Blue Marble Campaign Launched

BlueMarble is proud to announce the launch of our Kickstarter campaign. Head over to .Kickstarter.com and like, share or even better, pledge your support. Help us make a brighter water wise future for all. BlueMarble has also been featured in today’s press release from http://www.technology.org/2015/07/28/blue-marble-connect-with-plants-in-your-garden-through-intelligent-irrigation-system/

Bringing Blue Marble to Life (for the techies)

“They’re only sprinklers!” Yeah. Right! I worked for so many years in hi-tech that I was certain the design and manufacture of the Blue Marble system would be a piece of cake! Not so fast. In hi-tech irrigation, you’ve got almost all the challenges of engineering and physics to deal with: Hydraulics, pressures, flows, seals, and forces Electro-magnetics in the […]

IoT Basics – Three Realms of IoT Radio Range

OK. This is a technical tip for those who might be starting to embark on an IoT product venture. I have seen many people immediately choose the fundamentally WRONG technology from the start for their IoT product. I don’t want you to start the journey on your left foot! If you are just starting to think about an IoT product […]

IOT Basics – LoRa and LoRaWAN

System designers integrating radio frequency IoT technologies into their products have a large, fragmented and, sometimes, confusing set of communications stacks and standards from which to choose. In a previous article, I compared several IoT communications standards, quickly leaving some of them behind and concentrating on the differences between BlueTooth Low Energy (BLE) and IoTMesh (IEEE 802.15.4e with IETF 6LoWPAN, […]