Upgraded targeting system: Voice control

To make it more interesting I thought it’d be cool to restrict the machine learning model to a single type of item and add support for voice control to change between types. While I was at it I added the audio from the Portal turrets, because why not?

EdgeX Foundry hands-on tutorial

After having received several inquiries from people about how to get started with EdgeX Foundry I’ve decided to write a hands-on tutorial. Hopefully this will make it easier for newcomers to setup a system, configure data ingestion, data export & many other things.

Incidentally, getting started with EdgeX Foundry is also an excellent way to learn how to practically leverage new concepts and technologies in IT. In addition to learning about open source IoT solutions, the guide also covers topics like:

  • Docker
  • Building, running and monitoring containers
  • Grouping containers with docker-compose
  • Microservices
  • MQTT
  • Python scripting
  • Tools like Postman, cURL, etc.

The guide started as a blog post but ended up being way too long. Now it’s in PDF format and clocks in at 48 pages. Hopefully not too long for those looking to get started 🙂


Telemetry Streaming with Dell EMC PowerEdge 14G servers, Python, InfluxDB and Grafana

In early 2020 a new feature was added to the PowerEdge 14G servers called “Telemetry Streaming’. This feature makes it possible to send a continuous stream of telemetry containing in-depth information about the state of the server and its various components including, but not limited to, the following:

  • CPU, Memory and Fans
  • FPGA and GPU
  • PCIe slots
  • Airflow inside server
  • Power usage information

Since the level and depth of information collected with this method FAR exceeds what has been previously possible using IPMI or other tools, this feature can help in several areas. For example:

  • Power ML algorithms for Anomaly Detection
  • Provide detailed inventory, usage and status information
  • Assist with security and auditing

Blog posts in this series

Introductory video and demo

Links to useful documents / scripts published elsewhere: