ioBridgeTalk – Java Application at mullac.org

Callum Jones has been posting on his blog about a java application to interface with your ioBridge Module. His first post contains the source and libraries — his second post includes the steps to run the application.

What ioBridgeTalk allows you to do is have a desktop hook to your modules Data Feed. You can get an XML dump of your JSON feed and link to your applications that would benefit from that data, like getting access to temperature, digital input, and other sensor data.

I spent a few minutes in NetBeans and was able to use his Subversion and his distribution version of the application. I typed in my feed key from my module on my desk and had instant access to it’s data via Java.

K:>java -jar "D:NetBeansProjectsIOBridgeTalkdistIOBridgeTalk.jar" -operation xmldump -module zTFNFDol8806vSZnuxel



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Check out Callum Jones’ Blog (mullac.org) for posts regarding tech, music, and photography. I especially like his posts regarding his new digital camera.

Wiimote Mod with ioBridge

Jay from thecapactity.org started posting on his blog about ioBridge the moment he heard about ioBridge. He send us email asking about an API, REST, JSON, jQuery, and all things web app. We had our API in the works, but his plurality of email lead us to believe to accelerate the API release, and we did just that. Little did we know that Jay was planning a remote controlled weapon of micro destruction. We have put the pieces together and enabled his mini-surge.

Enter, The ioGun – A Wiimote controlled magnetic coil gun that slings projectiles at college text books. It is a fascinating collection of technologies using the output of the Wiimote wrapped in JSON, feeding into a web app that ties into ioBridge’s JavaScript Widget Control API. He also used the coil from a golf ball putter returner, inks pens, a and black tape. His friends will never be the same when he invites them over for an evening of Wii Sports and you have to dodge, duck, dip, and dodge as you play tennis.

Here is the Wiimote controlled servo action on YouTube:

Check out the “Wiimote Controlled Coil Gun” on thecapacity.org or on Hack a Day. Jay also introduced to his self-aware beating heart project.

Make Your Computer Aware of You

Jay from thecapacity sent us project details about making his computer aware of him sitting in front of the computer or not by using a temperature sensor and an ioBridge module. He wanted the computer to turn off the screen saver and adjust the volume of his music depending on his presence. Jay sent us a few questions along the way and this caused us to accelerate the release of the Data Feed API. His proof of concept is a beating heart that speeds up when the temperature increases.


Bridge to my heart… from thecapacity on Vimeo.

Jay took our technology in a new and interesting direction. He successfully bridged his computer to his workspace with ioBridge and his clever desktop and web applications.

For more project details, check out Jay’s posts on his “thecapacity” blog.