Author Archives: John Shovic

About John Shovic

Dr. John C. Shovic is currently Managing Partner of SwitchDoc Labs, LLC and Chief Technical Officer of InstiComm, LLC, a company specializing in mobile medical software solutions for health practitioners. He has worked in industry for over thirty years and has founded multiple companies: Advance Hardware Architectures, TriGeo Network Security, Blue Water Technologies, InstiComm, LLC, and bankCDA. He has also served as a Professor of Computer Science at Eastern Washington University, Washington State University and the University of Idaho. Dr. Shovic has given over 55 invited talks and has published over 35 papers on a variety of topics on HIPAA, GLB, computer security, computer forensics, embedded systems and others.

Solar Power / Raspberry Pi / Arduino – Glitches in the Sun

Solar Power RasPiConnect

Solar Power and The Raspberry Pi – Update on Project Curacao and the Latest Glitch A major glitch in the Project Curacao Solar Power control system happened last week, detected by my trusty friend the RasPiConnect Control Panel.  The Solar … Continue reading

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WeatherArduino SDL_RasPiGraphLibrary Library Released

WeatherArduino RasPiConnect

WeatherArduino SDL_RasPiGraphLibrary RasPiConnect / ArduinoConnect Library Released WeatherArduino uses the MiloCreek app RasPiConnect (or ArduinoConnect) to display and the WeatherArduino board.   To make this easier I developed the SDL_RasPiGraphLibrary for the Simple Line Graph Controls in RasPiConnect. In this … Continue reading

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WeatherArduino RasPiConnect Control Panel

WeatherArduino RasPiConnect

WeatherArduino RasPiConnect Control Panel Below is the RasPiConnect control panel for the WeatherArduino.  The software for the WeatherArduino was released last week.  The control panel is built on the milocreek.com iPhone/iPad app ArduinoConnect.  Either RasPiConnect or ArduinoConnect can talk to … Continue reading

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WeatherArduino Software Released for SparkFun Weather Meters

Arduino Adafruit SparkFun

WeatherArduino Software Released for SparkFun Weather Meters - SDL_Weather_80422 Class Library I have now released the first version of the Arduino C++ Class software for the WeatherArduino board, interfacing with the WeatherArduino PCB.  The full WeatherArduino article will be published in … Continue reading

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iBeacon Raspberry Pi Scanner in Python

iBeacon_header

I have been working on a new project called BeaconAir using a Bluetooth Low Energy USB dongle to read various iBeacon devices.  BeaconAir is on a hard deadline for an article, so I had to put aside the MouseAir redesign … Continue reading

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Project Curacao Arduino Solar Power / DS1307 Update

Project Curacao DS1307

Project Curacao Arduino Solar Power / DS1307 Update Monitoring and debugging a system from 3,500 miles away sometimes isn’t easy.  I understand a little bit better the issues that face the Mars Rovers, the IESS-3 team and the Voyager team.  When … Continue reading

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WeatherArduino PCB for the SparkFun Weather SEN-08942

Arduino Adafruit SparkFun

WeatherArduino PCB for the SparkFun Weather Meters SEN-08942 and DS3231 / FRAM Two weeks ago, we released a PCB board design (part number 072214-001, UPC code: 702535868963) to manufacturing.   The full WeatherArduino article will be published in Raspberry Pi Geek magazine … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi Python Library for the PCF8563

PCF8563 Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi Python Library for PCF8563  Real Time Clock Here is the third of a series of Python libraries for the Raspberry Pi for various Real Time Clocks (RTC).  This is the pure Python driver for the PCF8563 Real Time Clock. The original … Continue reading

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Project Curacao Moon Transit Movie – Raspberry Pi Camera

Raspberry Pi Camera

Project Curacao Moon Transit Movie – Raspberry Pi Camera Here is the video from last nights transit of the moon across the Project Curacao fixed view Raspberry Pi camera .  The pictures were taken by using the RasPiConnect panel and … Continue reading

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Project Curacao Shoots The Moon in Paradise

Project Curacao

Project Curacao Takes Pictures of the Moon in Paradise Here are three pictures hot off the press from Project Curacao, a massive Raspberry Pi / Arduino project in the Caribbean. Here’s my latest picture from the Box down in Curacao. It’s … Continue reading

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