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Category: Internet of Things

Combining multiple models in one application

Managing backend requests and frontend notifications in serverless web apps

Web and mobile applications usually interact with a backend service, often via an API. Many front-end applications pass requests for processing, wait for a result, and then display this to the user. This synchronous approach is only one way to handle messages, but modern applications have alternatives to provide a better user experience. There are […]

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Answers processing architecture

Building a location-based, scalable, serverless web app – part 3

In part 2, I cover the API configuration, geohashing algorithm, and real-time messaging architecture used in the Ask Around Me web application. These are needed for receiving and processing questions and answers, and sending results back to users in real time. In this post, I explain the backend processing architecture, how data is aggregated, and […]

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Ask Around Me backend architecture

Building a location-based, scalable, serverless web app – part 2

This post explores the backend architecture of the Ask Around Me application. I compare the cost and features in deciding between REST APIs and HTTP APIs in API Gateway. I introduce geohashing and the npm library used to handle geo-location queries in DynamoDB. And I show how you can build real-time messaging into your web applications using the publish-subscribe pattern with AWS IoT Core.

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The deployed web frontend and the robot it controls.

Building a Raspberry Pi telepresence robot using serverless: Part 2

The deployed web frontend and the robot it controls. In a previous post, I show how to build a telepresence robot using serverless technologies and a Raspberry Pi. The result is a robot that transmits live video using Amazon Kinesis Video Streams with WebRTC. It can be driven remotely via an AWS Lambda function using […]

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Building a Raspberry Pi telepresence robot using serverless: Part 1

A Pimoroni STS-Pi Robot Kit connected to AWS for remote control and viewing. A telepresence robot allows you to explore remote environments from the comfort of your home through live stream video and remote control. These types of robots can improve the lives of the disabled, elderly, or those that simply cannot be with their […]

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A collection of various ESP32 development boards.

Building an AWS IoT Core device using AWS Serverless and an ESP32

Using a simple Arduino sketch, an AWS Serverless Application Repository application, and a microcontroller, you can build a basic serverless workflow for communicating with an AWS IoT Core device. A microcontroller is a programmable chip and acts as the brain of an electronic device. It has input and output pins for reading and writing on […]

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Visualizing Sensor Data in Amazon QuickSight

This post is courtesy of Moheeb Zara, Developer Advocate, AWS Serverless The Internet of Things (IoT) is a term used wherever physical devices are networked in some meaningful connected way. Often, this takes the form of sensor data collection and analysis. As the number of devices and size of data scales, it can become costly […]

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