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Marshall Rose
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the curators thank everyone for their support over the last 14 months!

however, the thing system is now going into hiatus for lack of volunteer cycles at all levels. the repositories, website, and community will remain available, but until there is a passing of the torch, no further development and/or support is anticipated.

if you are interested in taking on the burden of running the project, please contact either curator.

thank you!
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Openhab is not anything like tts. There is no real autodetection in the openhab world pretty much every device needs to be hard coded in the main configuration file. It is however quite mature and stable. Next major version is looking at autodetection and such.
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Alasdair Allan
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The arrival of the #ESP8266 SoC — which you can pick up for $2.50 a chip in only moderate volume — could have serious knock on affects for the #IoT  and especially for #wearables.
 
The first part of a three part series on the #ESP8266.
What if you could have an Arduino compatible board, with WiFi, for just $5? Well now you can, because the ESP8266 is now Arduino compatible.
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Mauricio Dominguez

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i want install the thing system on a beagle bone black board, can help me ? 
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See http://thethingsystem.com/dev/Installation.html where there is a disk image for the Beaglebone Black at the top of the page. Alternatively you can install from source by following these instructions, http://thethingsystem.com/dev/Bootstrapping-the-BeagleBone-Black-with-Debian.html on Debian.
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Adam Škorpík

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UniPi Board!
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Olivier Nyssen

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To kick off this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show, SmartThings CEO, Alex Hawkinson, joined Samsung’s president and CEO, BK Yoon, on stage to deliver an opening keynote address focused on...
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Yu-Cheng Chen

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I downloaded the disk image for raspberry b+ and then put it on the micro sd card. I am still waiting for the bluetooth dongle to come in, so I don't have the dongle plugged into the raspberry pi yet, and I also don't have an ethernet cable, because I only have wifi. But I was hoping to test the image and see if I can get it set up. And I can't get the raspberry pi to boot up, does anyone know why? Is it because I don't have the ethernet and the bluetooth dongle plugged in?
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Ahhh, that won't work. Unfortunately, Windows is dumb about such things. Rather than say "Gosh, this seems to have a partition table and its filename ends in .img, maybe they want to overwrite the entire disk with this disk image" and ask, they just copy the file on there.

You can verify that this is what happened by inserting the microsd card into any computer. If you see one file, sdcard_rpi_bplus_1.10.img, on it, it's never gonna boot.

You need software that will write an image to the entire disk. I don't know how to do that on Windows, but if you look on the raspbian.org website, they'll tell you how to do it.
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Jerrill Johnson

The Steward  - 
 
Any support for this device? CEL claims Linux compatibility in their datasheet. What additionally is involved in developing a steward "driver" for a Linux-supported device? http://meshconnect.cel.com/products/usb-sticks/em357-usb-lr
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+Russell Nelson It's actually a ZigBee to USB adapter. So the steward would have to use it to discover other ZigBee devices if I understand it correctly.
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Alasdair Allan
owner

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Me talking about what's wrong with the Internet of Things, and what we should be doing to fix it, at #Øredev  a couple of weeks ago. #IoT  
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Jerrill Johnson

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I'm trying to get WiFi up and running on a BBB with TTS. I can get it working just fine except when the Ethernet cable is disconnected. If I don't boot connected to an Ethernet network, then the BBB never finishes booting. If I do boot connected to an Ethernet network then BOTH the Ethernet and WiFi connections seem to work fine. Thoughts?
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Jerrill Johnson

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Is any one working on an IFTTT-like GUI client for thethingsystem that lets some one graphically construct complex automation?
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Huginn definitely looks interesting thanks for the heads up. Meanwhile someone on this community has attest stated working with http://nodered.org for a similar purpose.
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About this community

Your life and your house went from one computer to an Internet of things. From tablets to lightbulbs, from sensors to media boxes, everybody gets their own Internet. Today, you have to fight your things. They don't talk to each other, the apps don't work, it's a tower of babel. Our solution — the Thing System — is open source. We'll talk to anything, you can hack the system, it has an open API. With the Thing System, you can finally take control of your things.

