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How to Regularly Export to Csv on Windows

Here’s a quick how-to on how to configure your windows computer to download any Google spreadsheet to .csv a regular basis. Go to File then Publish Then select what sheet you want to make available. Then select the output type. In most cases .csv is more than sufficient. Click the green Publish button. Save the link given. We’ll need that in a second. Download and Install Git...

How to Make an Amazing Looking Iot Dashboard in No Time

In this post, I’m going to show you how to get started with Grafana and InfluxDB running in a docker container on Digital Ocean. That way you can get on demand pretty graphs like these: The cost? $5 a month Let’s get to it. Steps Login to Digital Ocean. If you don’t have Digital Ocean and would like to support this blog click here to create an account. Go to Account Settings -> Security and make sure you have an SSH key setup....

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How to Make an Amazing Looking Iot Dashboard in No Time

Finding the Best TVOC Sensor: BME680 vs CCS811 vs SGP30

Finding the Best TVOC Sensor: BME680 vs CCS811 vs SGP30

UPDATE! (6/18/2019) I’ve been watching the data over the past month. What i’ve found has definitely changed my opinion about the devices i’m using. So what’s the big news? Temperature The BME680 and the SGP30 both correlate in their readings with temperature. This means when the temperature goes up and down, i’ve seen the TVOC reading go up and down as well. Hardly useful for a sensor that is supposed to tell you if your air is bad or not....

Use The Particle Squared Air Quality Sensor With Google Docs

Air quality. You probably think about it more now that our clean air has turned into a permanent haze across the sky. Yuck. I’ve previously written about the subject. This post is a straight-to-the-point version which will get you up and running quick! Gather the Goods Get everything together that you’ll need for this project. This includes: A Particle Mesh board (Argon, Boron, Xenon). You can get them almost anywhere....

Homemade Particle Powered Indoor Air Quality Sensor

I got my hands on some of the mesh based Particle boards not too long ago. I’ve been itching to try them out but haven’t quite figured out the project. One thing has been bothering me though: air quality. I spend a good amount of time in my office tinkering, soldering, coding and writing. I sneeze occasionally so I always wondered, how bad is it? The house is also prone to mold exposure during the hot months which had me concerned....

Protocol Buffers For Your Bluetooth Low Energy Service

One of the most confusing things about Bluetooth Low Energy is how data is moved around. Depending on your application, your device state may be fairly complex. That means having an individual endpoint for every piece of data is suicide by Bluetooth. So, what’s he solution? Protocol Buffers. A protocol buffer is a programatic way to encode/decode optimized structured data. They can be shared and manipulated across almost any platform....