LinuxDay 2016

The Linuxday is the main Italian event dedicated to Linux, the free software, the open culture and sharing. We arrived at the 16th edition of the event, and from 2001 to the present enormous strides have been made.

 IoT – Internet Of Things

   In recent times, you often hear people talk about the Internet of Things, aka IoT, which is nothing more than its acronym. You begin to find this word a bit everywhere and sometimes without having the slightest idea what they’re talking about. In this article you will see in more detail what the Internet of Things is, and how it is gradually more and more influencing your lives.

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 Landsat – image acquisition of Earth’s surface (Remote sensing)

For over 30 years, the data were collected as the Earth surface images, thanks to a series of specialized satellites for remote sensing of the Earth’s surface, called Landsat. In all these years, an enormous amount of information has been collected and processed and allowed to monitor changes in the environment throughout this period.

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PCBGrip – an electronic assembly system for OpenBeam

PCBGrip is a kit of mechanical components that is designed to integrate seamlessly with the framing system as OpenBeam (here to visit the official site).. Thus you can consider it as one of the kits useful for a rapid prototyping. This extension adds new features to the already enormous flexibility of the framing system, in particular, you will have a better integration of the electronic components.

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The domotic electric system: a sample project for a residential facility

The designer must remain free to choose any other procedure, and technical solution. In this article, I describe the realization of a home automation system of medium level with the most common automation functions such as load management, alert for flooding and gas leaks, lighting, intrusion detection, blinds and shutters motor control. All of this is made possible by the universal standard Konnex system. But before discussing about the actual construction, a brief description of the various devices is necessary.