Blog

At Crownstone we blog about a wide range of topics. Enjoy reading and feel free to contact us if you want to know more details! Also check out our newsletters (which will show up on our blog with a delay) which you can read back at this list and subscribe at the bottom of this page if you want to stay on top!

2019

May

Firmware and hardware wizardry

For a noob, the code on a device like Crownstone might look like magic spells; the programmer might look like a wizard including the long hair; the computer like a science-fiction console. However, did you know that as a firmware developer most of the time is spend on debugging!?

Firmware and hardware wizardry

March

Privacy matters

When we enter a hotel room in a new country the small changes that normally get unnoticed suddenly get noticed. Dan Hill cites Timothy Morton: '*the light switch seems a little closer than normal, a little differently placed on the wall*'. Technology should be seamlessly integrated in our environment.

Privacy matters

2018

November

Smart Speakers are Changing the Future

The history from the Echo 4 to the Echo now and what this means for our homes getting smarter right now.

Smart Speakers are Changing the Future

October

Crownstone energy consumption in standby

The Crownstones use very little power themselves. This means that they can operate as standby killers.

Crownstone energy consumption in standby

June

iOS advertisements in the background

Developers have a hard time to cope with iOS advertisements as soon as the app goes into the background mode. However, it is possible to scan for devices, it just requires more in-depth knowledge.

iOS advertisements in the background

March

Switchcraft and dimming!

We have been testing the dimming behavior extensively and are rolling this out as we speak. Yes, LED dimming as well!

Switchcraft and dimming!

2017

October

The internet of stolen things

A bike of other object can have an iBeacon attached to it. If Crownstones are strategically positioned they can help scanning for these beacons when such an object is stolen.

The internet of stolen things

August

Flex energy arriving?

July

ADC noise

A nerd discussing Bluetooth Mesh

June

Thermostats and energy labels fail!

Thermostats and energy labels are not what they should be. A technology that works is zoned heating. In the meantime we got our Bluetooth certification!

Thermostats and energy labels fail!

May

A meshy mess

March

Watch out with wiring in your home!

Does Alexa have skills?

February

Do you want fancy light bulbs? Think again!

January

The devilish dilemma of supporting Android and iOS with BLE

Deliveries in full swing

Delivering Crownstone plugs! After a very busy time just before and during the holidays we shipped!

Deliveries in full swing

2016

December

A signal from outer space!

November

Lots of boxes arriving!

October

Resistant Resistors

Why is engineering of the utmost importance?

September

They broke the mould

August

Holidays!

April

Dimming random devices with the Crownstone

January

Inertia energy balance management system

2015

September

Recognize that fridge!

Human SLAM, Indoor localization using particle filters

August

I'm Busy: the app that keeps up your status

July

Crownstone. What is it? Students find out!

May

Smart Product for Weight Loss

March

Attaching a MicroView to the Crownstone

January

Programming the nRF51822 with the ST-link

2014

November

FeltYou prototype

September

The making of the Virtual Memo

July

Linux and BLE

BLE, doBeacon, a Virtual Memo

June

A nonparametric Bayesian lesson

May

Sportopia, friends are your best coach!

March

RFduino without RFduino code

2013

July

IRC, XMPP and WhatsApp

Introduction to One-Class Support Vector Machine

April

Extreme Learning Machines

Visualizing accelerometer data

March

Maker Inspiration

2012

November

Particle filter for tracking

Localization

July

Echo State Networks

May

Smartphone add-ons

April

In the spotlight, Linux!

March

Self-organisation Literature

February

The renormalization group on networks, an introduction

Reprogrammable Remote Control dongles


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