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Duncan Cragg
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Welcome to ThoughtWorks Subscribers!
You may have come to this blog from my article just published on ThoughtWorks' Insights page. Welcome! This blog is actually my ThoughtWorks 60-day Internet of Things project - my main blog is " What Not How ". I summarised my progress in this project  afte...

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Continuing over there..
I've moved my ongoing work back on to my main blog, with the post " The Object Network Approach to Augmented Reality and the Internet of Things ". See you there!

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Moving off Blogger..
This is my last post on this blog. Blogger and Google have been a bit of a disappointment, so this seems like a good time to wrap up and find an alternative. What I want in a blog service: bug-free editor - I don't actually need WYSIWYG if it's that hard to...

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Concluding my 60 Days of Things
I'm now nearly at the end of my 60 Days of Things . As I said when I was half-way : " I started this blog on the 14th of December last year, without intending to blog every day. But I happened to  have  something to say every day, and once I'd established t...

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Amazing Innovation at Raspberry Pi and Arduino Meetup
Tonight I attended the Surrey Geeks Meetup in the lovely offices of the generous  Kyan in Guildford. The topic was essentially anything to do with Raspberry Pi and Arduino.  There was some pretty innovative stuff being talked about. The organiser, Jon Nethe...

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Seamlessly copying data between adjacent machines
This morning on the train I wanted to work on a document that was in a draft email that I could access from Google by 3G on my Android phone. But I wanted to work on the document on my laptop, which doesn't have 3G. After my 25 minutes journey was done, I s...

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Seven uses of the Raspberry Pi Camera
My Christmas Pi came with a 5Mp (2592x1944) f/2.9 cam era module, which I intend to use as my light level sensor. I also want to use it to detect the colour of the ambient light, so that my light Things can match it. Further along, I expect I can use it for...

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Augmented Reality position from beacon strength
Well hopefully you all enjoyed my 51 seconds of fame yesterday. Although in that video, I skilfully managed to make it look as if my position, relative to all those BLE beacons, was being accurately tracked, the fact is that my algorithm is pretty dumb: It ...

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Very short video demo of AR+IoT in the Object Net
I spent all day today, thanks to my understanding family, preparing this 51-second video for you, about the work I've been doing for the ThoughtWorks 100 Days of Hardware : It's my first ever YouTube video, and I'm quite pleased with it. I'm also pretty hap...

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Which Contact and Event Formats for the UK Government?
Today, Paul Downey and I submitted two "challenge suggestions" to the UK Government's Standards Hub . Now, we both work at the Cabinet Office, so I guess we have a head start in knowing about all this, as insiders .. but no-one will find the standards we're...
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