14 Apr RealTimeWeekly #23
Looking for something fun to play with and tell your boss that it’s business research on real-time applications and the Internet of Things? Check out the ION lava lamp that you can control via the browser. There’s also a kickstarter project for it if you want to get one of your own! We’ve also included a tech article below from the Lava team about how they built the Try Ion site using socket.io and Node.js.
As always, if you have tips, announcements, or suggestions, please contact me directly at Arin@AgilityFeat.com.
Thanks for reading!
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In the intro above, I mentioned the very fun kickstarter project for a programmable lava lamp called ION. The good folks at Lava, the development company behind this project, have also shared in this post how they built the real-time application around the lamp that allows anyone on the internet to control the lamp via your browser. Tech stack is Node.js, socket.io, a Raspberry Pi, and more interesting libraries to queue site visitors for control of the lamp and to stream the video.
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