One to unite them all
An intro to the VSCP framework.
Bill Gates and my realationship.
I have been walking besides Bill Gates since before the personal computer entered the scene and the richer he got the poorer I got. I have drunk a beer with Mr Balmer but never meet Bill personally even if we been in the same room many times in the past. Anyway we are linked. He in the big and I in the small.
I think he has done good. Not just the money. I once talked to a programmer in one of Microsofts teams and he told me Bill occasionally personally contacted him with insightful technical questions. That is a hard thing to do and to keep up the technical knowledge when you also run a big company on a daily basis.
Now he does even better with Melindas and his foundation. Hats off for you Bill from a poor programmer to a richer programmer. Respects from a Linux user! 😉
Google Smart Home
The Google Smart Home Created by: ForRent.com Apartment Living
There is one way…
- There is one way to Discover them all.
- There is one way to Configure them all.
- There is one way to Update firmware of them all.
- There is MANY ways to communicate with them all.
Discover VSCP, the uniting IoT/M2M framework.
Time to invest
As most small companies we have a few choices when it comes to producing our products.
1.) We can solder and mount components in-house. This is time consuming as the pick-and-place step takes time but with a solder paste stencil and a reflow oven it is workable. We can do series of up to 100 boards this way. We usually have six boards on a panel like this.
2.) We can produce and mount the boards in China. For a card like the one above we pay $1-2 for mounting so this service has a nice price. With small series we have to pay a higher BOM cost then we do when me mount them ourselves as we then can buy more components as many of them are the same over several boards. The big drawback is that we tie up money on boards that sit on the shelf.
3.) The possibility to buy your own production equipment has been far away for small companies for a long time. Stencil printers and reflow ovens, as the one we have today is available since some time but now also a pick an place machine is available at a good price. It is this one
New article in the wiki
New article in the wiki about connecting CAN4VSCP devices together.
CAN4VSCP-RS-232 PCB cards for the first batch of our third device was received for the factory in China today. This card can be used in two modes. Either it can work as a simple and low-cost interface between a computer or similar and the CAN4VSCP bus or alternatively it can work as a standard node on a CAN4VSCP bus that streams RS-232 data which either is predefined or dynamic content.
We expect the module to be available in the FrogShop in about two weeks.
The Paris and the Kelvin modules is already available for delivery and will be followed by the Beijing A0, Accra A0, and the Vilnius A0 modules this spring.