Alasdair Allan
owner

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Interesting. The first Javascript board with a full node.js stack, including the capability to run modules using native C and C++. I wonder if we could get the steward up and running on it... 
 
Real +node.js on a board, including modules that use native C and C++ code. This is a big step forward... 
Earlier today Technical Machine, the people behind the Javscript-driven Tessel, released the Tessel 2 their next generation board.
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Delaji D'vil

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Is this project dead in the water?

It would be a shame to let this project die out.
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Yeah I can't argue with you there. Just had a quick scan over the code.
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Haris Sibonjic

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can anyone give me an example of how to use the $list and $lookup field for making new clients. In the documentation it says only:
"The $list and $lookup fields are for "special" kinds of actors, and are described later." , and I cant find the later section :D
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chris laws

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Alasdair Allan presenting "Open Source Protocols and Architectures to Fix the Internet of Things" at Linux Conference Australia 2015. #lca2015
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Simon Osborne

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Interested in giving TTS a go after having tried a couple of alternatives. I am trying to get it running on an rpi and have written the sdcard_rpi_1.10.img to an sd card (have tried two different cards) using Win32DiskImager. However its not starting up as I cannot access the steward ("This web page is not available") either via https://steward.local:8888 or by using the IP address (https://XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX:8888). If I plug a monitor into the rpi you get a bunch of boot text then it stops on the steward login prompt (don't know what the login is).

What am I doing wrong???
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The steward starts automatically starts on my pi, it just takes a long time. 
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Olivier Nyssen

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Watch the video: individual membership is free. The standards and the code will be open, hardware will be certified. An excellent project imo
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./ seb

Making Things  - 
 
Hi, is anyone as ever done preliminary work on current cost power sensors (aka cc128) ? this sensor monitor power usage and interface is a serial usb.
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Jason DeVelvis

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What version of Node should I be running TTS on? I'm trying to do a fresh Debian install on a new board (not BBB or RPi) and I'm running into NPM install errors. The only thing I can think of is that the code isn't jiving with the node version I'm using (v0.10.33)
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Good to know thanks Jason.
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Markus Larsson

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Seems I made a mistake when shopping for BT dongles and ended up with a Bluetooth 4.0 dongle instead of a BLE one.
Anyone have a good idea on what I could use it for?
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Hell yes, hciconfig to the rescue.
The dongle supports BLE, so I'm just having a software issue it seems.
Time to get to work :D
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Erik de Bruijn

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Hi all! I'm new to TTS but I've just started adding a RPi based controllers, some smart thermostats and burglar alarm hardware to my home.

So far I had a system without anything centralized. Just Tasker on me in my wife's phones which are controlled by our Pebbles (AutoRemote). This controls our Hue Bridge and our Tesla Model S (the latter through an App I wrote myself).

TTS seems to be (by far) the system with the best vision behind it. The big BUT is, that it seems to have quite a learning curve too (or is it me?). Amazingly, after pressing the button on my hue bridge, my lights just automatically showed up. Great job! Plus it supports the Model S by default, with made me more curious about TTS (works brilliantly already).

I wanted a system with a lot of possibilities and I enjoy hacking this. However, it should also not be a huge time drain, which may be a reason for me to move away from TTS, I'll have to see.

My first experiences so far:
+ Hue just works
+ Adding Tesla was a breeze
- Authenticating with time-based codes every time is cumbersome. I don't want either developer mode (insecure) nor having to use the time-based codes. Why not allow "Remember me" for a certain client?
- Not clear how to get Z-wave gateway working. Doesn't show up, now what?
- Not clear how to get RFXCOM RFXtrx433 gateway working. Doesn't show up, now what?
- RPi B+ has a broken SD card. Reverted to RPi B. No blame on TTS, but that made the setup take LONG!

Does anyone have Z-Wave things other than light-switches and dimmers? I'd love to get a soft-alarm up and running a.s.a.p.
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I think the idea, Erik, is for everything to Just Work(tm), so that a lot of documentation isn't necessary. Right now, because some devices don't/can't auto-discover, there is a learning curve. TTS has gotten a lot better in the last six months.
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