This should roughly guide you (albeit on a meandering path), through the process of getting a Raspberry Pi (3) up and running with Docker, and using a simple Docker-contained toolset, create your own data & control hub for the so-called Internet of Things (IoT).
With the complex job or raising a newborn, and the fear put into us about keeping her temperature in some sort of Goldilocks zone, I thought I’d see if I could put an iBeacon a colleague leant me to good use, as it has a temperature sensor (among others).
So, we ordered a Raspberry Pi 3, since it has both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1 Low Energy built in, and then I began setting it up. Then the first roadblock hit me… getting the latest version of Docker on an ARM-based machine.
While I’m looking at using the Bean, I’ve also looked at the Owl Intuition-C heating control and energy monitoring device, which I’ve previously integrated with some Ruby scripts, but I’ve been meaning to update.
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Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.