Tinkering with Windows Azure Service Bus and The Internet of Things

I recently read an article in MSDN Magazine about The Azure Servicebus and the Internet of Things. Basically it's about turning a LED on and off.... how cool is that! However this time a Windows Phone is used to control the LED. And it is all tied together using a…

Integrating backoffice applications with Umbraco using a service bus

As a follow-up on my article at 24 days in umbraco I will host a session at the Umbraco BE Festival 2014. I will speak about message queues, NServiceBus, RabbitMQ, EasyNetQ and dependency injection. How to exchange data between frontend and backend systems like Microsoft CRM. In various scenarious. Without…

Publication on 24 days in Umbraco

Jippee, last weekend I finished my first technology post for the Umbraco community at the 24 Days In Umbraco Christmas Calendar. It's about NServiceBus, a technology I use every day to connect websites to the backoffice systems of my company. In other words. When someone orders something on the website…

Trophee for a yoga champion

Is it about yoga or about nerdstuff? Both! :-) This trophee I created for a fellow yogi, who gave a worldclass performance on the International Yoga Asana Championship. I cut it using a Trotec Speedy 300 laser cutter from plexiglas. Here you can watch Kabir in action at the Europeon…

Thermal tweeter

Here's my setup of the thermal tweeter, fully inspired by dangerous prototyptes. What it does? It actually prints tweets from twitter! This project is hacked together from a standard Epson receipt printer, and stuff I have in my drawer. Epson TM-T88IV Thermal Printer (RS232 interface) FEZ Panda II with FEZ…

A circular led light using a tlc5940

Recently I got my hands on a tlc5940. Goal: getting this 16-channel LED driver run some LEDs, it should be fun. (a lot!!!) Looking at the datasheet it was a bit discouraging to get started. However I found this Arduino library. It is well documented, including drawings of a breadboard…