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12 Mar 2012   Updated: 14 Dec 2012   Rating: 4.88/5    Votes: 52   Popularity: 8.28
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This article is great for anybody learning jQuery Mobile or building mobile applications with MVC3. I built a remote control for my phone to control a squirt gun for my pool, open my garage door, water the garden and control for my gas fireplace using jQuery Mobile with MVC and a Netduino
13 Feb 2014   Updated: 10 Jan 2015   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 54   Popularity: 8.57
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Use a Microsoft Kinect to control the home automation in the house. Lights can be turned on an off from speech recognition or from pointing at them and waving your other hand one way to turn on and the other way to turn off.
15 Jan 2012   Updated: 3 Jan 2015   Rating: 4.97/5    Votes: 159   Popularity: 10.95
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Remote control a squirt gun, open the garage, and water the garden all through .net
20 Dec 2014   Updated: 12 Jan 2015   Rating: 4.94/5    Votes: 91   Popularity: 9.67
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I built my own Internet of Things, IoT, home automation system that is controlling 30 different things with 4 different types of microcontrollers with nearly 150 commands. This article talks about IoT design patterns and the lessons learned from the design patterns that I have used.

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Dan Thyer
Chief Technology Officer Logical Advantage
United States United States
Dan graduated summa cum laude from North Carolina State University with dual degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering. Dan attended NC State on full scholarship program with General Motors. After working with GM, Dan served as application development director for the largest Microsoft Business Solutions Partner in the Carolinas. During this time, Dan's team won two Microsoft Pinnacle awards. For the past 10 years, as Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of, Logical Advantage (, a software consulting business, Dan has successfully architected and delivered web-based and mobile applications for many Fortune 500 companies. Dan focuses his energies on emerging technologies, and ensuring that all projects are architected to meet the client's current and future needs. Dan collaborates with his Chief Solutions Officer and other architects to create technical standards, including coding standards, tools, and platforms. He holds a leadership role in the local Microsoft Enterprise Developer's Guild and has been on the steering committee for over a dozen years.