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RealTimeWeekly #23

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 and Node.js.

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Tutorials and Tech Articles

Behind the scenes of Try Ion

Eric Barch, Lava blog

Apr 7 2014

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,, a Raspberry Pi, and more interesting libraries to queue site visitors for control of the lamp and to stream the video.

Creating a WebRTC WOW Moment With Raspberri Pi and Node.JS

Tsahi Levent-Levi,

Apr 10 2014

Steps to download and install a sample WebRTC application on a Raspberry Pi and use it to host WebRTC demo calls.

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