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Blog Archive for lucastorri during January 2008

After releasing the Squawk VM as Open Source, Sun announced yesterday that has open sourced the SPOT libraries as well, under GPLv2. SPOTs are small, Java-based, wireless devices developed at Sun Labs. This libraries include the code responsible for wireless communication, sensors control and security at the devices. The news was published in the forum and can be seen the the java.net project...
September of last year I participated in a Contest at the netbeans.tv website, where the participants should share some photos or videos about the place where they live, work, etc. I created a entry about the city I live, Florianópolis. Unfortunately I didn't won the contest (the prize was a 1 GB Pen Drive and a Rich Client Programming Book), but at least I won a NetBeans T-shirt. Today I...
This is great! Technology to help us with domestic tasks. Designer Samgmin Bae has designed the clothTag, an RFID tag that could communicate with RFID enabled washers, dryers, irons, presses, and dry cleaning equipment, adjusting all settings automatically. You will just need to load your clothes, add detergent and shut the lid. It looks even prettier than the normal labels: Like the designer...
Happy new year for everybody! Last month I got a Sun SPOT from a friend that came back from US and I can say that the kit is very cool. Now, in my way to learn more about it I decided to add a Humidity Sensor to the board. This was my first experience on extending the SPOT hardware so in the beginning I was a little petrified but the process showed to be very simple. I got a free sample Humidity...