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October 19, 2017


Build an automated cloud controlled system to water the plant and turn on the artificial light for the plant when needed.   The hardware has a moisture sensor and a light level sensor to provide the critical data for the system to decide when the plant need...

September 30, 2017

Project Description:

This is a simple Arduino project that uses the popular Arduino UNO R3 and NANO to build a remote controlled toy car.   An inexpensive and short distance wireless kit is used for transmitting the X and Y positions of the joystick to the toy car....

September 18, 2017

Project Goals

  • Use Alexa to have two way communication with the S5D9 board

    • Read the current temperature and pressure.

    • Turn on / off or blink the three built-in LEDs on the board.

    • Turn on / off or blink the two external LEDs that are connected...

May 30, 2017

Three Recipe Workflow:  Select Recipe, Recipe Flow, Process Sensor Rules

Function Description:

1. Select Recipe :

It is triggered by user's   It sets up the user choice of recipe and gets it ready to run.   Some configurations are setting the running mode...

May 30, 2017

Renesas S3A7 Fast IOT prototype kit has a great cooking demo that shows how the hardware can follow the steps in a recipe to cook something for you.   So, you can ask to run a steak recipe, and the cloud sends a set of steps to S3A7 board to complete the task for you....

May 1, 2017

This blog shows how to install e2studio for S3A7 IOT board.    Renesas provided the procedures that are necessary to install both e2 studio and SSP (Synergy Software Package) version 1.1.3.    I include the images to walk through the process of the installation so that...

April 27, 2017


A new wave of consumer and industrial products that can connect to the cloud over the Internet has become very popular.  They are known as Internet of things (IOT).   An internet connection enhances these physical devices to be controlled remotely from anywhere. For...

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My name is Mike.   This blog is made especially for you to enter my technology universe.  You will find new ideas and skills that may be helpful to you.   Feel free to leave your comments.   I am excited to hear from you.  Thank you. 

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