Category Archives: Hacking

Guide to use Mikroelektronika’s ‘mikromedia+ for PIC32MX7’ with Nabto AMP heat control app

This is a guest blog written by software and hardware developer Bo Kristensen. In this blog post we will provide you with a step-by-step guide on how to get the Mikroelektronika’s ’mikromedia+ for PIC32MX7‘ up running with the Nabto open source AMP Heat control app, which is available for download on Google Play and Apple’s […]

How to use ESP32 for cost-optimized and low-powered P2P remote control of Modbus-based devices

This blog post is written by guest writer Michael Paar from our developer partner Connictro.  Introduction As a development partner, we have received a request to provide a solution for controlling Modbus from ultra-low-cost/low power WiFi modules like Espressif ESP32, inspired by the blog post about controlling Modbus devices via the Nabto P2P Platform from […]

How to P2P remote control Modbus-based devices

Image of set up of the integration with Modbus

You can say a lot about Modbus, like “old and primitive” but it’s definitely also a protocol that is very widely used and common in many products today. However, it is worth remembering that primitive is sometimes good, especially when you are interfacing systems. Therefore it should not come as a big surprise that we […]

Secure App Access to Raspberry Pi Camera

In this post we will show you how to set up a standard USB webcam with a Raspberry Pi (RPI) and the AppMyProduct service for easy access and high security: There are already many good guides out there that demonstrate how to setup a webcam with the RPI – but they all leave the reader […]

The Roomba (Part 2 of 2)

Please read Part 1 to read about the preliminary steps in the Roomba saga. This part will be the fun part where we turn the Roomba into a fully fledged remote controlled vehicle fitted with realtime video feed as well! If at any time you feel like trying this yourself, you can sign up for a free […]

The Roomba (Part 1 of 2)

As some of you might have seen on twitter we had a device laying around at the Nabto headquarters with Nabto written all over it. [tweet https://twitter.com/nabto_com/status/735109173466267650 align=’center’] Today is the grand reveal of our Roomba hack! Like the CoffeePi this project was rather substantial so the Roomba hack will be split in two parts. […]

Snappy Ubuntu Core + uNabto

Today we will have a look at Snappy Ubuntu Core, why it is nice, in principle, and why it still has some way to go before it will really be useful in reality. Snappy Ubuntu Core, the basics Snappy Ubuntu Core is “a new, transactionally-updated Ubuntu for IoT devices, clouds and more”. In other words, it’s a […]

The CoffeePi (Part 2 of 2)

Breaking news! The CoffeePi will be appearing at Smart IoT London 2016! Feel free to drop by our booth and get a hot beverage from the CoffeePi served using Nabto! Back to the story Please read Part 1 to read about the preliminary steps in the coffee saga. This part will be dealing with the following points […]

Raspberry Pi 3 IoT – Perfect for Nabto

A few days ago (29/2-2016) the new Raspberry Pi 3 was announced. Of course we were all excited here at the Nabto headquarters and quickly bought a few. Since they are reviewed as the perfect platform for IoT we wanted to check out if it is perfect for Nabto as well. Spoiler alert: it is ! Setting […]

The CoffeePi (Part 1 of 2)

When I asked if I could hack the 1300$ (8800 dkk) coffee machine at the Nabto headquarters the responses varied from “no way” to “I’ll give it 30 % chance of success”. Eventually they surrendered to my request, so let’s see if it all worked out! Since this project was rather substantial, the coffee machine saga will be split […]