Serial over the Cloud with MQTT

Posted by openPicus | On: Feb 20 2015 | Comments (0)
This is our latest product we created for a customer. His need was to control industrial machineries over the Cloud. The only interface those machinery were providing is a simple serial port RS232. The customer needed to enquiry the machine from the Cloud and...

openPicus presents Smartables Beta in London

Posted by openPicus | On: Jan 14 2015 | Comments (0)
Seedhack IoT Hackathon, London 23-25 Jan 2015. We are there. What we will present? Smartables.io Why Smartables? We understood that for most developers hardware is hard, really hard. Hacking, soldering and firmware development is a real pain and sometimes this...

#iotxmas display with MQTT

Posted by openPicus | On: Dec 19 2014 | Comments (0)
We are near to Xmas and we wanted to hear your voice! We decided to make a big scrolling RGB display and we decided to go for 2*12 RGB matrix modules from Olimex. So the hacking started. First we created the code for FlyportPRO to control those display. We used...

IDEpro 2.9.0: Bye SSL, Welcome TLS!

Posted by openPicus | On: Dec 17 2014 | Comments (1)
SSL v3 is over. It’s now considered vulnerable to the Poodle attack (read here for more info). So most of the Cloud services has been changed to TLS security. We had to work hard to make this, but we did it! Today with the new IDEpro 2.9.0 you get TLS...

Thursday 20th November: public hangout with Claudio Carnevali

Posted by openPicus | On: Nov 17 2014 | Comments (0)
You are invited to our first public hangout! Claudio Carnevali, co-founder and CEO at openPicus will be ready to answer your questions on Google hangout on Thursday 20th November at 5.30pm CET (Rome time) Here’s the link to join the hangout, voice or chat...

Our new headquarters!

Posted by openPicus | On: Oct 22 2014 | Comments (0)
We just moved our R&D and biz dev office in Rome. The place is very near to Villa Ada that is a huge green piece of Rome.   The good news for our visitors is that we are 5 minutes aways from the metro (Libia station) B1 line that comes directly from...

IoT keeps you focused and healthy!

Posted by openPicus | On: Oct 16 2014 | Comments (0)
You are in front of your PC. Like all of us we stay too much stuck in the same position and this is really unhealthy for 2 reasons: – According to the Pomodoro Technique to get the max productivity you have to focus for 25 minutes and then move from the...

1.27mm connectors for FlyportPRO carrier boards

Posted by openPicus | On: Oct 15 2014 | Comments (0)
We have now in stock the connectors to let you create your carrier boards for FlyportPRO. Our customers found out that those kind of connectors are not easy to find and also quite expensive. As you know on FlyportPRO there are 2 female connectors (j1 and J2) that...

Wibou: Smart parking on Kickstarter

Posted by openPicus | On: Oct 03 2014 | Comments (0)
We are really happy to announce that Wibou (smart parking sensor with Wi-Fi) is on Kickstarter! Wibou is made by our customer Secure Park in Slovenia. It’s a smart sensor with embedding FlyportPRO Wi-Fi that you can attach on the roof of your garage. The...

Hack your fridge with IoT Kit!

Posted by openPicus | On: Sep 29 2014 | Comments (0)
This is the first hack we made using the new IoT Kit Wi-Fi! We know you guys like to eat during night (the best time for programming and hacking) but this is a really unhealthy habit and we want you fit and healthy! How it works The alarm for your fridge activates...