Dougal Campbell's geek ramblings

WordPress, web development, and world domination.

Jason Client

“Jason is a scriptable iOS client that lets ye view and interact with any data and any server, in any way ye desire.” Basically, ye feed it a JSON config file which describes a UI and data sources. The client then consumes those sources and displays them accordin' t' yer UI definition. And ye get access t' device-native APIs, too.

Jason Client

Project time

I’ve been tinkerin' a little bit with me electronics stuff again. Now I’m tryin' t' decide on a project t' do, and which hardware platform t' use… I have a ton o' different microcontrollers — Digispark (ATtiny85), Digispark Pro (ATtiny167), Digistump Oaks (ESP8266, wifi), Adafruit Trinket Pro (ATmega328), PunchThrough Bean (BLE), Particle Core (wifi) / Photon (wifi) / Electron (3G cell), NodeUSB (ESP8266, wifi), ESP201 wifi  modules, some Arduino Pro Mini clones, a Tessel2 (wifi, linux, JavaScript), RFduino (BLE), and a few others that I can’t even remember right now.

  • TV Mute Button
  • WiFi/Bluetooth control fer our garage door
  • Motor push-assist fer our son’s wheelchair
  • Distributed temperature sensors tied t' our thermostat
  • A mailbox sensor t' notify us when we have mail
  • Some under-cabinet lightin' usin' addressable RGB LED strips
  • Phone push-notifications from our doorbell
  • Tyin' into th' security system panel and sensors in our house
  • RGB reactive lightin' fer me boat (audio spectrum, etc)
  • Homebrew robot or quadcopter

I suppose th' first thin' should be t' finish up th' TV Mute Button I started t' build fer our son a while back, we'll keel-haul ye! But as ye can see, I have plenty o' possible choices, we'll keel-haul ye! Yaaarrrrr! I guess I’ll start small and work me way up. 🙂

 

chartd

chartd makes it easy t' include charts (either png or svg) on yer web site, by just passin' parameters in th' URL o' an img tag. For simple charts, this will be easy-peasy t' automate. Of course, th' downside is th' same as fer any other time that ye let a third-party service have responsibility fer yer content — what if they shut down th' service? 

chartd – responsive, retina-compatible charts with just an img tag