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Fixed it. :D
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Internet upgrade day. Went from +Sonic.net​ legacy DSL to their Fusion FTTN service. Technically a leased Uverse line without all of the AT&T crap. Jumped from 6Mbit to ~20Mbit for about the same price. The only issue I need to fix now is the bottleneck with my power line ethernet setup that connects my router to my "office". Getting 2Mbit over the line so may need to resort to running cable again. Ugh.

At least it works well over wifi...
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Wish I could tag two different collections at once. No matter...

I can now read an (almost) unlimited number of sensors from my nodes over Bluetooth LE, provided the hardware will allow it. Now if only I could figure out why the connection fails more than it succeeds when the device is right next to me.
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First time dealing with waterproofing on a project. It turned out pretty well considering the issues that I had with my drill. I did a first pass submersion test and only found one point that needs some touching up. It should do ok against a light rain or sprinkler but it probably wouldn't be too happy if someone decided to throw my plants into the pool.

BOM:
4 - PG-9 cable gland (IP68) - http://goo.gl/kzIXQB
1 - waterproof project box (115x90x55mm) - http://goo.gl/qorp9H
2 - 4-pin waterproof connector cable - http://goo.gl/FiC5ig
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2015-05-25
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You know it's a good time to stop for the night when you're reading up on how to send data structures from C++ to Java over serial.

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A little fun with Bluetooth LE tonight. Been working on this off and on since I picked up the Blend Micro. Trying to work out a protocol to make things flexible with different sensor configurations, hardware, and platform. Right now, I just have it picking up every nearby LE device. Working pretty well so far.
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I love when companies own their security problems and go above the necessary to keep their customers. Accidentally "brick" their hardware with a cert update. Offer free replacement of hardware, give instructions for those capable of fixing it themselves, and everyone gets a $50 coupon for the trouble.

Wink gets to keep me for a customer. Now if only they'd make their hardware more hacker friendly.

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A little something I'm playing with for a side project at work. Tiny! Made a quick prototype tonight and will post some pics after I clean it up a little. The libraries need some work but for a Bluetooth LE Arduino, not a bad piece of kit.
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5/1/15
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Looks like Wink screwed up and effectively bricked all Wink Hubs in the world. They're asking for everyone to send their units back. Sure. As long as they don't mind the huge hole on the side or the UART pins I soldered to the board. ;)

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Well, that should make +Mellodi Parks​ happy until the next one. :)
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