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peteroakes

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Automation & Control Engineer | Oakes Consulting

I started my career in Industrial Electronics Engineering over 40 years ago, I am also a seasoned Software Architect working as a consultant with large companies and government agencies developing software for Healthcare, Online Reporting solutions and large scale high availability data management. My electronics experience is primarily in automation and control of manufacturing and the gas industry This experience has left me with a good sense of Privacy, Security and reliability from the hardware right through to the data storage in central data centers. My passion has always been electronics. I now make tutorial videos for my youtube channel thebreadboardca. ( http://www.youtube.com/thebreadboardca ). I specialise in Industrial and Home Automation and Control and integration of heterogeneous systems, I love to figure out how to get all sorts of disparate things talking to each other using protocols like Modbus, MQTT etc. Getting a new product, Chip or other item, figuring out what can be done with it and then making a tutorial video is fun to me and I love to share what I learn.

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peteroakes

SIMATIC IOT2020

1 year ago

Win an IOT2020 Starter Kit and a chance for a prize of a $4500USD Lab kit.

I have just Just launched a contest on Hackster.io https://www.hackster.io/contests/iot2020 This is your chance to win a LAB kit valued at about $4500USD with a runner up prize valued at about $1000. The catch is the entry must be on an IOT2020

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SIMATIC IOT2020

1 year ago

IOT2020 Using an Arduino Sketch including I2C, SPI and PWM

We have all seen the videos and marketing up to now with how the IOT2020 can be programed by using an Arduino IDE but have you tried it and been successful. I Have and here is how I did it.

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SIMATIC IOT2020

1 year ago

Siemens IOT2020 - installing and testing Node-Red, MQTT and SQLITE3

Time to install some software to allow us to build a real open source Industrial Gateway This to me means Node-Red for control flows to be designed MQTT for publish and subscribe SQLITE3 for database functionality

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SIMATIC IOT2020

1 year ago

Siemens IoT2020 - Making use of the full SD Card size

After creating your bootable SD card for your IoT2020 you will find you will only have 500MB or there abouts. This is even if you have a 32GB Card or anything in between. So how to resolve this... Read on.

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SIMATIC IOT2020

1 year ago

SIMATIC IOT2020 - Create SD Card Boot Image and Configure Network

You have your SIMATIC IoT2020 from RS Components, but how do you load your OS and get your Linux OS up and running on your network?, it defaults to 192.168.200.1 and this may not be your network range!!!

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SIMATIC IOT2020

1 year ago

Siemens IOT2020 - Unboxing and technical look

Lets have a look at what makes the Siemens IoT2020 tick, what's inside the case!

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SIMATIC IOT2020

1 year ago

SIMATIC IOT2020 – the educational intelligent gateway for industrial IoT solutions

The SIMATIC IOT2020 is an open platform for collecting, processing and transferring data in the production environment. Targeted at Education, Hobbyist and Design Engineers, this unit is Arduino Hardware and Sketch Compatible and runs Linux OS.

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Internet of Things

1 year ago

Remote Desktop Client for Raspberry PI IoT now available

April 1st seems to have its fair share of april fools but amidst all the fun I discovered microsoft has released an Insider preview that now includes a Remote Desktop Client service for the raspberry PI and on the app store is the necessary client to load onto your windows 10 desktop. The desktop can be a Phone, Tablet or PC, it just need to be running windows 10 So I loaded it up and gave it a try... here is the result

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Raspberry Pi

2 years ago

Remote Desktop Client for Raspberry PI IoT now available

April 1st seems to have its fair share of april fools but amidst all the fun I discovered microsoft has released an Insider preview that now includes a Remote Desktop Client service for the raspberry PI and on the app store is the necessary client to load onto your windows 10 desktop. The desktop can be a Phone, Tablet or PC, it just need to be running windows 10 So I loaded it up and gave it a try... here is the result

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Home and Industrial Automation

An introduction to a series to help engineers and hobbyists alike to get to grips with automation and the protocols needed to make it work This series is presented by Peter Oakes The videos to accompany this presentation can be found here “www.youtube.com/c/thebreadboardca” This presentation has been made possible with the help from RS-Components

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Motion Control

2 years ago

CNC Build #3 Electrical Build of Gantry and Control Panel

Now we have the mechanical build out of the way, it is time to focus on wiring up the Gantry and the Control Panel, and this is where we get to add all the electronics.

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Motion Control

2 years ago

CNC Build #2. Mechanical Build

This is the second video in a series to build and learn about motion control in the form of a CNC router project.

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