Device. So you add Points to a Thread from a Device. And, if you
have several Devices, you can register all of them, create a Thread for
each sensor or data source, and start sending Points. You can even add a
point to your thread manually while you are signed in to your
account. You can make it as simple or complex as you need.
But it is still my data, right?
We believe that if you created it, it is yours. You can download, add, or delete your data at anytime.
Public or Private? I just have to know!
You can individually set your Account, Device, or
Thread as public or private. Public means that the data you provide for
each item is available for other users to see and explore. Private means
that other users will not be able to see it. If your Account is
private, every Device and Thread you create is private. If your Device
is private, every Thread associated to the Device is Private. If a Tread
is private, all Points added to that Thread is private. We encourage
all users to share their creations, but in the end, it's all up to you!